Karnataka assembly elections scheduled next month is the most worrisome matter for the BJP on the national level as these polls will send strong signals to people to make up their mind for the Lok Sabha vote in 2019 which may likely be advanced by the centre for a bit conducive atmosphere for the ruling party. As the days are passing the popularity of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi is drifting downwards. It is reported that the battle of the BJP will be mainly played by the Namo Twitter Warriors Group based in the US. This group run by the Indian NRIs is mainly meant to promote the image of the Prime Minister globally. In the IT age individuals and also political parties are using all available gadgets to promote their interests. Therefore use of such groups in India and abroad should not be found fault with. However, if the US group is coming forward to brighten the party’s image for the Karnataka elections, one may come to the conclusion that all is not well with the BJP in the poll-bound state.
The reports said that the group is busy to intensify the social media war on the elections. The US minds will try to use every trick in their magic box to promote the image of the Prime Minister and to present the image of the Congress and its president Rahul Gandhi in poor light. Old incidents will be picked up and new incidents will be searched to blemish the image of the Congress government in Karnataka. The Twitter war is already raging between the two rivals poking fun at each other and taking dig to denigrate the rival. Now the US group power will be added to it on the BJP side. It is said atrocities against Dalits have been recorded to present them on the social media. Then what about the brutalities against SC/ST sections all over India particularly in the BJP ruled states? Ironically New York Times the largest circulated American daily reported atrocities against Dalits under Modi rule.
After announcing the first list of candidates for the poll, the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah reiterated his confidence to retain power.