Will internal feud sink BJP ship?

As Election Commission has announced the date for the assembly elections in 5 states, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur, states are becoming an arena for the political party to showcase their strength.

Every party, whether it’s a new entrant into politics Aam Aadmi Party, or, Modi wave ridden BJP, or fighting for its lost lustre Congress, has a purpose.

These elections, especially in Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh will be the deciding factor as which party will sit on the throne of the world’s largest democratic country in 2019.

With election on the horizon in the country’s 3 biggest states, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, internal dispute in the parties are common. As what can be seen as brotherhood relation among the party’s ministers, might be internal

feud brewing among them.

After losing Delhi, Bihar and West Bengal, it is a do-and-die situation for Bhartiya Janata Party.

For BJP, it won’t be an easy way to win the state polls when internal disturbances are ceding tremors in the party.

From Uttar Pradesh to Punjab to Uttarakhand, the party is busy fighting on two fronts. One, to win the state polls. Second, to neutralise the shockwaves within the party.

The rift in the party in Uttar Pradesh.

Eyeing on the Uttar Pradesh polls, BJP announces their 149 candidates list who will try their luck in the state. For BJP, Gautam Budh Nagar seat is considered to be the most secure seat, a sure way to get that MLA tag.

But BJP hasn’t declared any candidate for the seat. Speculations are being made that Rajnath Singh want to settle his son’s political career from the assured seat, by giving him a backdoor entry. This step is being opposed by internal members,

who seems to be Anti-Rajnath Singh, as he is the most influential person in the state due of the fact that Rajnath Singh was the Party’s state head before handling the charge of Home Ministry in Modi’s Govt.

With 25 Uttar Pradesh MLAs from other political parties joining the BJP in the past few months, party workers in various districts have started protesting against giving tickets to the turncoats. Being sitting MLA, they become the strong

contenders for poll-ticket, leaving faithful and loyal candidates on their own.

Punjab

While BJP was overcoming the situation that Navjot Singh Sidhu had made for the BJP by joining Congress yesterday, and blaming BJP for reducing his stature in the party, the resignation offered by the BJP Punjab unit president and Cabinet

minister Vijay Sampla today made the party to re-think their strategy. The internal feud of the party had followed all the way to Punjab.

The resignation offered by Vijay Sampla to the party exposes the dissatisfaction among the party members at the highest of the authorities.

This, in turn, shows that all is not well within the party.

Uttarakhand

Like Uttar Pradesh, BJP in Uttarakhand is also going through the same turmoil within the party. Distribution of tickets to turncoats is the main reason of dismay for the party workers and their supporters.

No matter how much BJP defends itself on the rift within the party members, but the ground reality is something that will break-out from time-to-time.

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