Aditya_V wrote:subhamoy.das wrote:In 2004 there was no strong mass leader from BJP. AVB was ailing and nearing 80. Advani was projected in 2009 and did not inspire much confidence and was old. Sonia was young at that time and projecte her self as the new MRS. INDIRA GANDI, another strong leader. So the pattern in national election is clear - vote for a strong and bold leader who can take bold decisions and take challenges by the horn. And in that front, NAMO has no contender and his image is only going to get bigger and culminate in a huge victory in 2014. Just focus on this aspect. No campaing with 500k budget can change this as it takes time to build this image.
2009 UPA had the benefit of GDP growth rates due to NDA policies.
The urban votes decided mostly for congress in 2009. It was a youthful expectation from a young leader.