Why? Why this downfall in popularity within a span of four months only?
It is mainly because of a few fundamentalists like Yogi Adityanath, Togaria, Singhal who due to their hate speech divided the society and annoyed a lot of genuine BJP voters. People at large do not like their hate speech which divide Indians on communal line.
I wrote many times in the past too that Mr. Lal Krishna Advani and Mr. Atal Vihari Vajpayee too performed well during last NDA rule but in the year 2004 , BJP lost the election only because of hate speech delivered frequently by leaders of VHP and Bajrang Dal and leaders of RSS becoming antagonist of Advani.
When RSS decided to keep Advani away and Vajpayee became ill , BJP lost the attraction among traditional BJP voters too .
Narendra Modi became popular due to development he made in the state of Gujarat and he continues to be most popular leader in the country only because of his growth agenda and because he promises to take all along with growth train . It is praiseworthy that Mr.Modi has never used words which may hurt the sentiments of any community or which has smell of giving favour to any caste or community. It is his greatness and devotion to the country and to common men that he is now world famous and loved by many Indians.
I hope Mr. Modi will soon control above named unbridled leaders and will try to stop such speakers who disturb social peace and harmony and cause erosion in vote bank too. It is these leaders who are tarnishing the image of BJP
It is important to mention here that political parties like Congress Party, Samajwadi Party, BSP, RJD and many other small parties lost completely in MP election only because they wasted their full time and energy in appeasement of one community which made two communities hostile to each other. All leaders of Non-BJP parties who gave hate speech lost the election badly. Voters are intelligent and know how to remove communal minded person from political horizon.
Modi can only re-join two communities by focusing all his energy and mind towards growth and good governance. India can grow only when there is social peace and when leaders are able to stop dissipation and loss of energy in wasteful issues which disturb peace and social harmony.
I am fully confident Mr. Modi will tactfully manage fundamentalist of both communities and concentrate on Growth and development only.
Bypolls in UP: 8-3 for SP in UP, BJP takes decisive lead in Lucknow East, Noida-Times of IndiaLUCKNOW: The Bharatiya Janata Party is set to retain the Lucknow east assembly seat even as the ruling Samajwadi Party on Tuesday established an early lead in eight of the 11 UP assembly seats where bypolls were held.
According to Election Commission trends, SP candidates were leading in eight state assembly seats while its candidate Tej Pratap Singh, grand nephew of SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, was leading by over 1.6 votes over his nearest BJP rival Prem Singh Shakya in Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat.
In Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat, SP candidate Tej Pratap Singh has taken a massive lead of 2 lakh votes over his nearest rival from BJP.
BJP's Ashutosh Tandon, son of veteran Lalji Tandon, was leading in Lucknow East by over 11,000 votes. BJP' Bimla Batham was leading in Noida by over 22,000 votes. BJP's Rajiv Gunbar was also leading by over 5,000 votes in Saharanpur.
In Rohinya assembly seat, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's parliamentary constituency, BJP-ally Apna Dal was trailing by over 11,000 votes. BJP's ally Apna Dal president Krishna Patel was trailing here.
Uma Bharti failed to make an impact in Charkhari as SP candidate was leading by over 36,000 votes in the seat vacated by the BJP leader.
In Bijnore, the SP candidate was leading by over 4000 votes to the BJP candidate. In Thakurdwara, SP is leading by 9,000 votes. In Lakhim Kheri district's Nighasan assmebly seat, SP was leading by 6,000 votes. The trend is similar in Balha where the SP candidate was leading against his nearest rival — BJP — by 13,000 votes.
Even in the riot torn parts of western UP, BJP failed to make an impact. With the party doing well in Noida and Lucknow east, its vote appeal was only seen in the urban centres. West UP seats which saw number of incidents of communal tension in the past few months. It was expected that there would be communal polarisation as BJP had made Love Jihad a major issue. These seats also saw a high turnout. They had also swept all seats in Lok Sabha elections. But bypolls held nearly 100 days after BJP formed government at the Centre has sprung surprises. The SP was leading in Thakurdwara, Balha, Nighasan, Sirathu, Charkhari, Hamirpur and Bijnor.
Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav said that he is happy with the trends so far but will comment only after the final announcement.
SP leader Naresh Agarwal gave credit to Mualayam Singh Yadav and workers of the party.
SP spokesman Rajendra Chaudhary said that people rejected BJP's communal politics. It is victory of development politics, he added.
BJP spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak said that party will introspect.
BSP did not contest the bypolls.
The Mainpuri seat had fallen vacant after Mulayam resigned to retain Azamgarh lok sabha seat. Of 11 assembly seats, eight were with the BJP and one with its ally Apna Dal. The seats fell vacant after sitting MLAs were elected to Lok Sabha.