After its second consecutive electoral drubbing in Delhi, BJP is getting into introspection mode on what went wrong in its campaign and the changes that need to be made to put the party back on track.
The Narendra Modi govt has attempted a balancing act between its core support base of middle class and the business community while reaching out to farmers, Dalits, tribals and women, the segments it has been wooing to expand its political footprint.
JDU has been given two tickets, of which one has a BJP candidate fighting on the former’s poll symbol. LJP had raised a demand for 15 seats out of 70 in the hope of getting a good bargain but had to settle for only one ticket.
A divided BJP Delhi unit could not finalise a chief ministerial candidate to take on AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal. As a consequence, BJP will be contesting another Assembly poll in the name of PM Narendra Modi. BJP lacks a tall leader in Delhi who can rally support from various sections of society here.
Former environment, health and law minister from Himachal Pradesh, which has just four of the Lok Sabha's 543 seats, Nadda has tried to carve out his own space in national politics with his low profile and astute organisational skills, believe his party leaders.
JP Nadda was elected unopposed as the BJP national president after he emerged as the only leader in the fray.
Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari, who announced the 57 names in the presence of Union minister Prakash Javadekar at the party headquarters here, said the list includes 11 scheduled caste candidates and four women.
Thirty-three per cent of Rajya Sabha members did not pose any question to the government during the winter session of Parliament, a jump from 20% in the monsoon session.
The repercussions of the big policy decisions taken by the Centre could also have a bearing on the party’s functioning in 2020 when a new party president is set to take charge.
Several governors in the last five years have been engaged in a running feud with the state government concerned or even had differences with civil society activists.
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