As the excitement over the election results settles down, the BJP’s analysis into its failure begins. Arun Jaitley suggests that the party must abandon its shrillness; Swapan Dasgupta insists it must abandon its Hindutva agenda; the third suggestion of what went wrong is that the party suffered a crisis of leadership. But Vir Sanghvi, in an editorial in the Hindustan Times, says:
The problem with the BJP and the reason why it gropes for old issues to blow up again and again is that it is a party with no core beliefs. Nobody is really sure what it stands for any longer.
Read his analysis here.