Cracks have appeared in the bubble of invincibility of BJP under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership with the victory of the alliance between SP (Samajwadi Party ) and BSP (Bahujan Samaj Party) in Gorakhpur and Phulpur by polls. Worsening it further, RJD won Araria and Jehanabad in Bihar.
Currently, where there is still no such leader but the opposition parties are trying to find another solution—not one leader but one front of all opposition parties. The victory of the SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh has proved that such an alliance can beat the relentless Modi wave.
Narendra Modi tried to force the elections away by breaking into backward and Dalit vote banks of other parties. But the victory of the SP-BSP alliance and the RJD shows vote banks controlled by regional parties have not completely destroyed. It can be the biggest challenge to Modi’s trademark presidential-style electoral campaign where everything gets smaller in from of his personality and performance.
Sonia Gandhi, UPA Chairperson yesterday hosted leaders of 20 opposition parties to create a joint front against the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections Next year. Shiv Sena has declared it would fight the next elections alone while the Shiromani Akali Dal has expressed its dissatisfaction with the BJP.
Further, Telugu Desam Party (TDP), the ruling party of Andhra Pradesh is already parting ways with BJP. Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), BJP ally has floated the idea of a non-BJP, non-Congress third front.
It’s high time for BJP to get on the ground and gather regional leaders to gain the faith of local people, and also solve grievances with all alliances.