1. Bharatiya Janata Party’s rout in Delhi shows ‘trust deficit’ in Narendra Modi govt, says Govindacharya

Bharatiya Janata Party’s rout in Delhi shows ‘trust deficit’ in Narendra Modi govt, says Govindacharya

Bharatiya Janata Party's rout in the Delhi elections was evidence of the "trust deficit" among voters regarding the Narendra Modi...

By: | New Delhi | Updated: February 12, 2015 5:31 PM
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Bharatiya Janata Party’s rout in the Delhi elections was evidence of the “trust deficit” among voters regarding the Narendra Modi government, former RSS ideologue and key BJP strategist Govindacharya said today even as he claimed that the common man is yet to benefit from the Centre’s policies. PTI

Bharatiya Janata Party’s rout in the Delhi elections was evidence of the “trust deficit” among voters regarding the Narendra Modi government, former RSS ideologue and key BJP strategist Govindacharya said today even as he claimed that the common man is yet to benefit from the Centre’s policies.

Modi government’s policies emphasise its “pro-rich” attitude, he said while criticising the new Land Acquisition Ordinance as being “anti-farmer, anti-poor and anti-nature”.

“Whatever work has been done has not benefited the common man yet. It (Delhi results) shows people’s trust deficit in the party as well as the government,” said Govindacharya, who was seen as being a major ideological and political force in BJP in the 90s, before his comments critical of the then Prime Minister Atal Bihar Vajpayee resulted in his ouster.

He said that talk of bullet trains and smart cities made little sense when millions of people are drinking water contaminated with arsenic and fluoride.

“There is obviously a disconnect between people, party and the government,” he said.

Govindacharya, who spearheads several organisations, said he had met social activist Anna Hazare as he wanted to launch an agitation against black money, Land Acquisition Ordinance and increasing influence of money in elections.

He has long been critical of BJP and is particularly scathing of Modi.

He said that BJP has been reduced to being an “election machine” when it was meant to be a vehicle for moulding the nation as per its ideology. The party has been acting in violation of its own constitution, he charged.

“There is a new president (Amit Shah) but the national executive has not been reconstituted yet. Heads of new cells were appointed but these cells were not reconstituted. Some party bodies were disbanded but have not been replaced yet. At the policy level, pro-rich attitude has been emphasised,” he said.

  1. Rita Putatunda
    Feb 12, 2015 at 9:16 pm
    What utter drivel! "pro-rich atude" and "Land Acquisition being anti-farmer, anti-poor" - OMG! This reeks of Nehruvian socialism. And as for "trust deficit" in Modi govt,how did it happen so fast frm LS to Delhi-elections? Yes, sure, there's a disconnect, but where/what exactly is it? Could it be Delhi ppl were fed up with local BJP politicians, perhaps? Should Modi/AmitShah have countered that, yes, sure, but could they have, is moot. As for "common man is yet to benefit from the Centre’s policies"..Seriously? This "strategist" actually expects results so fast, given the mess the previous govt left behind? If this is the kind of strategist BJP has been depending on, no wonder Congis have been ruling the roost for so long.
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      chithathoor
      Feb 25, 2015 at 7:59 am
      Modi sidelined stalwarts from the BJP (2000 -4) team? Jaswant Singh was the architect of the Economic Recovery.
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        KSRao
        Feb 12, 2015 at 8:41 pm
        It is not anything of this kind. AAP has stood by the people and understood their problems at the gr-root level. It will fall on the way side if it fails to deliver. There is also a lesson to be learnt by all political parties, that is, allow new and emerging talent continuously than stagnate with old and infirm, and standing by lineage. The lineage party is at the end of its 'mis'rule and it awaits the fate of the Mughal empire, where it is also situate. Both the decline of the lineage party and the rise of AAP are good developments in evolution of democracy in the country. BJP has not understood that 'Ghar Wapsi' and 'Love Jihad' have cost it the minority and liberal votes, which speaks for the 1% decline in vote and 90% decline in seats.
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