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Loan waiver, Jogi factor won Congress landslide

THE ASIAN AGE. | RABINDRA NATH CHOUDHURY
Published : Dec 12, 2018, 2:02 am IST
Updated : Dec 12, 2018, 2:02 am IST

Primary factor for the dismal show of the party in the polls was said to be serious charges leveled against some of senior ministers.

Raman Singh (Photo: PTI)
 Raman Singh (Photo: PTI)

Raipur: Three key factors led to debacle of BJP in the assembly polls in Chhattisgarh, poll observers said.

Primary factor for the dismal show of the party in the polls was said to be serious charges leveled against some of senior ministers in the Raman Singh government, observers said.

“Majority of the ministers in the Raman Singh government were facing corruption charges. Even, the chief minister was in the eye of the storm in a scandal in the state civil supply department, in which several senior officers including two senior IAS officers have been booked,” Raipur-based poll analyst P.Mishra said.

Another factor that led BJP to bite dust in the polls was promises by Congress to waive farm loans and raise minimum support price (MSP) of paddy by Rs 600 to Rs 2,500 per quintal, besides giving bonus on paddy procured from the peasants appeared to have attracted the farmers, to the party, he added.

“Our manifesto had a massive impact on the peasant voters,” said Mr Singhdeo, who headed the manifesto committee.

Another factor was the entry of the third force in form of alliance of Ajit Jogi’s Janata Congress Chhattisgarh and Mayawati’s BSP that hit the ruling party hard.

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