I predicted much earlier that BJP will win to form the government but Congress will improve its performance. Gujaratis are pragmatic and they understand that to run “dhandho” peacefully and profitably, they must be with a party which is in power at center. Public is attracted by show and charisma and Modiji knows this fully well and takes advantage of it. The Ro-Ro ferry and water plane won the people’s support through visual titillation.
Congress must start to build the party from grass root level but this is a very difficult task because grass roots worker also needs money and Congress does not have much cash. It must seek Rs10, Rs 20 donations from public by carrying out door to door campaign. Look, how cleverly Modiji garnered sympathy by exploiting Pakistan angle.
To be 100 per cent sure he also said “mandir chahiye ya masjid?”
Congress must build good electoral alliances with other parties much before 2019.
BJP must pay attention to good governance, providing clean drinking water and electricity power and arrange corporate assistance to farmers. They must understand that willing elections is not enough, but delivering the goods is important.
(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)