Five signs that BJP could be harming itself
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.