Wednesday, September 20

Can an opposition with logical fallacies stop BJP in 2019?

Want to stop BJP?? Start working for People now

In a democracy like India opposition parties has a big role to play. An opposition is must in our country so that they can bring to notice the issues and challenges the country is facing. However after 2014 when Modi government came to power the meaning of opposition has changed now. Yes it is true that opposition should oppose the government but reacting to everything that government does is not helping the cause of the opposition. 

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There is no alternative narrative, no leader with the mass appeal, no logical debates and people of the country understand very well which move by the government is in their favour and which is not.  

The likes of Congress, Samajwadis, Owaisis, Communists and others have decided that they are going to target the PM for whatever is happening in this country.

India is a hugely populated country and every day we witness thousands of incidents like family disputes, fights and clashes among groups, robberies, road rages, and murders and such incidents are happening from ages. India is a country where you will find people from all religions, casts, and creeds and obviously these people are involved in the incidents.

However the opposition parties and a section of media will cherry pick an incident where a Dalit or a Minority is involved and will start highlighting the issues as if the government is against this section of people. Is this the alternative narrative by which they are going to bring down the government and get votes in the next elections?

Reacting to every move by the government without providing any concrete logic is not working in the favour of the opposition

Playing the communal card by the opposition is going to cost them dear as the more they will try to appease the minority the more this country will see polarization and that is going to help BJP as they will get more support from the majority community in this country.

The minority community is also fed up with the vote bank politics and now wants development and upliftment in the society. Various parties have been using them as vote bank only and have never worked for their betterment.

If you ask my opinion then I firmly believe that we should have a strong opposition which can challenge any wrong move by the government intelligently. The agendas of our opposition need to be changed and they should introspect and come up with narratives which are helpful for the common man and to the country.

The leaders Digvijay Singh, Manish Tiwari, Rahul Gandhi, Owaisi, Yadavs, and others should understand that having some few millions followers on twitter will not earn you votes. Mind it most of your followers are trollowers (trollers) who are there to abuse you.

So come out of twitter, go to ground zero meet people, listen to their issues and try to solve them and help them. When you are in the public the focus should be to help them and dare you spew the venom the public will find it annoying and you will lose votes.

Congress still has its governments in many states. It should rather focus on the developments of these states and highlight their work at the national level if they really want to win the confidence back. There is no other option but to work for the public at the ground level rather than blabbering on twitter or Facebook.

The fake news stories will not work in the future as the Indian public is well informed and intelligent now. You cannot make fool out of them now, gone are the days when the politicians befooled them for votes.

The propaganda managers of all the parties who are working day and night on Facebook and social media to demean each other should be trained again as they have already exposed themselves in the eye of general public. Their campaigns are not working now.

The only way out is to reach to the people, talk to them but talk sense and help them overcome their problems rather than lecturing them or abusing the government. Work on the states where you are in power and showcase it to the public while asking for the votes.

Rest it is up to the parties how they are going to strategize their future campaigns

 Rajesh Rana

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