The elections in India have always been an electoral celebration. The uncertainty of who will win and with what majority always remains. In this regard, the best example has been the 2004 elections. The BJP government headed by late Atal Bihari Vajpayee had worked enough in its term to win come to power for another term in 2004. The GDP of India rose, free elementary education was introduced for the first time and the revolutionary telecom reforms were also introduced under the Vajpayee government. The leader had introduced many ambitious projects like the Golden Quadrilateral. “India Shining” was indeed the right slogan chanted during the Atal Bihari Vajpayee regime.
The results were shocking for all the supporters of BJP as the party lost. Even after doing so much for the country’s development, the party could not secure the second term in governance. There are many theories to tell why BJP lost, but none have been able to decode the loss of BJP in 2004.
This might be the case for the current Modi government as well. The only chance they’d have would be if there is a big voter turnout. The statistics are a proof that the BJP’s loss in 2004 is credited to low voter turnout. The BJP government has worked for the people, and will only win if those who want him back come out in large number to vote. The presumption that Vajpayee would win anyway, resulted in supporters not coming out to vote for their choice. The core voter’s complacence hit the BJP hard.
The 2014 had seen an increase in the voter turnout and the result was that BJP secured a historical majority. The supporters came out in large numbers to vote for a change. They voted for a corruption free and development oriented government.
2019 election proposes a similar atmosphere like that of 2004. The efforts and work done by the government for the nation would go in vain if voters do not support him in large numbers. The casting of one’s vote is empowering oneself in the democratic structure of the country. The right to choose our own leaders should be exercised in majority by the voters. This is the most important aspect that is involved in BJP winning a second term. This can only happen if the party supporters come out in large numbers to vote for BJP, to vote for a better India.
We, as voters, might be proud where the country is today under the Modi government. We are proud of Modi as our leader. Numerous survey and polls have proved that Modi is an invincible armada, a force to reckon with. However, all this will not matter if the voters do not come out to vote. The dynamic leader might lose the opportunity and lose the 2019 elections.
The BJP government does not have a “voting bloc” like the other leaders. While the Dalits have Mayawati, Yadavs vote for Akhilesh Yadav, the minorities vote for those who are against BJP, the BJP drives its strength from the working middle class, irrespective of which bloc they belong to. These chosen blocs will vote for their representatives and so it is necessary that the large BJP supporters cast their vote. The BJP is a party of the people, for the people and by the people.
To repeat the history of BJP winning once again, voters have to vote. The previous governments have never taken any step to act seriously against terrorism. The Modi led government conducted the Balakot Air strike. The global position of the country has never been stronger. To make sure that the country grows and develops on a higher scale, BJP government has to be brought to power again for the second term. It is therefore our duty to exercise the right to vote to bring a party that worked for the people in its term. A big voter turnout can do wonders. So India, Go out and Vote!