Har problem ki ek dawa: Modi

Ahmedabad Mirror | 1 week ago | 24-11-2022 | 06:00 am

Har problem ki ek dawa: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a “one-man army” for the BJP. This is apparent from the fact that he has visited poll-bound Gujarat 12 times in 25 days and addressed umpteen number of public rallies to bolster prospects of BJP which is facing anti-incumbency, voter apathy and anger against its leaders for giving ticket to Congress imports. The BJP floated the slogan Modi Hain to Mumkin Hain in 2019. It seems it is depending on Modi this time as well. Modi launched BJP’s election campaign in Gujarat on November 6 by attending a mass marriage function in Bhavnagar.He was back just two days later. Modi is expected to be in Gujarat on November 27-28, ahead of the first phase polling on December 1.A large number of central leaders of the party and chief ministers of five states are camping in Gujarat for poll rallies. The party organised ‘carpet bombing’ on Tuesday — a unique experiment of public gatherings in all 93 constituencies which will go to polls in the second phase.Political analysts believe that fear of anti-incumbency and inactive BJP workers has put the party leaders in full action. Gujarat is a model state for the BJP and home state of PM Modi and Amit Shah.Any undesirable result will speak on the performance of the two leaders at the Centre which they cannot afford. At the same time, they cannot ignore the apathy of people.The anxiety of party leaders can be gauged from the fact that micro management is being done for elections and the party high command is calling the shots. The state party leaders are oblivious of next moves and take directions from the high command. Committed party workers feel relegated and are upset as tickets have been given to more than a dozen candidates imported from Congress. The BJP workers have developed a lacklustre approach which poses a big challenge for BJP.Another challenge the party is facing is voting. If the voting percentage decreases, it will miss its target of 140 seats.The BJP is keen for at least 55% voting. With just a week to go for the first phase of the polls, the tempo is still to pick up. PM Modi is the only one to boost the morale of the party through his public meetings and rallies.The vote share of Congress has increased since 2002 and last time it bagged an impressive 77 seats, reducing BJP to 99 and barely above the majority mark. Congress vote share also increased to 41 per cent. Analysis of results of polls since 2002 shows that seats of BJP have constantly declined and this time the party has taken up a challenge to break all records, as Modi declared during a rally recently.

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