With Congress going out of its way and joining hands with parties like the Bahujan Samaj Party, Janata Dal United and Aam Aadmi Party, it will be difficult for the BJP to ignore the united Opposition whose sole aim is to not let the saffron party come back to power.
Both BJP and Congress are gearing up for the big battle in 2019. The Bhartiya Janata Party is not willing to leave anything to chance. The party has already begun the preparations for the polls in the right earnest. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will personally take part in assessing the situation and monitoring the poll preparations. Among other things the PM will be speaking to the MLAs himself to know the status of implementation of the government schemes that were launched in the past four years.
He will be interacting with the MLAs across the constituencies through the Namo app and share his feedback. He has also sought details of the prominent leaders from across the states. The Prime Minister will be personally involved in finalising the list of candidates who will be given tickets to fight the 2019 elections.
Modi will also be taking feedback from the people over the schemes that were launched by the government. He had also taken a feedback from the people recently when the BJP-led Central government completed four years in office.
He had asked people how happy they were with the work done by the Centre. They were also asked who are the three most popular leaders in their state and constituency and whether they think the pace at which government work is done has increased.
The recent losses in by-polls are also an indication that they cannot afford to ignore the united Opposition that is preparing to take on the 2019 general elections. However, BJP has been saying that by-poll wins cannot determine the mood of the nation.
But with Congress going out of its way and joining hands with parties like the Bahujan Samaj Party, Janata Dal United and Aam Aadmi Party, it will be difficult for the BJP to ignore the united Opposition whose sole aim is to not let the saffron party come back to power. In such a scenario, Modi and party president Amit Shah will need a magic wand to win the 2019 polls.
With his party bracing to face crucial Assembly elections in three major states this year end, Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes his government into the last year in office with the political momentum slightly shaken against the mounting burden of fulfilling expectations on numerous election promises.
Political analysts say that many of the promises of the Modi government have been rhetoric and it needs course correction by being more. On the other hand Congress has come up with its own plans and set up three crucial committees to look after election affairs related to coordination, manifesto and publicity.
Besides, a 19-member Manifesto Committee has been set up to come out with the party’s manifesto for the general elections. The Congress president also formed another 19-member group comprising top party leaders to look after the party’s publicity during the elections. Party General Secretary Ashok Gehlot, who announced the setting up of the committees, said that with this development, the party will go into the election mode. He also said that with the setting up of committees, the party will start the work of putting up a manifesto and draw strategy for publicity and coordination.