Elections to 5 states – Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh (MP) and Mizoram – took place recently. Counting is on 8th Dec. While BJP is in power in MP and Chattisgarh currently, Congress is in power in the balance states. Mizoram a North Eastern state sends only 1 MP to Lok Sabha and hence is not important in the scheme of things. Sad but that’s the fact. Hence we will discuss about only the other four states.

These elections are the first major elections after NaMo was declared as BJP’s Prime Ministerial (PM) candidate. Hence a lot is at stake for him. These four states send 72 MPs to Lok Sabha and is in the Hindi heartland supposedly BJP stronghold.


There was a lot of debate within BJP as to the timing of Modi’s PM candidature announcement. Advani led camp strongly wanted declaration to be after the state elections…

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