EN­EMY WITHIN

Five signs that BJP could be harm­ing it­self

India Today - - GLASS HOUSE -

1 Why else would it align with Congress in at­tack­ing AAP on in­tro­duc­ing the Jan Lok­pal Bill when all it had to do was sit back and watch? 2 Why is the party in talks with D.P. Ya­dav in Ut­tar Pradesh? Didn’t it burn its fin­gers when it in­ducted Bab­u­lal Kush­waha in 2011 polls? 3 It al­lows de­moted lead­ers pas­sage to the Ra­jya Sabha. Naren­dra Modi re­moved Vi­jay Goel as chief of the Delhi unit be­cause he would have led the party to cer­tain de­feat but imag­ine our sur­prise when Goel found a way to be part of Modi’s Chai pe Charcha ses­sions. 4 Why is it al­low­ing dis­cards of other par­ties to grav­i­tate to­wards it? Its lean­ing to­wards an al­liance with for­mer BJD strate­gist Pya­ri­mo­han Mo­ha­p­a­tra is be­ing crit­i­cised by many within the party. 5 What ex­pla­na­tion is there for its cav­a­lier dis­re­gard for al­lies? J. Jay­alalithaa and N. Chan­drababu Naidu are ready­ing Plan B.

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