Reality Check for BJP: Overconfidence and Social Media Glitter

The Lok Sabha poll results have served as a reality check for BJP workers and leaders who were complacent due to Prime Minister Modi’s aura. The RSS-affiliated magazine, Organiser, critiqued the neglect of seasoned workers in favor of social media influencers and unnecessary political moves.


PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 11-06-2024 14:24 IST | Created: 11-06-2024 14:24 IST
Reality Check for BJP: Overconfidence and Social Media Glitter
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The Lok Sabha poll results have served as a reality check for 'overconfident' BJP workers and many of its leaders, according to an article in the RSS-affiliated magazine, Organiser. The piece claims BJP members were complacent, basking in the glow of Prime Minister Modi's popularity, without addressing the public's concerns.

It highlighted that while the RSS is not an electoral extension of the BJP, the party did not engage its volunteers for support. The neglect of veteran workers, over the new social media-driven activists, was evident in the polls, the article pointed out.

Ratan Sharda, a lifelong RSS member, commented on the BJP's shortfall of 240 seats, emphasizing that Modi's ambitious targets require diligent groundwork, not just social media engagement. The content further critiques unnecessary political maneuvers in Maharashtra that damaged BJP's standing. The BJP now has to reflect on its strategies and re-engage with its foundational supporters, Sharda urged.

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