If that was the case, then why are SS leaders joining hands with NCP+Con in the first place?
pankajs wrote:Hindutva-vadis will NOT accept SS diluting on hindutva to just for the sake of being in power and will migrate to BJP. It must be obvious by now that there are Hindus who vote NCP+CON but there are NO Hindutva-vadis who vote for NCP+CON.
Its not a simple black & white picture. There are many factors including personal interests. If what you said is true, there should be huge internal rebellion right now within SS
. But its arent happening.
Right now, BJP is only gaining a moral high ground
but that means nothing if you are not in power.
There are Marathi manoos and Hindutva-vadis who vote SS. Marathi manoos vote is not going anywhere only the Hindutva-vadis votes that will migrate. Now if that vote is 1% or 50% of SS voter base, I don't know.
The answer to your question is simple!
1. What does the last could of election cycle tell us? Specifically, 2014 and 2019 MH results? That the BJP is growing at the cost of SS! BJP has become the de-facto party of Hindutva-vadis.
2. RJB verdict will further add to the Hindutva credentials of the BJP. Will it add to the Hindutva credentials of SS? Will the SS claim credit in alliance with CON+NCP which have the exact opposite ideology? The RJB verdict will only increase the BJP's attraction to for the Hindutva-vadis base of SS.
3. SS joins hands with CON+NCP will have to dilute its ideological commitment to Hindutva. There are no if and buts. IT WILL HAPPEN. That will only accelerate the migration of Hindutva-vadis from the SS to BJP.
4. I would further suggest that BJP took this step of walking away from government formation under the glow of the RJB verdict. The verdict allows them to present themselves as at the forefront of Hindutva in contrast to SS which is willing to work with anti-Hindutva forces for power. Also allows them to claim of being principled vs the unprincipled SS.
IIRC, it was Raut of SS who stated "Abhi nahin to kabhi nahin". He understood the imperative. He should be able to clear all your doubts.
a. Lust for power / Putra moha. A very human fault.
b. Slow but steady erosion of its Hindutva base. Unable to match the BJP on this count.
c. Ego .. unable to digest that when junior partner overtakes you. A very human fault.
As for "Internal rebellion" how do you know? Is the game over yet or are we in the beginning of the innings? Have patience.
BJP's moral high-ground will translate to higher political ground when the next election happens. That is why the BJP has rolled the dice on this one.