bharatiya janata party: Will BJP Face ‘Tough Time’ in 2024 General Elections? Shashi Tharoor Predicts Exciting Polls
The upcoming 2024 General Elections in India is expected to be an exciting one, according to Congress MP Shashi Tharoor. He believes that the ruling bharatiya janata party, powered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Will face a ‘tough time’ if the Opposition comes together around one candidate in every constituency.
Opposition Unity Could Oust BJP
Tharoor has strongly emphasized the importance of the Opposition coming together to oust the bharatiya janata party. This could be done through a pre-poll alliance. Or by carefully choosing seats so that the strongest Opposition candidate has a clear run against the BJP rival. He believes that if the Opposition coalesces around one candidate in every constituency. Then the BJP will have a difficult time in 2024.
Changes Since 2019 Election- bharatiya janata party
Since the 2019 election, when the bharatiya janata party and its ally swept or almost swept multiple states, many changes have taken place. For example, in Bihar, the BJP’s former ally JD(U) has joined hands with the Opposition. Tharoor believes that this pattern will not replicate itself so easily in 2024, and that the BJP may face some anti-incumbency.
Congress Revitalized for 2024
Tharoor believes that the AICC Presidential elections and the Bharat Jodo Yatra has revitalized the Congress. And brought it into the serious reckoning for 2024. He says there has been a great public reaction to the Yatra. And it has completely transformed Rahul Gandhi’s image, thereby the Congress party’s. It has also given a new self-belief to Congress workers, which will contribute in a significant way to the party’s success.
Tharoor is Not Interested in Any Position
Tharoor has ruled out contesting for the post of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) chief, if one is held. He says that he had contested for the post of the party’s national president as he stood up for certain principles and now it is time for others to ‘step forward’. He does intend to go to the Plenary meeting, but has no interest in any position for himself.
The 2024 General Elections in India are likely to be an exciting one, with the Opposition coalescing around one candidate in every constituency. Changes since the 2019 Election, and the revitalization of the Congress party, could lead to a ‘tough time’ for the BJP. Shashi Tharoor has ruled out contesting for any positions in the party, and insists it is time for others to ‘step forward’.