Bharatiya Janata Party drawing a blank in five states where assembly elections were held is an indication that 2019 parliamentary polls could throw a big surprise.
Prior to these states going for polls BJP had raised the Ram Mandir issue vociferously but the tactic has not helped the party. The poll results in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Mizoram and Telangana have rattled the BJP as these elections were considered as semi-finals before the forthcoming parliamentary polls in the country.
Resurgence of Congress is not good news for the BJP. The saffron party has lost the elections in the five states at a crucial time. BJP’s defeat is an ample proof of the fact that people of India have rejected the “hard line policy” and they want liberalism to return. BJP during its four year rule in the country tried to thrust its policies on the people. Many people believe that India’s economy during the past 4 years has taken a hit and the decision of the BJP led government to change the currency led to country becoming poor and people getting hit.
Assembly election results in the five states have depicted the mood of people and if it doesn’t change then one can see Congress party, which took a drubbing in 2014 Lok Sabha elections, once again coming into power at the Centre in 2019.
If BJP wants to return to power it will have to make people believe that it won’t repeat the mistakes which it committed from 2014 to 2018. It can go into the damage control mode and undo a few wrongs to once again woo the voters.