Monday, May 18, 2009

How can BJP fight the gandhi magic

Elections are over and results are all known. BJP has lost!!
While reasons are being deliberated and argued across India ( well almost!) on the debacle, there are other corollaries that have come up.
1. Rahul Gandhi is being seen as a big force, especially with the magic in UP.
2. Media is certainly another adversary which is blowing the rahul magic like anything. Even if, point 1 is not true, people will certainly believe it to be true (remember the Hitler saying)

The stories have been going around for a while that year 2014 will be Modi vs Rahul Gandhi. And it is anybody's guess who will be the winner. BJP supporters are already whining, why Modi was not projected as the PM this time. It's a lost chance already. So we are back to the old question, has BJP got any chance against the mighty Gandhi (did I say mighty Rahul )? If yes, which is the way
Now I will try to answer this question in my own apprentice's way:
1) BJP to do a survey to find out in all places it is present, what is the vote Rahul vs Modi. It has already the machinery which does constituency wise survey. This might take about an year, but it is worth it. The survey should also get the reason Rahul is perceived better than Modi.


  1. well i d call it a series of fortunate events for congress. Rahul baba may not no nothing about politics but indeed he is a obedient son and a hard worker. 175 rallies for the election campaign is really something. BJP doesn't ve a identifiable leadership to project. while cong got a bunch of young faces. BJP's gandhi is lil too much to handle for advani. varun managed to clear his exams but at the cost of muslim votes for BJP which resulted in cong gain in UP.

  2. i personally don't think BJP stands any chance whatsoever now. Hindutva plank sunk long time back. Vajpai tried to bring development aganda to the fore which was hijacked easily by cong. with d help of pro development trio Manmohan ji,PC and Montek ji.The only life support could have been charisma of leaders which is conspicous by its absence.May be an ideological focus borrowed from the RSS which projects BJP as a party which stands for integrity, discipline and love for the country minus hindutva can save it. But this i believe might take longer than expected for BJP.