The defeat happened in such a way that Modi has been publicly reprimanded for failing to deal with the explosive spies in the COID infection which has plunged the country into a crisis.
Indian opposition and political commentators have hailed the victory of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party in a major battlefield state as a sign that it could have an impact on its people.
Sunday’s defeat In West Bengal, Modi himself seems to have been publicly reprimanded for failing to deal with India’s explosive spies on the Cornavirus infection, which has plunged the country into a crisis with people dying from lack of oxygen in hospitals, crematoriums and water.
Modi addressed several thousand political rallies in West Bengal, hoping to widen his appeal to the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from the strongholds of the north and west of the eastern wards.
But West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who campaigned for her regional party from a wheelchair after falling in a public meeting, won a two-thirds majority, raising opposition that Modi could be challenged across the country.
“What Bengal does today, India does tomorrow,” columnist Shobha De The Print wrote, quoting a 19th-century liberal Gopal Krishna Gokhale.
“What happened in West Bengal is just the beginning.”
Banerjee’s political strategist Prashant Kishore said: “The election results have given voice and hope to those who want to fight this menace called BJP.”
The Shiv Sena, a regional party that controls the western state of Mumbai, where Mumbai is located, said the election result was a personal defeat for Modi because he kept everything in line and ignored the health crisis.
“Instead of tackling this ravaging COVID-19 epidemic, the entire central government, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was on the ballot in West Bengal to defeat Mamata Banerjee,” the statement said.
Since coming to power in 2014 and winning a landslide victory in the 2012 national elections on the back of a strong Hindu hegemonic ideology, Modi has held the reins of Indian politics.
Modi is expected to win the 2024 national elections as there have been no challengers so far and the main opposition Congress party has failed to unite.
But images of deaths from CVIDs in hospital parking lots and corridors due to lack of beds, hospitals begging for lives Oxygen supply Opinion poll shows that overflowing crematoriums have stirred the mood of the people.
According to a survey of urban Indians by polling agency Yuzhv, the government’s confidence in tackling the crisis has waned since the second wave of infection began in February.
Although 89 percent said the government was handling the COVID issue “very” or “somewhat” well in April last year, the latest data from Eurov’s COVID-19 public monitor showed that only 59 percent felt the same way last month.
Political commentator Nirja Chowdhury has commented that the CVD crisis is giving rise to growing anger against the federal government.
“People are not likely to rush and forget about the shortage of hospital beds, oxygen and vaccines. When the real life-and-death struggle is going on in the country, the central leadership of the BJP turned the victorious Bengal into its life-and-death battle in a hurry and they are less likely to forget.