We spoke to few political observers to decode the politics being currently played by the BJP and Modi.
Dr. Vidhu Verma, Political Science Professor, JNU
Confidence is key to success. He is confident enough that he will be able to make it. Second thing is, he realised that when you are struggling to get in governance people criticise you but when authority is in your hands then changes can be seen in their approach and I feel that there will be some kind of shift. It is too much to assume that what will happen at state or national level but I think that he is not overconfident as he is well aware of what he is up to presently.
Dr. Rumki Basu, Politcial Science Professor, JNU
He is confident and also he doesn't want to get align with any of regional party. He has problem to work with alliance and I think he is not even bother about that. So, people are free to call it either his over-confidence or his stupidity.
Dr. Ashok Acharya, Political Science Professor, Delhi University
Well, he is pretty aware that some of his party members will never support him. And on the other hand, he is trying to drive a image and then further polarize the political field in a way so that poll battle looks like BJP versus the rest. And if you can see each party has problem with him and his brand of secularism. But it doesn't stop him from weaving some sources from there. BJP's soft target will be independent candidates. And these candidates will be approached after BJP attain its goal. But I think his strategy will change once the voting stops. There will be no stopping of another front coming against Modi. It's not overconfidence but a trail to polarize the electrical fray in order to give maximum miles to voting process. So, it's better to wait and watch.
Dr. Mohammad Badrul Alam, Professor of Political Science, Jamia Milla Islamia
Though I can't read his mind but at a particular level it sounds like overconfidence to me. He might be thinking that if his party wins majority of seats then regional parties will be left with no option than to align with his party (BJP).
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