Indian Political system has picked up the momentum towards the General Elections 2019. It is very interesting that every political party is geared towards ensuring that the current ruling party in Center is defeated and for that purpose all the coalitions are being considered. Though the main coalitions that exist today standing against BJP led coalition NDA is UPA, but we may see a few more from the regional perspective and then combining them on central perspective. This could be a good development only if the voters / citizens are benefited and the coalition parties work together towards progress of the country.
Though I have my reservation that the mismatched coalitions would not sustain the test on the floor for their ideologies differ and the only things that's bringing them together is the motive to defeat BJP led NDA. To be successful, there always is a need for mapping the ideologies and goals that are constructive and positive in nature, negative goals certainly don't help. In politics, the typical understanding that "My Opposition's Opposition is on My Side" doesn't necessarily work.
From where the situation needs to be assessed and the way social media particularly is buzzing with anti-BJP sentiments with all the sorts of negative news being highlighted, the current opposition parties are not helping themselves to garner the votes. They actually are aligning on the negative axis, and the young voters of India do understand the Two negatives not necessarily align to get one positive. Anti-BJP sentiments would trigger BJP highlighting its good work and the positives the it has brought to the economy and the way nation got benefitted with whatever BJP did. Now, at this juncture, it certainly would be the progressive aspects highlighted that would garner more votes and the feel that if a party in Particular has done so much in so short a timespan, then that party should be in the center to take the nation forward.
On the contrary, the negative campaign being run by the opposition would harm them only for they are not stating what they would do in this case and How would they make things better in the areas where they are trying to highlight the lack of governance oversight by BJP - the current ruling party. The time has gone when we used to think on one stream and may be there are still a few who think or act on those lines like Religious divide and caste based approach. The current generation thinks more positively and in constructive manner and looks at the 360 degree rather than having myopic view on the negative sentiments.
In reality, need of the time is to unite for the progress of India. Even if the Opposition fails the floor test, they needs to unite for Constructive Criticism and not for the negative criticism as they are involved right now. What we see at present is negative criticism with no suggestion on how to better things; they are just focused on why the things are wrong, not where things can be better. As state earlier, this would not help them win the general elections in 2019.
On the other side, BJP would need to ensure that it reaches out to its cadres across the states and teaches the to behave responsibly so the the negative news is no more available. There is a need to address the negative news right where is could generate rather than trying to curb it once it has generated. Social Media is very strong and reality can traverse faster than not along with the Rumor Monger news.