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Absence of Muslim women ministers in the BJP taking away impact from the triple talaq issue
Even though the BJP is trying to push it hard before the 2019 general elections, the triple talaq issue is failing to win over Muslim women to the BJP and is flagging behind.

The party could appoint a few women ministers from the community at the state and Central levels to spearhead the issue. Non-Muslims pushing this cause lack the credibility with the Muslim masses. Today the BJP suffers from the single biggest drawback that the party has in Uttar Pradesh. It does not have even a single Muslim woman minister. However, such a woman cannot be inducted into the party randomly but should be one who has been around for a long time in the cadre.

The BJP like its predecessor, the Congress, is falling into the political trap of trying to contradict and criticise its rivals on television and in the media. In reply to what the Congress says, the BJP's ministers devote their time in contradicting them with facts, figures and data that they have at hand. This is a waste of time as no one today wants to hear criticism of political rivals from the party in power.

There are many pitfalls and perils ahead for the BJP and what it needs to do now is to take advantage of the fact that it is still in power and in a position to amend things that are going wrong.

There are several issues that are unaddressed. For example traders are irate over the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and there are ways to sort out their problems. To promote trade and business, the government could reduce the tariff of commercial power in states like Uttar Pradesh bringing it at par with states like Uttarakhand where it is around Rs 5 per unit. This would swing a sizable number of voters back to the BJP. It could permit the use of solar power and bi-metering for commercial establishments like schools, hotels, colleges and hospitals to make things profitable for these organisations. At present these facilities are available to the domestic consumer only.

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