The Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP) has eclipsed the recognition of Nitish Kumar in Bihar which he loved for the final 15 years, however the get together, in all probability, will stay the ‘junior’ accomplice within the alliance. Even earlier than the polls have been held, the BJP declared that Nitish Kumar would be the Chief Minister, regardless of the numbers. The time has come for the BJP to satisfy its promise. However why is the BJP is pushing for Nitish Kumar to steer the federal government for one more 5 years when it seems to be profitable extra seats than the JD(U) and may declare the highest publish?
As per the tendencies up to now, the BJP is forward on 76 seats, whereas the JD(U) is poised to get 41 seats. By way of numbers, the BJP has made large positive aspects than its 2015 tally and the JD(U) has misplaced floor. That 12 months, the BJP and JD(U) had contested elections in opposition to one another, profitable 71 and 53 seats, respectively.
One factor is evident, the BJP has made good-looking positive aspects in Bihar, credit score Nitish’s love-hate relationship with PM Narendra Modi. Individuals have overwhelmingly voted for the BJP to assist it achieve greater than the JD(U). Within the earlier elections when the BJP and JD(U) contested collectively, the latter had an higher hand each time. In 2005 October elections, JD(U) had received 88 seats whereas the BJP 54. In 2010, JD(U) improved its efficiency by profitable 115 seats, and so the BJP capturing 91 seats.
Dearth of management
However the BJP has at all times conceded to Nitish. Perhaps as a result of it lacks a face that would take everybody alongside. The BJP has managed to say the deputy CM chair, however Sushil Kumar Modi will not be a politician who has a mass enchantment. Additionally, there are variations throughout the get together ranks over his projection because the CM. This is likely one of the explanation why BJP has at all times zeroed in on Nitish’s title. Additionally in 2015, when the BJP and JD(U) contested in opposition to one another, the BJP did not title anybody because the CM face simply to keep away from division within the get together ranks.
For the BJP and PM Narendra Modi it certainly is a double victory. The get together’s good efficiency will assist it additional strengthen its cadre and may have ample time to arrange to go solo in 2025; and secondly, the win comes months after it misplaced Jharkhand and Maharashtra.
The BJP leaders are leaving no stone unturned to credit score PM Narendra Modi for the BJP’s gorgeous present regardless of the Covid outbreak, migrants difficulty, financial misery, and border stress with China.
What subsequent for Nitish?
Though the BJP has promised that it’s going to assist Nitish for the CM’s job, regardless of the numbers, a lot was at stake for him. The JD(U) chief on the final day of ballot campaigning declared that this might be his final election. Nitish, 67, is heading the state since 2005, barring lower than a 12 months’s time in 2014-15.
The opposition clearly has didn’t encash on the anti-incumbency issue. Bear in mind the 2018 Madhya Pradesh Meeting elections when BJP misplaced energy to the Congress by a skinny majority. Individuals in Bihar are indignant with Nitish however will not be prepared to simply accept RJD, particularly Tejashwi Yadav.