Bhagyashree Pande. If the BJP is caught in a quagmire this election season it is because of the contradiction that it has created in a bid to get electoral success. One such glaring example is the launch of Sadhvi Pragya in the election process . Something that has had very serious poll impact on BJP electoral prospects .The message that the BJP is trying to give to the voters is that it wants to correct the vote bank politics of the past and that she as a woman was a victim of atrocities .Launching her has created the impression that BJP favors hardline Hindutva.

While RSS ,BJP have made a conscious effort in all these years to distance themselves from Nathuram Godse. With Modi triying every trick in the book to appropriate the Mahatma the recent statements by Sadhvi just unraveled all the effort opening a can of worms in political discourse so carefully being created. While Modi stood for woman issues on Triple Talaq the Sadhvi cut the sympathy towards her when she spoke of her curse that killed police officer Hemant Karkare. The impact of Pragya card has been felt not just in MP but also in Maharashtra and UP.

Most Muslims who were positively inclined towards the BJP because it had put Ram temple issue on the backburner got quesy after the Pragya choice. The negative impact of her selection was felt by BJP workers on the ground with MP state BJP leaders only posing photographs with her but did not make any effort at ground mobilisation of the demotivated cadres. Building a Social Engineering umbrella – Another feat that BJP had achieved was the social engineering formula which gave them success in 2014 as also in UP assembly.

The BJP tried to be the umbrella organisation for OBC, Most Backward castes (MBC) and Muslims in UP. But by 2019 the strong arm tactics of Yogi has fuelled the Brahim -Thakur discord , lynching of Muslims and lower castes in the name of cows. Women voters who were swayed by Modi in 2014 saw their savings reduced to dust during demonitisation. They have been badly hit by destruction of livelihoods of their menfolk too.

So Sabka Saath bringing in Saabka Vikas mainly in backward regions of MP, UP, Rajasthan, Maharastra let alone the eastern states has become more of a India Shining gaffe. Issues like the reversal of Prevention of Atrocities Act (against the SC ruling) which was done to please the backwards has upset the upper castes even though it has failed to convince the SC, ST, OBC .

Knowing the damage the reversal had done the BJP tried to mollify the upper caste by introducing the 10% EWS quota but that has raised doubts in the minds of Dalits and OBCs if their share of the quota will be cut down. Besides the Thakur militancy under the patronage of Yogi which is mainly in the form of Sena’s (in UP ,parts of MP) continues to work against the lower castes. Encounter killings in UP were mainly of lower castes and Muslims records of police and cases slapped under NSA are an ample proof of the same.

Nearly 50% of the160 killed in encounter killing in UP were Muslims even though the evidence was against hindus mostly linked to hindu outfits. Even though it says it shuns votebank politics it has in UP, MP Rajasthan etc has organised sammelans to bring Mahadalits, backwards etc in their fold.While this happens the issues of giving quotas to OBCs like Jats, Maratha,Patidar etc remains unaddressed .

The BJP hastily gave a nod to giving a constitutional status to National Backward Class Commission but the problems remain where they stood five years back. If Muslims were brought to the fold by the promise of good governance, increase in quota for the Haj pilgrims and triple Talaq ordinance then Sadhvi, extra judicial killings and Yogi -Shah’s repeated statements about throwing out Muslims bringing in the NRC has created more doubt than electoral benefits. Even in ticket distribution the party has gone in for caste consideration to assert its electoral preference -in MP, UP, Rajasthan, Maharashtra ,Gujarat, Bihar- Mahadalits, Marathas, Jats, Gujjars, Thakors, Patels and other backwards are given careful consideration as against upper castes .

Even though BJP RSS is an upper caste organisation and intends to shun caste politics the ground reality of running a political organisation remains in favor of gathering the numerically influential lower castes under in its umbrella. Is the last man standing with BJP ? Yet another problem the BJP has created is the boast of highest ever MSP to the farmers. In reality the small farmers are getting a pittance for their produce. In many cases over production has led to throwing crops in the countryside -onions, tomatoes.

Long peaceful farmer marches and their plight may not find mention in Modi’s speeches but then it also speaks of his insensitivity on the issue . Yet problem created in the countryside is the unplanned ban on cow slaughter. The farmer cannot sell his aged cow and earn some money to buy new but the menace of cows roaming in the hinterland destroying crops and eating those remains has added the burden . Add to this is the complete closure of footwear and leather goods industry which was high employment small enterprise predominantly in UP.

Has nationalism reaped rewards in past ? After all these efforts what really is worth seeing is how much is Nationalism as a poll plank really relevant ? While in 2014 BJP had won on the poll plank of development. In the 1999 Vajpayee led BJP that had gone to polls on Nationalism issue right after Kargil war got the party around 180 seats. It must be recalled that LK Advani in 2009 had fought the elections on the issue of Nationalism and against terror from Pakistan given that 26/11 had happened in 2008 in Mumbai yet the BJP got 116 seats. This after calling Manmohan Singh weak and making Sonia Gandhi’s nationality a poll issue.

Today the BJP has tried to drum up support in favour of Nationalism with only a solitary air strike on Pakistan. Besides in the latest interview to News Nation the PM himself has expressed doubts on the nationalistic sentiments of the voters.

Even though he tried to entice the voters by giving details of air strikes the speeches of Modi and Amit Shah in rallies after the 4th phase are less on Nationalism and Shuffling the pack – Ahead of 2019 elections BJP tried to replace atleast 35% MPs by giving tickets to new faces giving out a message that non performers have to go. The lack of performance accompanied by absence from the constituencies has been voiced in BJP’s party meetings by Shah repeatedly. The MPs rode on Modi wave but they have no say in the politics of Delhi can also be sensed by the voters when the work does not get done as also inaccessibility of the elected representatives.

The party suceeded in this formula by just about winning Gujarat but the same has not worked in three other states that it lost. Is still the party with difference? The question to be asked is has BJP lost more in these five years rather than gained ? The RSS has always stood for Vyakti, Vikas and Vichardhara. Today with Modi as with Vajpayee the same yardsticks hold. Like Vajpayee they have Modi (Vyakti) now the test is whether he been able to take Vikas and Vichardhara to the most. And will most voters want BJP RSS style of politics for the next five years ? BJP was the original party with difference has it remained so and do the voters perceive it as such will be known on 23rd May.

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