Rajasthan Bypoll Results A 'Wake-Up Call', Says CM Raje After Losing To Congress

| February 5 , 2018 , 10:53 IST

The 'saffron-wave' of BJP's winning streak seems to be at an ebb, after the resounding victory of the Congress in 3 bypolls in Rajasthan, namely in Ajmer, Alwar and Mandalgarh, the results of which were announced on February 1, showing a Congress victory with massive margins in the BJP-ruled state.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Sunday, addressing a meeting of the BJP's Legislature Party at the Vidhan Sabha said that the recent bypoll results were a 'wake-up' call for her government, and asked her MLAs to avoid 'self-goals'.

“We are reviewing why such a situation arose even after so much development,” she said, telling the MLAs not to get disheartened by the results, and assuring that the party will once again emerge winner in the state assembly polls taking place later this year.

CM Raje asked party MLAs to spread awareness of the development work undertaken by the government in the respective constituencies and to compare it with the work done by the previous Congress-led government in Rajasthan.

Rajasthan state BJP chief Ashok Parnami termed the bypoll result as an 'alarm' and said that the party is analysing the results.

Meanwhile, the Congress has been celebrating its success in Rajasthan and is likely to give stiff competition to the Raje-government which has been marred by incidences of violence, cow vigilante attacks and rapes.