A New Trend in Bypoll Elections with the Emergence of United Opposition

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By-poll results have given the United Opposition a platform to question the omnipresence of the ruling party. In states like Maharashtra, Bihar, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh the collaborative efforts of a United Opposition wins the election.

United opposition seems to be a good answer to the overwhelming appeal of the ruling government. The significant lesson that the by poll election is teaching is that whether it is in Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh or Kerala a united opposition is winning. The ruling party in the centre which has been on a winning spree is facing the opposition.

The Emergence of United Opposition

In Kairana, where the Opposition united against the BJP, RLD’s Tabassum Hasan, who is backed by the SP, BSP and the Congress, is all set to win the seat with a great margin. BJP has won seat in Maharashtra. Earlier this year, the SP, BSP and the Congress came together to win by polls to the BJP bastions of Gorakhpur and Phulpur earlier this year.  The by poll elections are portraying a unique possibility that seems to have awakened the Opposition. It would not be incorrect to assert that the united opposition has defeated the ruling party when it is one a winning spree.

Despite the surety that the BJP leaders are showing it is clear that the party’s performance in the bye-elections would certainly lead to an embarrassment for the party as the tough battles in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh approach.  It may be possible that the Opposition may unite to defeat the BJP and the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.


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