BJP in Himachal...
Continued from Page 1 Sources said that earlier this year the BJP high command had engaged a Gujarat-based foundation to seek feedback on various issues, including people’s mood, issues that need to addressed before the polls, likely candidates from each constituency and party members who could be given a bigger role. The BJP leadership has also been trying to contain factionalism in its state unit, where veteran leaders, including two former chief ministers, wield considerable influence. Factionalism, in fact, was said to be one of the causes for the BJP’s poll loss last time, and since then efforts were being made to bring in a generational shift. Though the BJP is confident of winning it’s wary of upsetting any faction. That’s why it’s likely to go to the polls without a chief ministerial candidate in Himachal Pradesh, unlike in Gujarat and Karnataka where it has named its CM candidates.
Gujarat, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram are due to go to the polls.
“Congress is busy playing the Blue Whale challenge (self-destruction)... Even Congress workers have realised that their party is not going to win... The BJP will register a massive win… we will beat our own ‘Mission 50’ target for this polls,” said a senior leader who is involved in the poll related strategies.