India’s leaders are hit in elections amid a surge in viruses

New Delhi (AP) — A preliminary voting trend released by the Indian elections on Sunday shows that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party has failed to make a profit in the last four state elections. Rapid increase in the case of coronavirus.

Health experts say the large election rallies and marches held when voters cast ballots in March and April are partly due to the subsequent surge in COVID-19 infection. say. Public anger at allowing elections to proceed despite risks was directed at both Modi’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and the Independent Election Commission. The committee will announce the final voting results later on Sunday.

Even before the current virus surge, Modi’s party faced the tough challenge of invading these local elections. With disappointing results, Modi remains weakened, but does not face the threat of remaining prime minister until his term ends in 2024.

Sunday’s Election Commission’s voting trend forecast shows that the BJP is behind a strong local party in West Bengal, and after a fierce campaign, the state’s fire chief, Mamata. It seems he couldn’t get rid of Banerjee.

Modi’s party appears to retain power for a second term in northeastern Assam, but fails to make significant profits and invades two southern states, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. I couldn’t even do it.

“As the pandemic spread, the BJP began to lose momentum,” said political analyst Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay.

“The verdict in West Bengal will definitely weaken Modi’s position,” he said, but further research on the results is needed to say whether this was a referendum on the treatment of the BJP’s COVID-19 outbreak. He added that.

Last week, the Tamil Nadu High Court accused the Election Commission of allowing a crowded campaign in the midst of a pandemic. India’s daily new virus cases began to increase to over 100,000 in late March and exceeded 300,000 on April 21, disrupting India’s tattered health care system.

“Your agency is solely responsible for the second wave of COVID-19. Your police officer should probably be booked for murder,” the court said.

Nationwide Death is very ubiquitous The burial ground runs out of space in many cities, and shining funeral cremations burn throughout the night. Desperate relatives begging for oxygen outside or crying for their dead loved ones waiting for treatment, as the government is unable to maintain a stable supply of oxygen to the overwhelming hospital.

On Sunday, India recorded a slight decrease in 392,488 new infections from a high of 401,993 in the last 24 hours. In addition, an additional 3,689 deaths were reported, bringing the total number of deaths to 215,542. Experts believe that both numbers are underestimated.

Since being elected in 2014, Modi’s party has skyrocketed in Hindu-controlled areas in central and northern India. Recent local elections were considered important for the party to build a foothold in three states with a fairly small Muslim population. Hindu nationalist BJP has been accused of causing religious polarization and discriminating against minorities for years.

The prime minister also wants to plan BJP as the Nationalist Party to replace the parliamentary party of the dynasty that ruled India for more than 60 years after independence from British territory in 1947.

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