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Political Play
CA Dr Sunil Gupta
Win-hangover gone, BJPians to focus on today 01 September, 2014
I can recall the words of all political experts post the 2014 general polls wherein they declared 2014-onwards to be the BJP season. Boosted with massive wins across the country, the BJPians seem to have disremembered that seasonal variations are just like day and night.
PM Narendra Modi and his team is for sure the squad Indians can bank upon; however Indian political set-up is a blend of federalism and unitary attributes, hence the role of states, rather the crucial role of all states has to be paid heed to when we aspire for India’s prosperity. This, I believe, was the reason why the much-capable Mr. Amit Shah was designated the national head. He did it in the U.P. and the BJP expects him to deliver the same across the nation.

But, can you delegate all the tasks ranging from organizational restructuring to enhancing the BJP’s hold in all states to just one person? In Karnataka, the BJP has even lost the Bellary Rural seat, which was previously held by MP B Srisamulu, in the assembly by-polls conducted on 21st of August. Of all three constituencies that went for by-poll, BJP won just one, while the two went to Congress.

In Bihar, the BJP could win four out of ten seats in the by-polls; whereas the overall picture is just seven out of 18 seats. Senior leader, Shahnawaz Hussain, has accused the state BJP for the loss; however if we look at some underlying facts, the picture is distinct.

As stated earlier, unless the BJP gets hold of most of the states, execution of plans will be hard. And spotting the real reasons of setback is the foremost task. Blaming just the state BJP is like passing on the blame to the weaker cluster. The general public that voted for the BJP and the current PM in the general polls was along with foreseeing Mr. Modi as the only capable ruler was also fed up with the way of governance of the UPA.

From food inflation to our approach towards China and Pakistan, nothing was apt. Mr. Modi, through his words, lightened a new ray of hope, wherein the Indians anticipated cheaper basic needs and India’s solidity over the two ill-disciplined neighbors. Until today, the milieu, however, looks unchanged.

From mortar to other long-range weapons, Pakistan has used almost every measure to violate the cease-fire. 35 BoPs (Border out Posts) have been attacked by them in the past few days. Chinese troops, too, have crossed their limits to enter the Indian soil.

In the same context, the separatist leader, Yasin Malik, freely roamed on the roads of the Capital and met the Pak High Commissioner. Later he was seen on a national news channel justifying Kashmir’s separation from India and alleging that the PM is on the wrong track. Aren’t the Indians who anticipated changed days observing this? 

And the question which almost every other Indian is asking is how Mr. Modi is dissimilar to the former PM with respect to handling Pak, China, and Kashmir.

Tomatoes and vegetables are still selling at high prices. Of course, few months old government cannot be expected to modify the demand-supply conditions in just a short period. However, let downs like hooting of CMs and unorganized state squads of the BJP can be managed if apt measures are undertaken.

Just like delegating the U.P. mission to Mr. Shah, BJP can think of placing accomplished leaders, may be of a different state, at places where the state squads are not delivering up to the mark. Also, Pak and China, along with fake secularism, are the worries that need quick and strong verdicts.

BJPians need to overcome the win-hangover with a view to spreading positive vibes in every of the Indian states. Earlier they start better will they deliver.

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About The Author
A Chartered Accountant by profession and Director on the board of Punjab National Bank (PNB), General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC) and Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (REC). Dr. Sunil Gupta is working flawlessly for the economic and social prosperity of India. His Linkedin and twitter handles are @cadrsunilgupta. Facebook page is CADrSunil.
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