BJP is more concerned about the timing of the sting, rather than its content as the election is at its peak and the atmosphere is friendly and peaceful, and such kind of activities can ruin it. Will this sting by the Cobra post impact the upcoming Lok Sabha elections?
We talked to few political analyst and took their views on this topic. They feel that these kind of stings will not effect the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, as the people already know about the content of the sting. Sudhir Panwar, a Luknow based political analyst says that, “The minority community already knows about the alliance of PV Narsimha Rao (Congress) and LK Advani (BJP) on the Babri manjid issue. Though the timing to release the sting was made keeping the elections in mind, but the sting will not really make a great impact on the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.”
Some political analyst also feels that its an advantage for BJP to consolidate their Hindu votes. Anand Pradhan, Associate professor at Indian Institute of Mass Communication says, “this particular sting will have no impact on the upcoming elections, because most of the people are aware of it and the sting is just a new addition to the truth. Although it may benefit BJP, as at the ground level they are campaigning on communal basis, and this sting will help them to consolidate the Hindu votes.”