Sunil Deodhar, the architect behind BJP’s spectacular victory in Tripura assembly polls, is planning to pen a book on how the party decimated the Left Front which had ruled the state for the past quarter century.
The idea of writing the book came after several people asked him how BJP, with its ally, the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT), went on to win 44 out of 60 assembly seats from zero in the previous election, The Economic Times quoted Deodhar as saying.
The book will detail the strategy adopted by the BJP and chronicle the events since 2014, he said.
The BJP carried out a high-voltage campaign, something that had not been seen in Tripura earlier.
Although the BJP had a vote share of just 1.87% in the state in 2013, it worked to build its base in tribal areas, where the RSS and its affiliated organisations worked hard, especially in health and education sectors.
This contributed handsomely to BJP’s victory in the recent polls, in which Congress could not win even a single seat, even as it had a vote share of 45.75% in the previous election and had won 10 seats.
“Some told me this is a classic case study, some advised that for political science students it will be a learning experience and wonderful case study. I have not thought about the proposal yet, but the idea is not bad,” Deodhar said.
The book will detail Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal among the youth and BJP president Amit Shah’s strategy of taking on the communists.
Modi addressed four rallies and Shah campaigned for several days addressing rallies and taking part in roadshows. The book will pinpoint why BJP systemically targeted former chief minister Manik Sarkar and his clean image.