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SAD’s utility factor for BJP in Delhi?

By IndianMandarins- 22 Jan 2020
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The way BJP has snapped its ties with SAD in Delhi and has chosen JD(U) and LJP instead makes two things very clear. First, utility of an alliance partner is more important than emotional quotient and second they will not buckle under the pressure of anyone on CAA. And this is reflected from the fact when the BJP parted ways from Shiv Sena in Maharashtra and SAD in Delhi. They had already dumped TDP before 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Though the SAD and BJP are claiming that alliance was broken on the issue of CAA but the reality looks different. BJP is focusing more on Poorvanchali vote bank in Delhi. Joining JDU and LJP in Delhi will have its spillover effect in Bihar and West Bengal as well. The game plan of the BJP is apparently to use services of Nitish Kumar, Ram Vilas Paswan and Chirag Paswan to win over not so enthusiastic 45 per cent Poorvanchali voters who had voted Kejriwal last time.

Rashtriya Sikh Sangat is also working for the BJP to neutralize the impact of SAD in Delhi which has over 10 lakh Sikh votes. So the BJP snapping ties with SAD is a well thought out decision.

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