Not Congress, but BJP’s internal strife, indiscipline and corruption became a big headache for Modi. IG News

Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be on top of the world after the successful G20 summit. And they deserve it too. Bharatiya Janata Party leaders are equally happy. However, they should be a little judicious. Whatever the PM had to do for the country, he did it very well. But he did not do what he should have done for the party. Although Modi will be a little disappointed. This is not just about the recent results of the by-elections held on seven assembly seats in six states, which were a bit disappointing except Tripura. The results of the by-elections were not a reflection of his governance. The by-elections, in themselves, were insignificant in terms of the existing power equations on the ground. What will bother PM Modi is that these results were the latest among many indicators of his party lagging in many states.

The Prime Minister will be concerned that reports coming from various states – allegations of corruption and infighting and incidents of moral decay within the BJP – are tarnishing the party’s image.

In June 2021, I wrote an article titled Breakdown in command and control of UP, MP, Goa, Uttarakhand-BJP. This was about the rapid division in BJP in many states. A lot has happened in Indian politics since then. However, for the BJP, despite victories in key states like Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat, not much has changed – there is still excessive dependence on PM Modi and the opposition has not offered any alternative. However, a lot has changed or is changing within the BJP. Factionalism and infighting have become more intense. Allegations of corruption and moral turpitude are becoming a regular feature. The crab mentality is becoming more evident. We will discuss the how and why of this later.

By-elections give a strong message to BJP

Let us look at the results of the assembly by-elections. There was a major achievement for the BJP in Tripura where it retained one seat and snatched one seat from the Left and won the Muslim-dominated Boxanagar seat for the first time. BJP’s rivals can offer several excuses: large-scale rigging, indifference on the part of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and its candidate, and, 12 days before the by-election, by Bilal Mian, a former Congress minister and two-time MLA from Boxanagar. Rebellion. His move to BJP ahead of the by-elections and support for its candidate Tafazzal Hussain, another ex-Congress leader. However, the truth is also that the BJP got 88 percent votes in the constituency, which has an estimated 66 percent Muslim population. This is a big thing for BJP, although it did not celebrate it enough.

BJP national president JP Nadda immediately congratulated Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha and other party leaders. Nadda has Tweet “This result shows the acceptance of the people towards the developmental work done by our double engine government under the guidance of Honorable PM Shri @narendramodi ji”

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