India’s BJP concedes victory in Ayodhya where Modi inaugurated grand Ram temple

NEW DELHI, India – India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party admitted defeat on Tuesday in a district where the inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi of a large Hindu temple a few months earlier was seen as a major event that would cement the legacy of the Prime Minister and his party.

The BJP is likely to suffer heavy losses in Uttar Pradesh, the state that has the most influence in northern India, as the opposition Samajwadi Party (Samajwadi Party) and Congress are gaining ground in more than 50 of its 80 constituencies, including Ayodhya, in the Faizabad Constituency, where Modi opened the temple in Ayodhya in January.

The opening of a temple dedicated to the god-king Lord Ram on a site that was previously contested by India’s minorities Muslims fulfilled a promise made three decades ago. It was mentioned at almost every rally held during the two-month long massive vote in India’s Hindu majority country.

According to a video shared by Indian Express, Lallu Singh told party members that he could not have protected the dignity of Ayodhya and the people in the city.

There must have been a reason why we didn’t win the Ayodhya region.

Singh was elected twice to the Indian parliament by Faizabad constituency, in 2014, and 2019. Modi’s party won 71 and 52 seats in Uttar Pradesh (India’s largest state) in both years.

The latest trends released by the Election Commission show that the BJP has lost 33 seats. This has prompted analysts to focus on unemployment and inflation, two major concerns for voters which surveys have shown to be more important than religion.

Rakesh Yadav is the chairman of the Ayodhya Vyapar Mandal. This traders’ body.

He said that small business owners were angry because they received less compensation than expected when their shops and offices were destroyed during Ayodhya’s redevelopment in preparation for the temple inauguration.

People will not always be swayed by caste, temple or mosque politics. “They also want to see progress, which is why we may be surprised by the results,” he said.

The Supreme Court ordered the construction of the Ram temple after a bloody and decades-long dispute in which a Hindu mob demolished a 16th-century mosque on the site in 1992, claiming that it was built over the birthplace the god-king.

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