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Bypolls results: Not a good news for BJP, party needs to introspect!
The Bhartiyan Janata Party stands exposed in the bypolls with the Modi-wave becoming ineffective. Improved performance of the Congress in MP, Karnataka and Bihar, is certainly not a good news for the Modi-led NDA regime.

So far as Punjab is concerned, over the 50:50 results for Akali winning the seat from Talwandi Sabo and Congress from Patiala, AAP - which has lost its security deposit even after showing a grand victory in Parliament elections by winning 4 seats – has charged it as a hand-shake elections between the Congress and Akalis.

In Bihar, Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar's reunion after 20 years seems to have worked as secular alliance along with the Congress have registered victory on six seats out the ten. BJP, which had won six out of the 10 seats in 2010, suffered a setback as it bagged just four seats.

Since Modi magic looks to be a failure in these bypolls, the 'political pundits' now have to make calculations afresh for the final assembly elections scheduled next year in the state.

The message that has come out for the BJP are:

  1. Don't forget to give practical shape to the promises made during the electioneering otherwise now continue to face results like this.

  2. Don't do politics while sitting in air-conditioned chambers as gone are the days of doing such politics. The political leaders have to come out of their chambers and remain in touch with the people of the constituency at the root-level.

  3. Don't treat the Dalits as a tool to win the elections as a vote bank. They should get proper respect in the society and at the political level also.

  4. Don't become a escapist on the issue of inflation, and

  5. Don't play the game of appeasement after coming in power

These are five major messages hidden behind the failure of BJP in the bypolls.

How BJP takes it, is only to be seen now. In case the BJP doesn't introspect and also doesn't make people-friendly policies, its future looks to be dark. In fact, it is a first jolt to BJP after coming of Amit Shah, as national president on his political cleverness. Amit Shah now has to reconstruct his political and social set-up.

The BJP should not forget that only the traditional voters bring the party in power and they too adopted a revengeful attitude by joining the rival parties and the reason behind this are very simple- the policy of putting the things at rest after coming in power.

The glaring example is of extending the invitation to Nawaz Sharif for oath ceremony for which BJP has shown its resentment. Despite extending a friendly hand, the results are before us in the form of cease fire violations at the border.

Frankly speaking, the happiness of land-mark victory of BJP in Lok Sabha elections has been converted into sorrows with the results of bypoll results.

It has given an opportunity to the opposition party for becoming powerful. Now, Lalu and Nitish will start their chapter from ABC against BJP. Similarly, the Congress too will try to overpower BJP with a new strategy.

The bypoll results are like a 'danger bell' for Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. The party has to be careful with respect to scheduled assembly elections in Maharashtra, Haryana and Jharkhand. BJP needs to establish social set-up based arrangements besides closing the appeasement policy so that traditional support is not damaged.

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