VIPs Mukesh Sahni runs from Tejashwi Yadav-Led Mahagathbandhan



Remember this moment during the elections in Bihar

Mukesh Sahni said Tejashwi Yadav betrayed VIP even during 2019 Lok Sabha polls

New Delhi:

A moment – which seemed harmless at the time – could have turned out to be more critical than thought.

Not known for its ability to form alliances or partners, Congress, as its record shows – and Tejashwi Yadav, newer to the game – failed to convince Mukesh Sahni and his VIP party to join their alliance. In fact, it was handled so badly that it led to a dramatic fallout at a press conference to expose the members of the Mahagathbandhan.

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The VIP switched to the NDA and eventually made the difference with an 8-seat swing – as the VIP won 4 seats. It may not have changed the winner, but if the VIP had stayed with the MGB, the NDA’s profit margin would have been much smaller.

With the 1.5% vote won by the VIP party as an ally, it would also have propelled the MGB to a clear lead in terms of votes.

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And even in terms of the seats won, it would have been an even closer result. With external support from the AIMIM, BSP and the Independents it would have been –

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The momentous strike moment only highlights the big difference between the treatment of potential allies and the negotiating power of the BJP versus Congress and others.


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