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Is the opposition voice gaining reverberation against the BJP?

By IndianMandarins- 22 Nov 2019


With the Shiv Sena joining hands with the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) to form the government in Maharashtra is something very unusual but there is a subtle massage behind this unity that is unity against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Similar unity is visible in Jharkhand as well where the BJP is left alone and every other party has joined hands directly or indirectly to take on the BJP. If they are not part of the alliance there is some kind of understanding to defeat the saffron outfit.

This anti-BJP sentiment seems to be gradually seeping into the psyche of people across the country. However it is too early to say that it will start showing its results but it has definitely started gaining grounds at various levels. The BJP is out of power in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Punjab and now will be out of power in Maharashtra. Delhi and Jharkhand are really a tough call for the party.

The same unity is visible in Delhi where every non-BJP political party is joining hands together as they are fearful of their very survival and on many ideological issues. So much so that down south where actor Rajnikanth who was supposed to be a BJP man in southern parts of the country announced to join the most bitter critique of the BJP Kamal Hasan if need be.

So the BJP seems to be on the same situation from where it made its path to power corridor of Raisina Hills in New Delhi in 2014 when anti-Congress feeling was its Nadir with perception regarding corruption reaching its filthy level so everyone trying to get rid of the Congress and its akin. The Janata Dal (United) is not happy with the BJP and is apprehensive of being dumped in Bihar and Lok Janshakti Party supporting opposition on WhatsApp snooping case for BJP’s dominance over its NDA allies beyond a limit is a tale to tell for all.

It is not only the opposition but also workers of the BJP are feeling heat of reckless behavior of the party leadership even at state level. An old NDA ally Telugu Desam Party was the first to revolt against the BJP and was already out  of the NDA. The Assam ally Asom Gan Parishad of the BJP is against the Citizenship Bill but the BJP is going ahead with it.

Leadership of both of its former allies – the National Conference and Peoples’ Democratic Party – are in jail and all party meeting before the winter session of Parliament talked about Farooq Abdullah being allowed to attend Parliament. There are many such issues that are working as catalysts for opposition leaders to join hands but unfortunately but no one is there to become the voice of united opposition but this is not a pipe dream that won’t ever be realized. This is where the BJP has edge over rest of the political parties.

(By Rakesh Ranjan and Vinod Kumar Shukla)

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