#MaharashtraBachao by BJP, COVID vs Economy Battle
Maharashtra is Faltering: Maharashtra now accounts for 35% of India’s COVID Cases and 40% of its deaths. It accounts for just just 12% of India’s Tests. During the last one week alone, some 12000 cases were added. In other words, a very bad situation. The BJP has launched a #MaharashtraBachao Campaign highlighting the failures of the MVA Government.
National Economy is Faltering: Google searches for PM Modi have gone up during the last 2 months but increasingly, they are unable to sustain it for long in Maharashtra. Mumbai being the commercial capital, the middle class is increasingly nervous about the economy. Multiple surveys have confirmed this. The negative impact on the economy is likely to hurt BJP much more than MVA. The current campaign might be a good way to keep MVA on the back foot given the surging COVID-19 cases.
Across India, Political Parties have performed quite unevenly. While BJP has done poorly in Gujarat, it has done very well in Karnataka. While, AIADMK a regional party has done poorly in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Plus Telangana which also have regional parties have done quite well. While Congress ruled Rajasthan has struggled quite a bit, Punjab has done well.