BJP is working hard day and night for making our nation better. It’s pace of completing tasks is unimaginable. It’s style, strategies and surprises have left everybody stunned. Prior to the win in the General Election, the party was in power in the five states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Nagaland. After BJP came to power in the Centre in 2014 with its largest mandate, the party continued its winning streak in major state elections that followed. From five states BJP covered its journey to winning 22 states in a splendid way. No party in India has a record of ruling so many states before this.
Undoubtedly BJP is continually on the road to progress but for the betterment of the nation and retaining their winning status in 2019 General Elections, the party has to maintain this momentum for which it has already started working on different missions in different regions. Out of the various missions BJP is working upon, one important mission for BJP to hit 2019 is “Coromandel Plan”.
The Coromandel Plan of BJP
The Coromandel Coast refers to the south-eastern coastal region of India, between the Eastern Ghats and the Bay of Bengal of the Indian Ocean.
In the context of preparing for the Lok Sabha elections in the year 2019, the BJP is thinking on the prospect of bringing together small and regional parties in the southern and eastern coastal states along the Coromandel Coast on the same lines as it did in the Northeast. Therefore, the regions that will be targeted politically under the project will be the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, and West Bengal. These all region are dominated by regional parties. In the states of the northeast, BJP formed the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) with small political parties about two years ago. The responsibility of the combination of this coalition was given to Himanta Biswa Sarma, a senior leader of Assam who came from Congress to BJP, and this coalition was successful in forming a government in five states.
Plan to win 150 Lok Sabha seats in the states situated on the Coromandel Coast
In the Lok Sabha elections of the year 2019, BJP’s thrust is on more than 150 seats in the states situated on the coast of the Coromandel. These include West Bengal (42 seats), Tamil Nadu (39 seats), Odisha (21 seats), Andhra Pradesh (25 seats), Telangana (17 seats), Kerala (20 seats), all of which are dominated by regional parties.
In the last Lok Sabha elections, in Andhra Pradesh, BJP had an alliance with Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and this coalition had a great success in the elections. However, the Telugu Desam Party and the BJP coalition have broken down on the issue of implementation of the provisions of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act. BJP’s state unit is trying for coordinating with YSR Congress in the region. A leader of the party affiliated to Andhra Pradesh said that all possibilities are being considered. At the same time, the emphasis is on strengthening the organization as well.
Along the same lines as BJP did in NorthEast, the BJP is considering the possibility of allying with Vijayakanth’s DMK, K.M.D.K. of ER Eswaran, PMK of S. Ramadoss, MDMK of Vaiko, and PNK of A.C Shanmugan in Tamil Nadu.
The Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) and CPM-led (LDF) alliance in Kerala have been ruling since the last four decades. The BJP is trying its best to emerge as the third largest force in the state. For this the party is considering the possibility of allying with organizations like Bharat Dharma Jana Sena (BDJS) in this state.
In Odisha since 2000, there is a government under the leadership of BJD chief and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, and BJP feels that the anti-incumbency factor prevailing in Odisha can be taken advantage because the Congress is already weak in the region. Keeping this in mind, the party’s National Executive meeting was also held in Odisha last year.
BJP President Amit Shah is continually monitoring the activities of the party organization in West Bengal, Odisha, Telangana, Kerala and Karnataka, where feedback from the booth level is being taken. These include expanding plans, strengthening the party at the booth level, and formulating a well-organized series of regional centres and regional heads.
Keeping in mind that 60 percent of the country’s population is below 35 years, the BJP has included youth in the core of their campaign in these states of the Coromandel. If Modi’s Government will be successful in its plan then it will win over the Coromandel coast which will contribute largely in winning the 2019 LokSabha Elections.
Source : Zee News