The call and commitment of Congress president Rahul Gandhi on the first day of Congress convention for broader anti BJP opposition unity with indications of not even worried for leading it, if need arises, is an extremely positive sign of reallignment of all the non BJP forces at the national level particularly when the general elections of 2019 are fast approaching and the combination of long time bete noire BSP and SP had proved to be successful in the recently held by elections in Phoolpur and Gorakhpur where the BJP lost badly at the hands of the Samajwadi party on the seats earlier represented by the present Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Aditya Nath a d deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya. Both these losses are incomprehensible to (for) the party, prime minister Modi and the commontariat never ever expected of.
There is however no doubt that the by election results are not always the barometer to test a party’s future performance but the way despite extremely positive outcome in 21 states since 2014 where the ruling BJP is in power wresting majority of the states from Congress and even the left from their traditiinal bastions, the way the BJP has lost in over ten parliamentary by elections since 2014, after assuming power at the centre, it unambiguously speaks of the fact that the ruling party’s increasing popularity and Modi charisma is on a down slide and can prove fatal for the ruly party in 2019 if the anti BJP opposition really unites credibly and with consolidation keeping aside their squeezed political interests.
Meanwhile, the TDP leader and the chief minister of Andra Pradesh Chandra Babu Naidu who’v recently severed ties with NDA on the issue of not being granted the special state status to AP by also withdrawing his two union ministers from yhe BJP led central cabinet is going to Calcutta on 19th/ 20th March to meet the Bengal CM Mamta Bannerjee to seriously deliberate on fructifying the consolidated broader non BJP alliance at the national level. The UPA advisory council’s chairperson and former Congress President Sonia Gandhi had also accorded a dinner to the leaders of non BJP opposition parties in New Delhi on 13th March in her bid to form a credible national forum of all the progressive, democratic, left parties and regional parties, the response for which have been outstanding.
The Congress president Rahul Gandhi too held two rounds of parleys in an extremelycordial atmosphere with the NDA chief Sharad Pawar to arrive at a broad based understanding of anti BJP unity. The way Modi charisma, the election organisational skills of BJP chief Amit Shah and saffronisation of majoritarianism has led to the incessant winning spree of the BJP in 21 states of the country through the unstoppable Modi juggernaut has demoralised the entire opposition forces, its mandatory on their part to unite selflessly and with special zeal before 2019 lest they are bound to face terrible defeat again at the hustings. Meanwhile, the saffron clad seer turned MP and UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath has while accepting the defeat in phulpur and Gorakhpur his home turf due to the complacent and ignorant attitude of the hard core RSS and BJP workers who deliberately did’nt come to polling booths to vote said that these two defeats would hardly put any impact on the party’s chancesof victory in 2019 as the BJP has devised a very cohesive and strong strategy to overcome these shortcomings not to be disclosed in the public and that the Modi charisma and jaggernaut will crush the opposition in 2019 as well comfortably thus coming out victorious again with flying colours. What do you say friends?