I see a problem with majority(not all) BJP supporters. Whenever BJP loses a state election, the accused are the voters. The same is happening right now after Bihar elections but can we really blame voters?
My view is that the BJP has lost because they have failed to control the false narrative being spread by the Media. During Delhi election, the church narrative resulted into BJP’s defeat. The same has happened during Bihar. They did not challenge the media for twisting Mohan Bhagwat’s Reservation statement nor did they fight against agenda-driven Sahityakars. A Non-BJP person had to come out to protest against these Award Wapsi gang. This itself speaks a lot about how much BJP is serious about their image being maligned by the Media. Not all are connected to SM and their source for news is MSM and they’ll believe all that is being told by the media. None of them are aware of who owns these media houses.
Ignoring media is a strategy that has failed. BJP needs to be as aggressive as it was during LS election against a section of media and also needs to send representatives who argue on the basis of facts instead of doing shayaris(Sambit Patra it is). For me, not countering media is the biggest reason for Delhi/Bihar election debacle followed by bad representatives. Not announcing their CM candidate also had a minor role to play(Bahari vs Bihari).
I hope BJP introspects properly this time because all I can make out is that they did not learn anything from defeat in Delhi and the same will happen in UP(Communal tensions is my first guess) if this trend continues. Better late than never, right?
PS: Please share your views too.