Advertisement
Sunday, Oct 17, 2021
Outlook.com

Ahead Of 2019 Battle, BJP In A Soul-Search Mode

The defeat in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan has made the larger Sangh parivar restless. The signs of disaffection are showing and voices of dissent are getting expressed openly.

Ahead Of 2019 Battle, BJP In A Soul-Search Mode
Think Tanks | Photograph by Jitender Gupta
Ahead Of 2019 Battle, BJP In A Soul-Search Mode
outlookindia.com
2018-12-21T10:50:21+05:30

A cold winter gives way to a buoyant spring and a balmy summer. That’s nature. The chill springs a surprise sometimes and prolongs. Such a situation warrants better insulation—which in political terms is called introspection, a review of the wrong steps to put the best foot forward. That’s precisely what the BJP is doing after losing three Hindi heartland states in the assembly elections, barely six months before the party goes to the voters for a second term of Narendra Modi’s government.

The defeat in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, the states the BJP was ruling for more than a decade, and in Rajasthan has made the larger Sangh parivar restless. After enjoying the shared fruits of power, the signs of disaffection are showing and voices of dissent are getting expressed openly. The Rashtriya Swyamsevak Sangh (RSS), the BJP’s ideological fountainhead, had trained itself to peacefully co-exist with the Modi government in the past four years. It is getting impatient too. Questions are asked about what the government plans to do in the next four...

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Two Vendors From UP, Bihar Shot Dead By Militants In J&K

Two Vendors From UP, Bihar Shot Dead By Militants In J&K

Police claim 13 terrorists have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir in nine encounters over the last nine days.

In Ongoing Poonch Encounter, Bodies Of Two Missing Soldiers Recovered, Toll Rises To Nine

In Ongoing Poonch Encounter, Bodies Of Two Missing Soldiers Recovered, Toll Rises To Nine

According to the Army, the bodies of a jawan and the JCO were recovered during the search operation on October 16.

SAFF 2021: Chhetri Equals Messi Feat As India Thrash Nepal To Win 8th Title

SAFF 2021: Chhetri Equals Messi Feat As India Thrash Nepal To Win 8th Title

India crushed Nepal 3-0 to win their 8th SAFF title, thanks to goals from Sunil Chhetri, Suresh Wangjam and Sahal Abdul Samad.

Kerala: Six Dead, 12 Missing As Heavy Rains Cause Flash Floods And Landslides

Kerala: Six Dead, 12 Missing As Heavy Rains Cause Flash Floods And Landslides

Several people have been injured and displaced. Dams in many districts are nearing full capacity. Small towns and villages in the hilly areas are totally cut off.

Advertisement