In absence of accomplishments, BJP uses propaganda to win hearts

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The fervour of the Lok Sabha elections has taken the country by storm where both the government and opposition are doing their best to sway the political opinion of the masses in their favour. The parties are leaving no stone unturned in enticing the voters into who deserves power the most.

It is part and parcel of an electoral democracy that all the party members appeal to the voters to vote for them based on their performance and dedication towards making the country a better place. The party spokespersons interact with the media and explain their manifesto in front of the masses, while the election commission keeps a check as to whether the guidelines to conduct a fair election are being followed or not.

It has been observed that the political parties like Indian National Congress, Aam Aadmi Party, Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party are discussing the relevant political issues like education, infrastructure and roads in their manifesto. Priyanka Gandhi in her rally questioned the government on jobs promised back in 2014. Rahul Gandhi has also stressed upon the fact that Modi governance has destroyed more than 4 crore jobs while in power which brings it down to around 30,000 jobs per day.

On the other hand, Bharatiya Janata Party has spent most of its time blaming the incompetence of Congress and the First Prime Minister of India Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru for any and every problem that exists in the society today. Modi has mentioned Jawaharlal Nehru so many times in his speeches that it became a jest in political circles that PM is behaving as if he is still in the opposition and Nehru is still the Prime Minister.

As a retort to these allegations, Priyanka Gandhi said in her rally that the rant of Congress not doing anything has an expiry date, you have been in power for more than 4 years, what have you done? She also slammed the UP governance under the leadership of CM Yogi Adityanath saying that the report card of UP government is not satisfactory and Congress will produce a report card when it comes to power.

In order to compensate for lack of better agendas and having little to none developmental achievements to its name, BJP resorted to using the only tactic it has excelled in, i.e., propaganda. One after the other, BJP has employed several methods to brainwash the gullible youth into believing that only the Bharatiya Janata Party is the nationalist party with the best interests of the country at heart and rest are anti-national elements hell-bent on weakening the nation.

The PM Modi biopic is set to release on April 12th, 2019 that allegedly aims to whitewash the image of Narendra Modi in the eyes of the masses. This is said to be a piece of propaganda to alter facts and distort history. DMK has written to the Election Commission and asked for a stay on the movie at least till the Lok Sabha elections conclude. P S Arasu Bupathi of the DMK’s engineering wing, from Pollachi, wrote to the Chief Election Commissioner, the Chief Electoral Officer and the State Election Commissioner, and asked them to postpone the release of the biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. DMK has claimed that the movie PM Narendra Modi portrays the political lifestyle of the PM which as per the party can influence the voters during poll season.

 

Apart from that, BJP has increased its influence on social media at a gargantuan pace with, according to one report, more than 30,000 advertisements circulating on Facebook alone. A page called ‘My First Vote For Modi’ accounts for the largest number of ads by number (2,765). Another one called ‘Bharat Ke Mann Ki Baat’ was second (2,429). ‘Namo Supporters’ was third with 2153 ads. This huge expenditure on the advertisements shows nothing but the incompetence and the absence of accomplishments on the BJP report card.

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