The BJP formed the government in Haryana for the first time. Besides, it also won seven out of the 10 Lok Sabha seats in the 2014 parliamentary elections. Unprecedented development works undertaken by the BJP government under the leadership of Manohar Lal Khattar have unnerved other political parties. The INLD-BSP alliance seems to be a short-term arrangement, as BSP chief Mayawati is more inclined towards the Congress at the national level. In fact, the support base of the INLD is fast eroding, forcing it to go for an alliance with an ideologically-different political party. Past experience tells that they cannot work on a long-term basis. Similarly, the state Congress is divided into several factions, which are working at cross-purposes. In fact, various Congress leaders are trying to undermine each other’s influence in their areas. Besides, people still remember various acts of omission and commission of both INLD and Congress during their regimes. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has no mass base in the state. The BJP is comfortably placed in the state with regard to both Lok Sabha and Assembly elections due next year. People want a stable government that does not indulge in nepotism and regionalism. People want a government which works with the objective “Haryana ek, Haryanvi ek”. While other political parties are yet to get their acts together, the BJP is ready for the elections whenever they are held.
Source: Tribune India