The Congress’s enthusiasm and optimism about doable Lok Sabha sweep in Karnataka stems from the grand success the celebration achieved within the state meeting elections held earlier this 12 months. Within the 2023 meeting polls, the Congress with 135 seats decimated the BJP to return to energy within the state. The saffron celebration was diminished to 66 seats. The opposite key participant within the state politics, the JD(S) of former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, additionally fared poorly and was diminished to 19 seats from the 37 it held in 2018.
Nevertheless, the Congress leaders and planners would do nicely to do not forget that in 2013 additionally the grand previous celebration had fared nicely within the meeting elections successful 122 seats towards the BJP’s 40. Nevertheless, this convincing victory within the state polls had little influence on the nationwide elections that adopted. Within the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP gained 17 seats with a vote share of 43.37% whereas the Congress might handle solely 9 with 41.2% vote share.
Within the final Lok Sabha elections, the BJP had gained 25 seats with a vote share of 51.8%. The Congress then again might win simply 1 seat with a vote share of 31.1%. The Janata Dal (Secular), which is now an ally of the BJP within the state, had additionally gained simply 1 seat with a vote share of 9.7%. The one different celebration of some significance within the state was Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Occasion which polled round 1.1% of votes.
Whereas the folks of Karnataka have alternated between the BJP and the Congress within the meeting elections, in Lok Sabha elections, the BJP has been a transparent winner. Actually, the BJP has been the dominant celebration within the state with regards to the Lok Sabha elections.
For the grand previous celebration to hope that there can be a whole reversal of this development in 2024 Lok Sabha elections might nicely transform formidable. The Congress’s victory in 2023 Karnataka meeting elections was with none doubt big, however the celebration has confronted a number of challenges since then. The primary hurdle was the management tussle between its two high leaders – chief minister Siddaramaiah and his deputy D Shivakumar. For now, the celebration has managed a truce between the 2, however the energy battle between the 2 is much from over. Moreover, the grand previous celebration’s success within the Lok Sabha elections would additionally rely upon how nicely its authorities implements the promised ballot ensures within the state.