BJP does have many weak and incompetent leaders but Dont think Shri Dhumal is one of them.
He has delivered a reasonably good, clean governance in contrast to the ultra corrupt criminal 6 time CM of Congress (Vidharba).
But ultimately in electoral politics, good parties and CMs lose. NDA lost in 2004 narrowly despite delivering fairly well and now BJP lost HP.
There is still hope for BJP at delhi. THe weight of anti incumbency against decades of CON party dynasty misrule is going to be massive and enough to decisively turn the CON party into shambles in 2014 - provided they are assured of another NDA like alternative. Now that assurance should be given by BJP top leadership . And they must do it fast, the nation is impatient for change now.
The loss of Himachal Pradesh to U.P.A. is another proof of the utter ineptitide and lack of politiacal savvy amongst BJP's top leadership. When --due to a spate of scams like the 2G, coal allocations& Vadra-DLF deals -- the country was awash with anti-Congress senriment , the BJP still managed to lose in the hill state ! What prevented BJP top brass, one would like to ask, from putting in place five years ago an oversight group of senior, experienced leaders to watch over the functioning of the Prem Kumar Dhumal govt. to ensure it performed well and retained public goodwill?
OUTLOOK >> There was a sour note for the CPI(M), which after putting up a good show at the Shimla Municipal Corporation elections, and aligning itself with the newly-formed Himachal Lokhit Party, won just one seat.
It is funny to see Left Liberal Media folks exult in celebrations with some odd things likeCPM winning Shimla Municipal Corporation. Communism in India has been rejected not once but 15 times and never in history of India have Commies got more than 10% of the popular vote. Given this, there is no sour note for CPM, except that the party is still out of power in their lone bastion of West Bengal and is clueless on next general elections since the dream of 3rd front has collapsed right away while its comrade allies in 3rd front project are busy partnering with the capitalist class !!
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