Time to change?

With Modi falling short of majority, we won’t see a new India but a new BJP

Even within the BJP, problems will mount for Modi, who remains a stentorian leader

Prashun Bhaumik | New Delhi | 7 June, 2024 | 09:20 PM

But the party’s biggest test will be over mending its ties with its one-time ideological fountainhead, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). There is no denying that Nadda’s assertion in the middle of the electoral campaign that the BJP had ‘no need’ of the RSS in its activities, be it elections or other campaigns, was a huge self-goal and one of the principal reasons for the party’s tally crashing to significantly below the majority mark of 272.