Analysts believe after the bypoll results, the Scindia group’s pressure on the government would ease
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) consolidated its position in Madhya Pradesh by winning 19 of the 28 Assembly seats for which byelections were held recently. The BJP had 107 MLAs in the Assembly and needed only nine more seats to secure a majority in the 230-member House.
The results were not unexpected as there was no potent threat to the BJP, but the polls still held significance for Jyotiraditya Scindia, who crossed over to BJP along with his supporters, ensuring the Congress government’s fall and paving the way for the BJP to return to power.
Scindia’s reputation was at stake and he understood this well and that was the reason he threw himself wholeheartedly into the by-elections, campaigning in the
First Published: Nov 15 2020 | 11:59 PM IST