Did you expect India's demonetisation woes to hit BJP at the by-polls? You were wrong!
The economic effects of demonetisation is doubtful. But critics of the policy allege that electoral fall outs will be drastic. While by-elections for the 14 seats in Lok Sabha and Raj Sabha may not be the best indicator, results show that BJP's vote share has increased in some crucial states.
- BJP won Hayuliang assembly seat on Tuesday and the party has a vote share of 54.2%.
- During 2014 parliamentary elections, BJP's vote share in this seat was 19.6%.
- During the same year, BJP managed 16.3% votes in the state assembly election.
- BJP has won Baithalangso assembly seat with a vote share of 53.7%.
- A few months ago, BJP managed only 37.1% votes in this seat during Assembly election.
- In 2014, vote share was far lower at 29.8%.
- In Lakhimpur parliamentary seat, BJP has won the seat bagging 54.8% votes, slightly lower than 2014 parliamentary polls when BJP got 55.1%.
- BJP has come second in the Barjala assembly constituency on Tuesday, with a vote share of 34.8%.
- In 2014, BJP could manage only 8.4% in this seat and in the previous Assembly election of 2013, BJP had 1.4% votes.
- BJP won Nepanagar Assembly seat with 60.2% votes, higher than the 57.3% votes it won in 2014 general elections and 53.3% in the 2013 Assembly election.
- In Shahdol parliamentary constituency, BJP has won the seat managing 44.4% votes. Significantly, during 2014 parliamentary election BJP had got 54.2% votes.
- In Monteswar seat, BJP's vote share on Tuesday was 8.4%, higher than 8.2% in the 2016 state assembly elections.
- However, during the 2014 general elections BJP received 9.4% votes.
- In the Coochbehar parliamentary seats, BJP's votes have increased from 16.3% in 2014, to 28.3% on Tuesday, helping them come second after Trinamool Congress.
- In the Tamluk parliamentary constituency, BJP's vote share more than tripled on Tuesday, to 21.8%, from 6.4% in 2014 parliamentary elections.