BJP sources attribute the sudden fall in the party’s prospects to post-ticket distribution angst. “Those who did not get a ticket are bound to be unhappy and stir up trouble for those who did,” says the senior party leader. After the announcement of tickets for Delhi, for instance, the BJP is no longer expected to get a clean sweep with the cadre openly protesting against nominees like Meenakshi Lekhi (New Delhi) who are seen as Johnny-come-latelies. In Chandigarh, BJP nominee and actor Kirron Kher faced protests from workers who felt former MP and party veteran Satya Pal Jain had been given a raw deal. – Read here
Is the BJP’s confidence cracking?