Four Major Takeaways from Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairperson Election 2019
Janata Dal (United) MP Harivansh has been elected as Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha defeating UPA candidate BK Hariprasad by 20 Votes.. However, to see the election as victory for NDA led by BJP and a loss for UPA led by Congress would be naive. Here is a list of hits for BJP and Congress :
The support from the Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) should be considered as the biggest positive for BJP.
BJP’s estranged ally Shiv Sena and Akali Dal also supported NDA candidate Harivansh Singh.
With the depth of the relationship between J.D. (U), led by BJP and Nitish Kumar, NDA can get help in Bihar.
Congress should be happy that a broad opposition coalition, comprising influential parties like BSP, SP, DMK, TMC and Left parties, is taking a solid shape.
Congress wishes to accommodate the interests of its allies (if the numbers were present, the non-Congress candidates were willing to prepare) and to influence the work of opposition unity, consider the active view of effective non-Congress leaders as another positive Should be the grand old party.
Apart from five plus for the two major parties, there are four broad messages in the election.
- BJP’s collaborative attitude approach has worked
The choice of the candidate for the post of Deputy Speaker of the BJP in the Rajya Sabha meant that he could send current and potential messages to all his colleagues, that Amit Shah’s party is keen to abandon his elder brother’s attitude and adjust his interests. Willing to do fellow passengers
The NDA candidate was a symbol of getting the support of BJP, Shiv Sena, Akali Dal and JD (U) members to support the candidature of Harivansh. Due to this symbolism, parties such as BJD and INLD could find it convenient to openly support themselves to the NDA candidate.
And this was the reason that the Shiv Sena and the Akali Dal had decided to leave all their previous differences.
The BJP’s changed approach is the result of feeling that the party can be less than the full majority in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. And a concerted effort has been made to send signals to all their current and future colleagues that their concerns will be taken care of.
With the recent colleagues of BJP President Amit Shah, during the no-confidence motion with the leaders of the key allies for the Prime Minister’s speech, all points to changing the attitude of the ruling party.
- BJP-JD (U) now relies on firm wicket in Bihar
The election of the Harivansh has paid all the differences between JD (U) and the BJP. By agreeing to give the key ally of the Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha to his principal associate, the BJP has ensured that the NDA remains politically united in Bihar.
This step may reduce some estimated fights in the seat sharing for the general election. JD (U) can now demand less than this, so that the BJP is helping to understand the feelings of other allies in the state. It is going to promote NDA rank and file morale in Bihar because they want a repeat in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. The NDA had won 31 of the 40 Lok Sabha seats in the state.
- Broad Opposition Alliance is a work-progress
On the eve of important voting on Thursday, you recorded recording blaming the Congress for coming in the way of an emerging opposition unity. You chose to stay away from voting with your three members in the Rajya Sabha, from which the Opposition was weakened.
Similarly, unsuccessful attempts to bring the BJD on the opposition-led opposition board should be seen as any kind of shock. Another source of concern for the opposition ranks is that Congress candidate BK Hariprasad should be less than secured votes.
The Congress candidate should get theoretically more than 110 votes but only 105 seats. However, supporters of a strong opposition coalition should recognize the fact that the unequal group – the Left parties and the TMC, seem strongly on the board only for one name.
- Is the BJP likely to be less competitive in Odisha?
There is news of increasing bonomage between BJP and BJD. BJP probably matches the fact that reducing BJD in Odisha would be a difficult question and hence Navin Patnaik has become less aggressive against the rule.
Patnaik, passed on his part, not once but many times mutually. With the continuation in support of the motion of motion for the idea of ??holding elections together in the country, Patnaik is supporting BJP’s stand on many major issues.
There are reports of the Prime Minister himself calling Patnaik, seeking support for the NDA nominee for the election of RS deputy chairperson. According to reports, there is a tacit understanding between the BJP and the BJD to not encroach on each other’s turf.
While Patnaik seems least interested in playing a key role at the Centre, BJP seems to have decided to go slow in Odisha. This is going to have implications for the Assembly elections in the state due to take place along with the Lok Sabha elections in 2019.