I agree. Smruti Irani was the giant killer. I like RG as a person (I can't forget how he publicly tore up the UPA2 ordinance for protecting the Lalu-like corrupt politicians) but he is no more a greenhorn in politics. He could have learnt from other leaders on how to prioritize the development as an MP of his constituency. Instead he continued to see it as a dynastic entitlement, while Smruti did all the hard work for the constituency, for which she deserved all credits.Smt. Sumalata, who stood in the name of her late husband (rebel star) Ambareesh, deserves our congratulations for her meritorious win.(#21)
Battle of entitlement ! That is no meritorious victory in democracy - Smiriti Irani is real Giant Killer in a vibrant Democracy!
Sumalatha deserves congratulations for standing up to a CM desperate for his son's victory. Given that it is a CM notorious for making instructions like "finish them off" to his goons over phone, in the hearing of the public..Smt. Sumalata, who stood in the name of her late husband (rebel star) Ambareesh, deserves our congratulations for her meritorious win.
Everyone " keen on "accepting moral responsibility for the defeat" and "offering to resign". It all seems so simple. If, instead of taking "moral responsibility" they were asked to take a hundred lashes on the bum, would they be keen?Meanwhile, presidents of the Congress party units in states like Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha have offered to resign from their post accepting responsibility for the poor showing of the party in the just-concluded elections.
Brahmanyan Ji,One of the casualty of Elections 2019 is the Left Parties, mainly Leftists in Kerala. It is nothing to do with ideology, but meddling with the faith of people of the major religious community.
Sabarimala might not have much of an impact on the election results. With the Sabarimala issue, ideally K Surendran of the BJP should have won from PATHANAMTHITTA constituency. However he had to be content with third place while Anto Antony a Christian candidate of the Congress won with a huge lead.One of the casualty of Elections 2019 is the Left Parties, mainly Leftists in Kerala. It is nothing to do with ideology, but meddling with the faith of people of the major religious community. Leftist Government in Kerala under the CPM Chief Minister stuck to take action against the wishes of devotees of Sabarimala and commited "harakiri". People took a decision to support the other alternative by supporting Congress instead of BJP to defeat Leftists. I doubt leftists could resurrect their presence in Kerala at all.
Apart from the efficient election management of the President of BJP, the new voters in general understand the issues faced in States and Parliament and vote selectively. We can observe this in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, where the elections took place for both Parliament and State Assembly.Amit Shah's booth, seat management skills made the maximum difference. Advani had mentioned this in 2014 itself, for all the parties to take notice. Mehbooba said it right - Cong needs an Amit Shah to turn it's fortunes around. To win state elections and then to not score even a single seat in Parl elections within six months reveal amazing inconsistency.