Stung by a narrow victory in PM Modi’s home state Gujarat, the Bhartiya Janata Party was desperate to strengthen its position in the Northeastern states along with Nagaland where the party is already ruling. By winning all three states, Tripura, Meghalaya, and Nagaland, BJP has accomplished its Northeast mission. The biggest victory is in Tripura, where BJP has captured the last bastion of the Marxists in which they were ruling for four terms.

From Manik Sarkar to Modi’s Sarkar

In Tripura, Manik Sarkar, a hardcore communist, was ruling for the last 25 years, but the aggressive efforts of Modi brigade created a new wave in the state.

With the help of almost 48,000 first-time voters and youngsters’ votes, BJP has succeeded in making the government in the Communist Party of India (Marxist) or CPM’s safe haven. With Tripura, now, all the states known as Seven Sisters are governed by the BJP except Mizoram.

Semi-final will start at the end of 2018

Of course, the victory in Northeastern states has given a strong reason to cheer to the party. But, in the vast country like ours, every year, assembly, parliament, corporations, or rural bodies’ elections keep on taking place in various states. Before the parliamentary election in the year 2019, both PM Modi and Mr. Amit Shah have to prove that their popularity is intact. Yes, people as well as BJP and Congress eye on the upcoming assembly elections in two big states Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

Both states are near to Gujarat, and the Congress Party knows the importance of these states very well.

BJP just cannot afford to lose these states because the party knows that losing Rajasthan/MP will affect their efforts of winning 2019 election by a huge margin. There is no exaggeration in saying that these elections are like semi-final for Modi Sarkar.

But, in both these states, the anti-incumbency factor can spoil the BJP’s party. Especially, Rajasthan Government faces several issues including reservation and farmers’ issues. People of Rajasthan have shown their mood in the recent Alwar and Ajmer Lok Sabha Constituency elections, where INC clinched the victory against the ruling BJP.

Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan is quite popular in Madhya Pradesh, but after electing the Chief Minister for three consecutive terms, the anti-incumbency factor becomes the strongest hurdle in front of him. BJP also refrains from taking the risk of changing the CM candidate in the biggest state of India.

In such a scenario, the Congress Party will put all the efforts in these two states for sure. The party will probably give more focus to win these two states rather than saving Karnataka. Altogether, the saffron brigade would have a tough fight in two battlefields, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.