After being in power for four and a half years, the state BJP and Jai Ram Thakur government are now waiting for the support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and other central leaders to cross the party’s election line. The 2017 assembly election was won by the face of former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal and the party won more than 40 seats. But Dhumal lost the election.
But this time, if BJP national president Jagat Prakash Nadda is to be believed, then Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur will be the face in the elections. But BJP had jumped in the by-elections on the strength of his face and not only lost all the four seats, but even the security of the BJP candidate was forfeited in the Jubbal Kotkhai assembly constituency. The BJP, which had become the largest party in the world, had suffered a lot at that time not only in Himachal but across the country.
But neither the Prime Minister was seen anywhere in the by-elections, nor did Home Minister Amit Shah turn to the state. Moreover, even the BJP MP from Himachal and BJP National President Jagat Prakash Nadda did not come to Himachal. BJP leaders believe that even if the high command had jumped in the by-elections, the BJP would not have lost, of course, only two seats would have been won. However, since the defeat of the by-elections, the leaders of the BJP had decided that in the election year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari and Rajnath Singh made several visits in favor of BJP. Will go
In this episode, an attempt is being made to fix Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Himachal on May 31, on the completion of eight years of the Modi government. A few days later, in Dharamsala, a meeting of the Chief Secretaries of the country has been held in Dharamsala. In this also the Prime Minister is being called. It is also not certain whether they will come or not.
But Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and state BJP leaders are trying their best to get maximum visits of central leaders done. However, it is being said that efforts are being made to make him a parallel leader of Dhumal in Hamirpur. At the same time, State BJP and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur are trying to gauge the pulse of the people by going day and night among the people. Various surveys are also being conducted. Many teams from outside states are touring the state. But it is being said that the desired trend is not being received from the public.
If the leaders of the party are to be believed, then a strategy is also working behind the visits of the Prime Minister and other central leaders. Any central leader who comes will pat Jairam on the back. In such a situation, if the mission repeat is successful, then Jai Ram Thakur will become the only leader of Himachal. If there is a defeat in the elections, then some of the responsibility of the defeat can also be put on the head of the central leaders.
The BJP had put the blame for the defeat in the by-elections at that time on inflation. Now, only time will tell how effective the visits of the central leaders will prove to be in the election year, but it is certain that till the internal war within the BJP does not end, the desired results will hardly be achieved.