My uninformed guess is that SS is not going out of NDA. They have a future of expanding their base post demise of NCP but once they go Green, They lose their sheen.
BTW SS is what brings muscle to Hindu causes in Mumbai at least, Loutness be damned.
I wont be surprised if we see defection from JJP and INLD in near future towards whosoever ends up forming the govt.
Khattar did good work but looks like people weren't thrilled. This whole argument of core voter staying home doesn't cut.
Anyways 2nd election is always hard for most of the CM's unless you are Naveen Patanaik.
With Devi Lal family back in business, It would be very hard for 3 parties to survive in a small state like Haryana. We will see one of the 3 parties losing vote bank quickly.
I would say that Bharat is still driven by caste lines (Among Hindus) and Patriarchy in the absence of any wave or Modi Ji. What we saw in HR was manifestation of the same.
somewhere BJP also need to introspect on whether economy and jobs did played a role in this numbers; either they can give such arguments and say All is well or see actual ground issues and work to rectify it
i see them as best party to run the nation but economy is something they have to seriously work up on; middle class is there voter base and they fill the pinch when economy is weak
the rural voter in the sugar belt has been inundated with money by people involved in the PMC coop bank scam.
otherwise the main accused would not have managed to win by such huge margins.
yes, there is a slowdown, farmer distress and floods due to reasons beyond anyone's control. These are acknowledged global phenomena and to say that it is very specific to BJP rule is disingenuous.
The Modi govt has started to pushback against the slowdown and distress but at the same time it has to be acknowledged that these are the very conditions in which the commie/naxal/left always find their very familiar breeding grounds and start to stir up trouble.
if anyone followed the crazed "advice" from carrot, daniel raja and yechury, we would be headed down that very path taken by venezuela, the path to destruction, perdition, and doom
whatever anyone may do, there is no satisfying the middle class.
these frustrated buggers simply have no say because they just do not vote in sufficient numbers for the politicos to sit up and take notice of them and so, their domestic servants end up getting a better deal from the politicos than they do