Why Is Modi Winning Despite Opposition?

Tue May 15 2018 12:50:27 GMT+0530 (IST)

Karnataka result is almost evident.  BJP appears to have achieved the magic figure 113 seats to form the government.  Putting a full stop to the hung assembly predictions, BJP is going to form the government.  The opposition to Modi rule is increasing with each passing day.  Modi's decisions like demonitisation, the recent GST implementation are bringing troubles to the common man.  In such a scenario, how BJP is winning in Karnataka?  Though Congress party introduced several welfare schemes, why they are on the verge of defeat?

There are some important reasons behind the BJP win and Congress defeat.  First thing is that Congress didn't have the proper planning.  BJP got ready for the elections perfectly well.  They have roped 50,000 RSS workers in the poll campaign.  BJP has continued the Cauvery trouble.  Narendra Modi and other top leaders of BJP have toured extensively in Karnataka.  We can understand the money flow in the elections as they have spent Rs.1000 crores.  Rs.24,000 worth liquor was used in the elections.  While BJP was aggressive in the election campaign, Siddaramaiah.. Rahul got a blow.

The biggest mistake Congress has done is provoking Lingayat caste equations.  Siddaramaiah has unnecessarily touched Lingayat reservations issue and lost a section of Lingayats.  Moreover, they have ignored Muslim, Dalit vote banks who were supporting them for a long time and these votes have gone to JD(S).  By not aligning with parties like MIM, BSP they have lost the opportunities.   All these factors played a key role in BJP win.