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Samajwadi Party’s Victory in Ghosi Bypoll Stuns BJP: A Precursor to 2024 Lok Sabha Elections


In a significant turn of events, the Samajwadi Party (SP) has emerged victorious in the Ghosi assembly by-poll election, dealing a major blow to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Despite the BJP’s concerted efforts, which included the deployment of Hindutva and caste-based strategies, the SP candidate secured a resounding victory. This outcome not only boosts the INDIA bloc of opposition parties but also delivers a setback to Chief Minister Adityanath just ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha election.

The Ghosi by-poll was a direct contest between the INDIA alliance and the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), with the Congress supporting the SP candidate. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chose to stay away from both the NDA and INDIA.

SP chief Akhilesh Yadav hailed the victory as a triumph of positive politics over communalism and negativity. He emphasized the success of the party’s new formula against the BJP and its focus on inclusive politics.

The SP’s veteran leader Sudhakar Singh clinched victory by a substantial margin, securing 57.19% of the votes. Adityanath and his deputies are yet to react to the defeat, while the BJP’s state president questioned the credibility of EVMs and government institutions.

This by-poll’s significance lies in its reflection of the changing political landscape in Uttar Pradesh as parties gear up for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. The BJP’s defeat in Ghosi highlights the challenges it faces in the region and the emergence of new alliances and strategies by opposition parties. The SP’s victory in Ghosi has energized opposition workers and set the stage for a fierce electoral battle in the upcoming national polls. Akhilesh Yadav is confident that Uttar Pradesh will once again play a pivotal role in shaping the future of India’s political landscape.