What is making news at the moment is not the marginal victory of of Congress over Muzaffar Hussain of CPIM, a perfect photo finish, at the Jangipur Lok Sabha by-election in Bengal today itself but the manifestation of another imperative aspect – the steep rise of Hindu strength in the district of Murshidabad.
The contest for the Lok Sabha by-election at Jangipur, remaining vacant owing to elevation of its MP Pranab Mukherjee to the President of India, had got a great media attention for two reasons mainly – , son of Pranab Mukherjee, and the recent political developments both at Delhi and Kolkata. From the very morning, as a result, each and every development in the election counting was under a close watch; the winning of scion of the Indian President by 2, 536 votes shocked many at the same instant. His father won in 2009 from the same constituency by over 1.28 lakh votes.
What has led to the debacle? When the same question was asked to Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Congres MP from Behrampore constituency and also the pivotal individual in the district of Murshidabad, he retorted blaming BJP for its violent agitations (in August, 2012) as regards demanding renaming of the upcoming campus of the Aligarh Muslim University. He also held BJP responsible for hoodwinking common people regarding FDI.
However, Adhir also made it clear that , being an alien Hindu candidate, failed to have Muslim votes in the region.
Sudhangshu of BJP bagged 85, 887 votes – something beyond imagination in a Muslim-majority district like Murshidabad.
Well, credit does not go to BJP – castigated for deserting baton of Hindutva already – completely. To be precise, a number of Hindu organizations are working tooth and nail in Murshidabad for Hindu unity. And the same Hindu consolidation was demonstrated by today’s electoral result.