Staunch BJP supporter and apparently one of the brains and executors of the Friends of BJP blog, Rajesh Jain, has a series of posts on his own blog, analysing first, the Congress success and then systematically analysing the BJP’s failure.
The BJP now faces a clear fork in the road. Either it has to become more Hindu-oriented and thus aim to win the majority Hindu vote, or it needs to discard its religious overtones and become a clear right of centre party. The former is not going to be easy since that is where the roots of the party lie, and the latter will end up making it look almost like a clone of the Congress without any cadre support.
After this, he looks ahead in a multi-part series of posts: constructive ideas for where the BJP should head. A robust democracy needs a strong Opposition, hence the relevance of these particular posts on this particular blog.
The first of his posts on this theme here: What Next for the BJP?