BJP’s coalition is a curse to BJP itself. Many political analysts and party workers said that it could be a bad sign and regressive step to go with the coalition because it may hamper the growth of the party in the people.
What image did BJP acquire?
BJP in all these days acquired as a party which has the discipline and Hindu nationalistic party and an extreme right-wing party. The party’s image has been divided as per the country’s north and South division. In the north, especially the so-called Hindi belt, it has high regard. When it comes to south, when, except Karnataka, other states like Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, it has not got the expected fame but in Telangana, it may get a good future. Still, south Indians treat BJP as a better one than congress.
In Tamil Nadu, Andhra and Kerala:
In the three southern states, BJP has been at the same level. In Andhra Pradesh, it got a chance to be an independent party, but losing patience and being in the coalition has hampered the independent growth. However, it has been trying to get a breakthrough. In Kerala and Andhra they have been getting good chances to excel especially when the attacks and demolition of temple property in Andhra and Ayappa temple cases have been a significant impact on these two states’ people they haven’t been prompt and not on the right time to react. A few Hindu organisations have been agitating against the attacks. Tamil Nadu has a different situation, if they work little hard, the Hindu majority votes may be taken but BJP has not been exercising on that. The Dravida sentiment has been coming down in Tamil Nadu. And this sentiment is old and stale to use it in elections.
The Maha Mistake:
In Maharashtra also, the coalition with Shiv Sena party made them to sit in the opposition. If they had gone independently in the Maha elections, they would have formed government. Due to this, a few BJP MLAs became rebels but somehow, they were convinced.
The same mistake in Bihar?
The same mistake of the coalition is seen in the Bihar elections. The rebel MLAs who are seniors have to join LJP which has a similar ideology. Sri Rameswar Chaurasia kind of leaders are essential for the BJP party and they can carry forward the party in Bihar, but going by having an alliance is not a good idea according to the common people.
The “double” game?
BJP has played a double game in a few states. For example, they were allied with TDP in 2014 elections but afterwards, they pretended to have an alliance with TDP but slowly moved to YSR CP. Finally, in 2019 elections, indirectly they supported YSR CP. The same game and strategy could be there with the JD(U) and they could favour LJP. However, this double game may not work out every time and may have a bad impact as well. However, LJP also has a close relationship with the BJP party. What so ever, the honest leaders like Sri Chaurasia should be elected, who could be favourable to the people.