HAS BJP LOST THE RACE IN TAMIL NADU ?
With Vijayakanth deciding to join the four party group of Vaiko, the public perception appears to be that BJP has now been humiliated, as it has been going behind Vijayakanth almost with a begging bowl.
While there would be lot of animated discussions within the BJP itself about this alliance fiasco, one wonders as to whether central leadership of the party should accept responsibility for the present unenviable situation.
What is shocking is that BJP leadership at the central level does not seem to know it’s strength and has failed to position it’s role in Tamil Nadu in an appropriate manner, relying on propagating the development oriented forward looking agenda of Modi government. Instead, it has sought alliance with Vijayakanth and also with PMK and rebuffed by both. In the process, BJP has lost a glorious opportunity to build an image and base for itself in Tamil Nadu.
Many well wishers including the undersigned thought from the beginning that BJP should contest election in Tamil Nadu on it’s own, even if it would lose all the seats ,which may not happen. Even by aligning with Vijayakanth or some other outfit , BJP could not have won many seats but only would have lost it’s identity.
Now that the damage has been done, BJP should immediately look for some credible and knowledgeable spokespersons to competently explain Modi’s vision and achievements to the people in Tamil Nadu, particularly in TV discussions which are widely watched. BJP should not hesitate to look for such spokespersons who understand and appreciate Modi’s governance , even if they happen to be outside the party fold.
Still ,some lost grounds can be gained if Modi’s programmes can be suitably presented to people in a credible way.
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