BJP losing momentum, suffered severe blows in direct fight with Congress: KC Venugopal

By: |
November 03, 2021 1:23 PM

The BJP and its allies have won 14 assembly seats while the Congress bagged eight out of 29 seats where elections were held in the October 30 bypolls.

KC Venugopal also attacked the Modi government over rising prices of fuel and gas and increasing unemployment.

Buoyed by victories on several seats in the recently concluded byelections, the Congress today came out all guns blazing against the ruling BJP and claimed that the saffron party is losing momentum, especially in the Hindi heartland. Northern India, especially the Hindi belt has traditionally been a stronghold of the BJP. AICC General Secretary K C Venugopal today said that the results of the by-elections are a clear indication that BJP is losing due to anti-people policies.

Venugopal said the Congress swept the Himachal Pradesh by-polls, winning all the three Assembly seats and a Lok Sabha seat ahead of next year’s Assembly polls and even wrested BJP’s seats in Rajasthan and Karnataka. The senior Congress leader said that wherever the Congress and the BJP were in a direct contest, the saffron party suffered severe blows.

He also attacked the Modi government over rising prices of fuel and gas and increasing unemployment. He alleged that the Modi government has declared a war on the country’s farmers and ordinary citizens through anti-farmer laws and inflation.

“The government is doing nothing for the poor people of this country. The people are really fed up with this government. Every time they cannot win the elections by polarising people on religious lines. The people have started realising it,” the AICC general secretary told PTI.

Yesterday, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said that the BJP lost 2 Lok Sabha seats due to ignoring people’s pains. “BJP has lost 2 out of 3 Lok Sabha seats. In Assemblies, BJP has lost at most places in direct contest with INC. HP, Raj., Karnataka & Maharashtra have witnessed it. Modi ji, Shed arrogance! Repeal 3 Black Laws! Stop Petrol-Diesel-Gas Loot! Disdain for people’s pain is harmful,” said Surjewala.

Surjewala also said that the people of Devbhoomi Himachal have created history by expressing strong faith in the Congress in the Lok Sabha and the Legislative Assembly bypolls. “The farewell of BJP and the creation of “New Himachal” under the leadership of Congress is certain,” he said.

The BJP and its allies have won 14 assembly seats while the Congress bagged eight out of 29 seats where elections were held in the October 30 bypolls.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, Check out latest IPO News, Best Performing IPOs, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1Bhagwant Mann claims BJP leader offered him money, Cabinet seat to join party; says ‘no money can buy me’
2This Bengali woman serving leftover food from wedding to the poor is winning hearts on internet
3Centre taking measures to simplify justice delivery system: Kiren Rijiju