Contrary to the exit polls results, BJP seems to be at a great loss. It has lost more than it gained. Also, the opposition isn’t winning in flying colors. During election campaigns, BJP projected its prospects as bigger than ever before but it isn’t uncommon for political parties to inflate their prospects in election rallies.
Claims BJP made in election campaigns
The party claimed to cross 225 seats in Maharashtra with its long-term ally Shiv Sena but the party is far behind its projected seats. In Haryana, it claimed to bag 75 out of the 90 assembly seats without any alliance but the results seem to be just the opposite. BJP is struggling to make a government in Haryana on its own. It has to take help of smaller parties to stake a claim for government formation.
Reasons for losing seats in Haryana Assembly Elections
- Voters believe on local issues and caste affiliations still play a crucial role in deciding preference of political candidates.
- BJP has to pay heed to local economy that is in shambles. The masses are worried about their future.
- Businessmen, middle-class and agricultural community sees dark future in present conditions. They need change but the opposition isn’t ready to take the lead.
Future of BJP in Maharashtra and Haryana
BJP is emerging as the single largest party to stake claim to form government. In Maharashtra it can easily form a government for second time but it can’t be said about Haryana where it is a couple of seats short from the magic figure.