Now also Modi is making corruption and threat to internal and external security as poll issue accusing Dr. Manmohan Singh of being soft on these issues. Political observers, however, put some riders in Modi's plans. Undoubtedly he is a popular leader like Devi Lal and had activated party workers across the country.
Modi is attracting youths who are fed uo of corrupt politics. But Devi Lal had projected V.P. Singh as the Prime Ministerial candidate during the elections and the anti-congress forces including left and right wing parties had joined the campaign for ousting Rajiv Gandhi.
Much water has flown in Ganga during the last twenty five years due to politics of Mandal and Kamandal which has polarised the country on religion and caste lines. This time Muslims are more allergic to BJP due to Babri Masjid issue and Godhara riots. Muslims will oppose BJP tooth and nail while the party's Hindu vote bank is divided on caste lines castes with Lalu Yadav and Mulayam Singh Yadav claiming major chunk of votes.
V.P. Singh had secular credentials whereas Modi is seen as poster boy of R.S.S. Political observers point out that Modi can succeed in his plans of ousting Congress from power if he shed his ambition for the top post.
Million dollar question is will Modi do, whatAdvani and Sushma Sawaj desires? Only AIADMK is supporting Modi and other anti-congress forces led by Mamata Banerji, Naveen Patnaik and both Yadavs are inimical to Modi.
But to speak of new allies coming under NDA fold, which is necessary for forming the Govt. as BJPs tally itself will not be in position of forming Govt.
Seventeen years old trusted BJP allly JD(U) has deserted NDA merely on appointment of Modi as party's poll campaign committee chief. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has developed secret understanding with the Congress by taking cover of special package for Bihar.