Srinagar, June 26: Finding itself enmeshed in difficult political circumstances triggered by the farmers’ agitation, the Punjab BJP is struggling hard to stay relevant.
Sources reveal that ship of BJP is further sinking in Punjab with several of its veteran faces and BJP leaders set to leave the party fold.
Scores of top brass veteran IPS and the IAS officers who had joined party five to six years are now actively thinking to join political parties like Akali Dal and Congress as BJP has failed to fulfil any of commitment made to them or give them any posts of matter.
Circumstances look bleak for BJP as elections, to be held in the early months of 2022.
On the other hand importantly, the Farm groups have termed BJP leaders and supporters’ outbursts against farmer protests as a part of a slanderous campaign linked to the saffron party’s defeat in three states, especially West Bengal, in May.
Even those few who joined BJP in recent times,
the BJP leaders admitted that those who were inducted may not be mass leaders but asserted that induction was important to win the perception game.
Even those who had joined BJP especially talented activists ,scholars and ex Bureacracy are totally hurt and looking to leave the party fold soon . Those who had looked to booster the party are totally pained by the vision and treatment of the party especially anti farmer policy . Punjab is the bastion of farmers so this anger is all but logical .
The agricultural laws row is set to push BJP further back and damage it’s prospects .
Experts have stated that BJP have no chance in Punjab with 3 farms laws. AAP shall be unable to repeat last results. Akalis’ ruined Punjab with their loots, now trying to recover lost ground. BSP lost base in UP and so in Punjab.
Importantly, The BJP in the past has enjoyed the support of upper-caste traders and baniya commission agents of agricultural markets in the state but not anymore. The recent urban local body polls showed that the BJP is losing its trust even among the urban class after facing a severe boycott from the rural peasant community. But Sharma said that the results of the urban body polls will have no bearing on the upcoming assembly elections. Instead, he believes that the trader community, running small and medium businesses, will restore their support in the BJP.
BJP looks to be the main looser in the Punjab politics .