Asaduddin Owaisi’s “revenge” behind BJP’s victory and RJD’s defeat in Gopalganj?

New Delhi: By-elections were held for two Bihar seats, Mokama and Gopalganj. RJD candidates were in the fray in both places. This was the first election in Bihar after the grand alliance of JDU and RJD formed the government. The RJD won the Mokama seat easily, but the BJP retained its grip on the Gopalganj seat.
An interesting contest took place on the Gopalganj seat. BJP won this seat by around 2000 votes but the reason for RJD’s defeat here was Asaduddin Owaisi. His party AIMIM got 12000 votes and BSP got 8000 votes. That is, the votes have been divided because of these two parties. Owaisi in particular caused a split in the Muslim vote. Many experts say that just as Tejashwi merged Owaisi’s party into the RJD, Owaisi took revenge.
This is not the first time that Owaisi has hurt Tejashwi Yadav. During the Bihar assembly elections also, Owaisi had a good hold in the areas like Seemanchal, i.e. Purnia, Katihar, Kishanganj and won five seats. Apart from this, RJD lost more than 10 seats.
Recently, Tejaswi had dissolved Owaisi’s party in Bihar by merging all the MLAs from Owaisi’s party into his party. Experts of Bihar politics believe that Owaisi has taken his revenge from Tejashwi.
Now the big question before the RJD, Samajwadi Party, Trinamool Congress, NCP and the Congress in Gopalganj pretext is how to deal with the growing influence of Owaisi, given the fact that the Muslim voter Owaisi Voting. Voting for Owaisi, this split is troubling the rest of the parties. All these parties have to find some solution either to strategize to fight Owaisi or make him a part of the alliance by giving some seats from their respective parts.


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