The Bihar poll results give the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and PM Narendra Modi-led NDA govt something to think about especially as this drubbing comes in the wake of the humiliating loss to Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi. Here are top 5 things that should be on the BJP agenda:
1. The Bihar poll results give the BJP an opportunity to strategise for the upcoming state elections and also embark on longer term corrective measures – an opportunity to ‘strategise’.
2. It would give a chance to the NDA to focus on factors which would appeal to the electorate like development, employment, safety, low inflation as there is three and a half years to go for the next general elections in 2019
3. The government should think about pursuing its reform agenda with renewed vigor by speeding up the reforms and decision making process through the executive route even though legislative route might continue to be challenging.
4. Cabinet reshuffle is widely anticipated and the government will have to think long and hard about dropping the laggards and bringing in some fresh faces.