BJP’s national executive is aiming for an economic resolution on September 24-25 on some contentious issues ahead of elections in states and the Centre. There is a perceived negative perception over the economic moves of Modi’s government, according to in-house reports doing the rounds.
The RSS has reportedly alerted the BJP to reliable signs showcasing a transition in the public perception on the basis of feedback from many frontal organizations considering economic slowdown, job losses, and failure of demonetization resulting in discontent amongst farmers.
RSS sources revealed that common people have started to discuss these issues and are coming up with uncomfortable questions. The government has been alerted that even though PM Modi is popular amongst the masses, it cannot guarantee electoral victory.
According to The Telegraph, an RSS functionary said, “We need to remember that BJP lost 2004 Lok Sabha polls despite the India Shining campaign and the personal popularity of Atal Bihari Vajpayee amongst the masses.”
A three-day coordination meeting was attended by the RSS leaders at Mathura, where BJP president Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath spent a day apprising themselves with the feedback along with various frontal organizations.
The report quotes another RSS leader saying that the masses were expecting that demonetization will unearth black money. “That has not happened and so they feel cheated,” the leader added.
According to The Tribune, the BJP appears to be losing hold over social media. It claims this as the reason behind BJP chief Amit Shah warning the youth in Gujarat to counter the “propaganda in the social media” against growth claims of the government.
At the same time, the BJP is initiating policies to not settle on PM Modi’s popularity amongst the masses and make amends so as to gain electoral victory.
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