Muslims bury the vote bank politics of Congress which still sticks CVB with its chest
After the tribals now the minorities have also started deserting the Congress party in Madhya Pradesh. In the last three elections, the BJP had captured most of the tribal-dominated seats in the state. But BJP in this assembly election of 4 states, the party has managed to register win in several Muslim-dominated seats also. Booth wise analysis of voting shows that around 30 to 35% Muslims have voted for the BJP in this assembly election of 4 states. Poll outcome clearly indicates that the Muslim voters are now accepting the saffron BJP too.
Neither Hindu terror remark of Home Minister Shinde nor saffron terror remark of Ex-Home Minister Chidambaram did work now. Muslims don’t want to eat Congress words of appeasement coated words. Congress leaders themselves can only these anti-national words of divide and rule policy, nude show of which can be seen in PCTV bill.
The myth that the Muslim voters are Congress supporters has been shattered after the elections. Slowly, the minority voters are not looking at the party but the candidate. BJP, which was earlier considered as untouchable by the Muslims, is now acceptable by them.
The work done by Muslim leaders of the BJP for the community is yielding good results. The Muslim voters were suffering from illusions, which are now cleared. Those who propagated that the BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi as anti- Muslim and BJP as ghost have got an answer from the voters. Muslims want development and whoever fulfils our aspirations, we are with them.
The ordinance which overturns a Supreme Court ruling mandating disqualification of convicted lawmakers facing at least a two-year jail sentence be called Nonsense ordinance by Rahul Gandhi but he, his mother and entire Congress party want to stick poisonous PCTV (CVB) Bill with their chest.
There are at least 22 Muslim-dominated constituencies in Madhya Pradesh. Arif Aqueel, the only Muslim legislator in Madhya Pradesh, shows no sense of celebration at having won his fifth election. Muslims make up 7-8% of voters in Madhya Pradesh. More than 70% of the Muslim voters backed BJP's programs and policies
The BJP registered comprehensive win over the Congress in several assembly seats in Indore, which have significant Muslim voters. Indore- V has several Muslim dominated areas like Kazi ki Chawl, Chhoti Khajrani, Bada Khajrana, Azad Nagar and some parts of Musakhedi of which Khajrana and Azad Nagar have a history of Muslim corporators from either party. Talking about Azad Nagar, the area had nearly 14,700 votes of which Congress candidate Pankaj Sanghvi got 8000 while the remaining votes went to BJP candidate Mahendra Hardia. In Khajrana too, Sanghvi polled only 11000 votes out of 25000 votes from the area. Similar situation prevailed in Indore- III, especially in Sadar Bazaar, Toda (North and South), Juna Risala and areas surrounding Pandrinath, which are all Muslim dominated.
This time though the BJP candidate Usha Thakur, who is considered to be a hardliner Hindu as she is backed by the RSS got 30- 35 percent votes from these areas. This was one of the biggest reasons for debacle of Congress candidate Ashwin Joshi. Although Joshi had the support of majority of Muslim leaders of the areas, but it didn't work on common voters. Those who believed that with an RSS- backed candidate fielded by BJP, the votes will be polarized and it would benefit the Congress as per vote bank politics will now not work.
Even in other constituencies, the Muslim voters favored the saffron party. For instance in Indore- I, Chandan Nagar is a Muslim dominated area and from here the BJP candidate Sudarshan Gupta received 30 percent votes.
In Indore- IV, Bombay Bazaar, Bohra Bazaar, Salakhpura and Bohra Bakhal are Muslim dominated areas, but the Congress candidate, Suresh Minda, didn't receive support from these areas. Specially, Bombay Bazaar gave a big set back to Congress. .
But the biggest surprise was from Mhow, where BJP candidate Kailash Vijayvargiya received heavy support from Muslim dominated areas like Bandabasti and its surrounding villages. The voters from these areas had not supported him last time and for the first time, he was accompanied by the Muslim leaders during his campaigning.
BJP won in some seats where there are a good number of Muslim voters. While the BJP candidate from Bhopal (North) Arif Baig lost, seats such as Mudwara, Bhojpur and Jaora went to the BJP.
In Rajasthan, where Muslims form 9-11% of the voters, the BJP went a step further and fielded three Muslim candidates of whom two won their seats of Nagaur and Deedwana.
All four assembly seats in Ajmer, the heartland of the Muslim vote in Rajasthan, went to the BJP. This contributed in no small way to the BJP's sweep in the state.
Meanwhile, a strategist for the BJP revealed how his party manages to overcome the impact of the Muslims vote. The larger percentage of voting by majority community, in a consolidated way in minority-dominated areas can result in victories for the BJP.
With the exception of Chhattisgarh, where Muslims constitute 2% of the vote and Christians another 2%, all other states were impacted by minority votes.