In 2013, no one thought that BJP can win elections in Tripura by two third of the majority, where the left government CPI(M) was ruling from last 25 yrs, it is really interesting to know what were the approaches of the current winning party BJP for the elections.
BJP who got less than 2% votes in 2013 assembly elections now will be ruling party of the state, if we look closely to the vote sharing of the elections Left has lost 7% votes where Congress has dropped from 36.5% to 1.9% in 2018.
Here we have the list which can be considered as the reason behind BJP’s winning.
1. Biplab Kumar Deb
Biplab Kumar Deb,48 is currently the president of BJP’s Tripura unit and can be the fourth BJP chief minister in North-East. He was once Gym trainer and returned back into politics in 2016 and started campaigning for the 2018 elections. He was born and brought up in Udaipur in south-Tripura, graduated from Tripura University and joined as a full-time trainer in RSS. He gave credit the win to teamwork with Amit Shah, Sunil Deodhar and others along with his wife who took care of everything.
2. ‘Chalo Paltai'( Lets Change) as a slogan
“People responded very well to our call of ‘Chalo Paltai’ (Let’s Change),” BJP general secretary Ram Madhav said in Agartala on Saturday to Hindustan Times. With this slogan BJP raised public issues like unemployment and corruption, according to Labour Bureau Data Tripura has the highest rate of unemployment in the country. The Manik Sarkar government also came under attack over its alleged role in the multi-crore Rose Valley chit fund scam as mentioned in India Today.
3. Tribal People’s Vote
BJP allianced with the tribal party in Tripura Indian People’s Front of Tripura, who earlier voted for the left party which split the vote between them. In 2013, CPM won 18 out of 20 seats of the Scheduled Tribes seat. Whereas Congress has negligible vote bank there which was also in favour of them.
4. Door-to-Door campaigning
RSS ran door-to-door campaigning from last few years addressing the people’s issue and talking to them. Many union ministers visited Tripura and addressed the public over the last three years and promising the inclusive development. The grassroots campaigning was earlier only enjoyed by the CPM government, now BJP has taken over it.
(Inputs from India Today)