Congress Mukt Bharat was the clarion call given during the campaigning of 2014 Lok Sabha election by the then prime ministerial candidate of NDA. Citizens responded to the call and the Grand Old Party of India was reduced to just 44 seats in the Lok Sabha.
Congress Mukt Bharat has since then been used in all the state assembly elections by BJP and it has been yielding results each time. The present day Assembly Election Results too make it very obvious that Congress party is losing its stronghold in all small and big states.
BJP and regional political parties are gaining at the expense of Congress. From within Congress also many have raised their doubts in hush hush tones or openly about the leadership style of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi that the party wants to alleviate to the post of Party President.
If exit poll trends play themselves out today at EVMs it wont matter if @OfficeOfRG hires a Prashant Kishor or a Prashant Bhushan......— Shashi Shekhar (@shashidigital) May 19, 2016
Cracks in the Congress party:
Himanta Biswa Sarma who was a confidant of Tarun Gogoi left Congress a year back as he felt that his progress was slowed as Gogoi was busy promoting his son. Sarma it is said despite being close to Sonia Gandhi was forced to leave the party as Rahul Gandhi was not ready to listen to his issues.
Spin it any way you want. Wont change reality of political landscape across India of a shrinking Congress & expanding BJP, others @ashwinkk— Shashi Shekhar (@shashidigital) May 19, 2016
Congress will have to figure out as to why their VP did not meet such a promising young leader from Assam and sort out his issues. It is Sarma that cost Congress Assam. Sarma is very popular leader in Assam and his aggressive campaigning for BJP turned tables on Congress.
Similar is the situation in Uttarakhand for the Congress as Vijay Bahuguna along with eight other rebels joined BJP without any conditions. Mr. Bahuguna it is said for two years kept conveying Congress high command the problems that he and other members of the state unit had but they were never paid any attention. One more former Congress Uttarakhand leader Rekha Arya, who voted for BJP during the confidence vote will be joining BJP soon.
Roadmap for BJP:
Shashi Shekhar, Member of Board Prasar Bharati, in his blog talks about BJP needing to confront is the steep challenge for it to go from a 30%+ vote share party to a 45-50%+ vote share party on a consistent basis so as to repeat 2014 election result.
All four states counted today represent last remaining frontiers for the BJP to expand and occupy political space.Therein lies significance.— Shashi Shekhar (@shashidigital) May 19, 2016