BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) registered splendid victories retaining all four states, namely Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, and Manipur, in the recently concluded assembly elections. Following this, on Friday, March 25, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his two deputy CMs along with 16 cabinet ministers took an oath as the first CM of the state to start his consecutive term. The ceremonious event was attended by the tallest leaders of the saffron camp.
On the other hand, it was the beginning of the month-long celebration of victory TMC was embarking upon. The victory of TMC for the third term in West Bengal was marked by “ceremonial rapes” of women who supported the BJP or had a male member in the family who had worked with the saffron party. Houses and shops of BJP workers were either gutted down or vandalized. These poor grassroots workers hid in fields and behind bushes for months as a political murder awaited them upon their return home. Close to one lakh Bengali Hindus had to take refuge in the bordering state of Assam.
After months of denial, the Mamata Banerjee dispensation was faced with a rude awakening when the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) agreed that the disturbing post-poll violence in Bengal was a “Law of Ruler” instead of “Rule of Law.” The matter is sub judice at present.
Having witnessed such a genocidal celebration of election victory, it would be apt to say Bharat breathes a sigh of relief as the BJP assumes the responsibility of governing the four states, with law and order being the top priority. With their gratitude towards people who have voted for them and perseverance to win over those who haven’t, through good governance, the saffron party has established itself as the only political party in the country that is here to serve evident from the manner in which BJP state governments are following the example set by PM Modi-led Central Government.
BJP has no allegations of any political violence, political killing, rapes on the workers, candidates, or supporters yet. No instances of retribution have surfaced from the four states the BJP has won the popular mandate. For a political party often dubbed fascist by the liberal cabal and influential institutions, the peace prevailing in four states appears pleasantly “odd”. Barring the riot of colours and drum rolls with which the BJP workers, candidates, and leaders celebrated their victory, there has not been any riotous mayhem in any part of these states.
The post-victory attitude of the BJP clan, starting from the top guns to the grassroots level workers and the entire rank and file in between, was that of gratefulness and humility; they have expressed their gratitude to the people for voting them to power.
When the return of BJP in the four states is compared to that of Mamata Banerjee’s retaining power in West Bengal, the stark contrast will be crystal clear to any observer; the people of Bharat, however, are aware of the differences between the BJP and the TMC. The people of Goa and Uttar Pradesh have pronounced their rejection of West Bengal’s ruling party through their voting patterns.
No matter how much Banerjee and her party leaders rubbish the allegations of post-poll violence unleashed by her party cadres; the people of Bharat have stood witness to the anarchy that grappled the state on the afternoon of May 2, 2021. Even though TMC’s victory was had yet to be declared; the leads of the TMC candidates on their opponents were enough motivation for the TMC carders to embark on bike rallies to celebrate the impending victory and gloat over the burned offices of opposing parties and the dead bodies of opposition workers, activists, relatives. Disturbing visuals of the BJP party office at Arambagh being engulfed by escalating flames had gone viral by sundown.