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What is the BJP all about today?

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.

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