The BJP which has been on a winning spree in Maharashtra ,Haryana ,Jharkhand and managed a good performance in Jammu and Kashmir has faced a huge loss in Delhi, and that also to a nascent political party. There are many theories which are being put forward dissecting the results threadbare and drawing many conclusions.
Â However given their apetite for power, the deadly combine of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his close confidant and BJP national president Amit Shah will not be that easily cowed down. It may also be recalled as to how Narendra Modi has been continuing a winning streak in Gujarat for the past three terms without any doubt of victory. Modi is also a political leader who never leaves any stone unturned and there can never be a failure of such magnitude in an election led and strategized by Modi and Amit Shah for that matter.
Â It seems that the BJP has worked out a strategy at the highest level with the RSS in toe as to go for a defeat in Delhi and allow Arvind Kejriwal to win. The BJP which has a very well oiled machinery has RSS cadres working for the party at the grass root level giving in inputs to the top party leadership and with such a professional management how did BJP end up loosing? This means that there was a deliberate deal by the top BJP leadership to lose Delhi.Â Was internal bickering in Delhi BJP behind this move? Let’s look at the possibilities.
The party leadership wanted the focus to shift from BJP to Arvind Kejriwal as after his victory the media has started eulogizing him with words or praise. Almost all the discussions are on Kejriwal and his team and how the âMuffler manâ has finished the BJP and how he will be ruling Delhi. Administering a government is not easy and Kejriwal will have lot of answers to provide to the impatient Delhiites on the promises he has made but it will be difficult for him to implement given the hostile government at the centre which would not yield to the demands of the new government. His promises of reducing electricity tariff to half , free drinking water and free WiFi will all be tested in the days to come. If by any chance he cannot provide any of these factors, then the same media and public will create noises against him and his new government.
Â This would again lead to a media frenzy against the new Delhi government, much to the delightÂ of Modi and Amit Shah and the top BJP and RSS leadership. Also with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley preparing the new budget , it seems that there are a slew of measures directed at development which includes even disinvestment of shares from the Public Sector Undertakings as well as some measures which would be tough for the people to digest as it will affect them directly in the near future.
Â All these would have created much of a hue and cry throughout the country against the government , but by that time the AAP government will be getting more media attention and the BJP leadership expects to sail through the budget.
Â Another important fact is that the BJP is facing the electorate in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh in the near future, and a loss in Delhi would give the party and its cadres the necessary impetus to work for these elections which are much more important to BJP as this would give the party the added strength in the Rajya Sabha to push through several bills. The BJP and RSS cadres can be galvanized from this very moment to depute them as foot-soldiers in the Hindi heartland for the grass root work in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh ,the two states the BJP and the RSS is expecting to do miracles as far s their their long term goals are concerned and for the fulfillment of their broader Hindutva dream in the Hindi heartland. So even if Delhi is lost by a huge margin, the BJP can make sure that it is winning both Bihar and Uttar Pradesh with good margins with the help of the grass root work by the cadres who will be much more active given the unexpected failure their party has faced in Delhi.