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- Fed-up with UPA’s destructive policies and misrule during 2004 to 2014, Indian public gave a massive mandate to BJP in 2014’s parliamentary elections.
- After its victory in 2014’s parliamentary elections, BJP and its top leadership have become totally Gandhian and Congress-like; and have forgotten their nationalist agenda. Besides, the said victory has made BJP leaders self-righteous and arrogant.
- Though during the last Maharashtra Assembly elections held in 2009, Shiv Sena had contested 169 seats as against BJP’s 119 seats, and though Shiv Sena agreed to contest 151 seats and gave up 18 seats for Assembly elections of October, 2014, and though BJP has grown in Maharashtra because of its alliance with Shiv Sena, BJP has discarded its alliance with Shiv Sena.
Split with Shiv Sena will diminish BJP in Maharashtra.
- It is relevant to note that after 2002 Gujarat riots, late Shri Bal Thackeray, founder of Shiv Sena, fully supported Narendra Modi, the then Chief Minister of Gujarat.
- In the recent bye-elections held for various State Assemblies, BJP lost a number of its seats due to its silence on core nationalist issues like uniform civil code, abolition of Article 370, rehabilitation of Kashmiri Hindus in Kashmir, crores of Bangladeshi infiltrators grabbing India; as also due to its complacency, arrogance and self-righteousness.
- Since BJP is continuing UPA’s policies, it is becoming a Congress duplicate; and losing its appeal. If BJP wants to regain its popularity, it must re-embrace its nationalist agenda; and give up its arrogance and self-righteousness.