Rashtriya Lok Dal's (RLD) president Ajit Singh has lost Lok Sabha elections from Baghpat constituency in Western Uttar Pradesh to Satyapal Singh of BJP, who was former Mumbai Police Commissioner. RLD is an ally of the Congress in UPA.
a bid to analyze the probable reasons of one of the biggest defeats
in the Lok Saha polls we spoke to few political experts.
Purushottam Aggarwal, Political
Analyst said, "It was an
obvious defeat, this is going to reflect in the rest of the country
and it shows the endorsement of Modi, particular in the western UP."
Panwar, a political science professor
from Lucknow University said, "Ajit Singh lost his Jat and Muslim
vote bank after the Muzzafarnagar riots, and his defeat is its
Ashok Acharya, a Political
Science Professor from DU said, "BJP's
sweep is all across, Muzzafarnagar riots have been a major reason
behind this defeat. Still Ajit Singh's defeat is really a big