New Delhi: In the realm of Indian politics, as witnessed on February 10, 2024, during the adjournment of the 17th Lok Sabha, a profound transformation unfolded. The Parliament, on its final day, joyously celebrated the completion of the Ramlalla Temple in Ayodhya, setting aside divisive elements. Members, transcending party lines, immersed themselves in reciting verses from Valmiki Ramayana and Tulsi Ramayana. This spectacle signaled the emergence of a latent 'Ram wave' in the country, compelling politicians to realign and gravitate towards the BJP's alliance. The political landscape is evolving, and the resonance of 'Jai Shri Ram' is extending beyond its traditional boundaries, impacting electoral dynamics and reshaping alliances. As parties scramble to align themselves with the prevailing sentiments, the once dominant narrative of 'secularism' appears to be giving way to a new political reality. Amidst these shifts, election predictions based on traditional assumptions are cautioned against, as the influence of the 'Ram wave' promises to redefine outcomes, echoing through political speeches and shaping the priorities of leaders, notably Modi's vision for a third term. The alchemy of 'Ram Lalla' is transforming the political discourse, foreshadowing a distinctive era in Indian politics.
Prime Minister Modi set ambitious targets of at least 376 seats for the BJP and 400 for the NDA, reflecting confidence in forming the government again. Opinion polls indicated a favorable outcome for the BJP. Comparing this to the 2017 Gujarat Assembly elections, where Amit Shah aimed for 150 seats and the BJP secured 99 in a fierce competition with Congress which was backed by the trio of Hardik Patel, Jignesh Mewani and Alpesh Thakore. Amit Shah then had defended the high target on the BJP's passing victory. In an interview, he explained that setting a low aim would have hindered even achieving 99 seats, emphasizing the importance of a positive mindset. At that time, there were concerns about Modi facing defeat on his home ground, but the BJP turned the tide with narratives like "Modi's insult is Gujarat's insult" and the perception that Modi couldn't be defeated on his own turf. These factors played a pivotal role in the BJP's success.
The example illustrates the impact of a defeated mindset, emphasizing the importance of positive outlooks. In the current scenario, there is no widespread discontent against the BJP and the Prime Minister; instead, a favorable wave prevails. Channeling this momentum, setting an ambitious target of 370 seats serves two purposes. Firstly, it secures a majority for the BJP, enhancing the NDA's overall performance. Secondly, it preemptively counters any inclination towards a defeated mindset before the elections even take place.
The question of whether the BJP will win has long been settled by the setting the ambitious target and the focus has been shifted on whether the party can achieve the said target of 370 seats and if the NDA can reach 400. This strategic move by Modi redirects the narrative, ensuring that the discussion centers around the scale of the victory rather than the "uncertainty" of forming the government. It reflects Modi's shrewd political tactics in shaping public perception. "Ayega To Modi Hi" is also a part of tjis strategy.