BJP has a historic seventh term for the BJP . Amit Shah boosted up the AAP and the cadre reacted, leading a ferocious campaign for an incredible 53% vote share .
Sardar Modi-The BJP posted a picture of the Prime Minister with this caption on television as soon as the Gujarat trends became apparent.Gujarat voted for its favorite son, who was incredibly brave in the face of 27 years of incumbency, for what could only be described as a Modi endorsement.Gujarat has a historic seventh term for the BJP.West Bengal is the only other state where this has occurred, where the CPI(M) was adopted for the seventh time in 2006.Gujarat has been a Hindutva lab, and it has lived up to its billing.The BJP electoral totem, Amit Shah, energized an ideologically charged but complacent team by inflating the danger of AAP, which made its Gujarat debut in this election.Amit Shah boosted up the AAP and the cadre reacted, leading a ferocious campaign for an incredible 53% vote share.Priyanka Gandhi's campaign in Gujarat was the BJP's first political success.Dimple Yadav, the daughter-in-law of Mulayam Singh Yadav, the party's founder, also lost the crucial Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat to the BJP. The alliance of Akhilesh Yadav and Jayant Chaudhary were enthralled by another UP victory in the Muzaffarnagars Khatauli by-election, won by Madan Bhaiya of the RLD, and an interesting side story is that Arvind Kejriwals AAP has officially declared a national party ten years since its debut in politics.It is India's most successful political start-up, winning the Delhi civic elections yesterday and giving the Congress a run for its money wherever it contests now.Arvind Kejriwal was the head of a well-funded Gujarat party that won five seats, according to him.After string of rashes, the Congress, which had just elected Mallikarjun Kharge as its next President, finally had some good news. The Congress was aided by the rivalry between BJP President JP Nadda and the Dhumal family, which has a huge following in the hill state.Nadda had a king in the tickets, and he personally backed the BJP movement with a record number of rallies.Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur received snide questions about those loyal to him sabotaging several seats.However, Dhumal was correct in warning that Naddas' plans would damage the BJP, as many candidates became rebel.You wont even know that the Congress had won HP as most channels limited it to their scroll (except for a brief). In Gujarat, he held a record number of public meetings, more than 30.The BJP has learned that Modi's predictions are the ones that lead it.For the native son story in Gujarat, it worked well, but there is a downside to relying too heavily on his star power.Several initiatives worth tens of billions of dollars were re-routed from Maharashtra to Gujarat by the center. The opposition now sees that it must be both regional and stroke sub-nationalalism to give it a run for its money.Despite the BJP's impossibly strong character, states can be won.Disclaimer: These are the personal views of the writer.