Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Dec 2017 10:44:57

THE outcome of civic elections in Uttar Pradesh shows a one-sided tilt in favour of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), falsifying all tall claims of other political parties that the BJP has lost its shine since the arrival of Yogi Adityanath as Chief Minister. The results indicate how the BJP has come to dominate the entire electoral scene in the country’s largest State in the past some time, no matter what propaganda Opposition parties may be indulging in, shouting themselves hoarse, trying to tell lies about the so-called bad governance and busted policies of the BJP-led Government in Uttar Pradesh. The common voter has shown that he has accepted the BJP as a political force that is trying to achieve larger public good beyond votes.

Whatever has happened in Uttar Pradesh by way of the civic polls is a good enough representative picture of what is happening elsewhere in the country as well. Because of its policies, moulded mostly on the national policies laid down by Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party is getting accepted as a party with nationalistic goals, something that is so sorely missing in most other parties. Unaffected by fierce but false propaganda by other parties, the common voter has begun identifying the issues correctly before casting votes. The latest developments in Uttar Pradesh shows exactly this. Unmindful of the vicious campaigns to malign the Prime Minister, mostly spearheaded by Congress, the common Indian citizen has continued to favour the BJP for obvious reasons.

It is more than obvious that the anti-Modi campaign is getting more and more vicious every passing day. The Opposition, mostly the Congress party, is finding fault with everything the Prime Minister or the Government does. To such stupid levels does this propaganda dip time and again that Congress leader Mr. Rahul Gandhi even doubts hiked rating of Ease of Doing Business in India even by the World Bank. Even former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, too, found himself indulging in such propaganda, of course in the process bringing bad name to his own party.

The common Indian people have begun understanding the reality in a more mature manner than before. They realise that the Opposition parties have lost their bearings of reality and are getting engaged in politically-driven false propaganda. Despite certain problems of implementation, the Prime Minister comes across in sharp contrast as a man who believes in action and not just in words. Though the Uttar Pradesh elections were in the civic arena, their outcome reflects what the common people think of the Prime Minister and his party in general terms. In sharp and stark contrast, the Opposition parties appear rather clueless about what is happening on the ground and how to raise their own banner.