The outcome of the 2023 Karnataka Assembly Elections has prompted the BJP to revise its campaign and strategy for the upcoming state elections in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, and Chhattisgarh, all of which are crucial.
Among these states, the BJP currently holds power only in Madhya Pradesh.
According to senior BJP leaders, the BJP has made the decision to consider caste equations when addressing leadership matters and selecting candidates in all four states.
The party has learned a valuable lesson from the Karnataka elections, where the removal of BS Yeddyurappa from the top position and the denial of tickets to leaders like Jagadish Shettar and Laxman Savadi resulted in the dissatisfaction of the Lingayat community.
Consequently, the Congress party directly benefited from this situation as the votes of Lingayats shifted towards them.
According to sources, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is prepared to form electoral alliances with smaller parties if deemed necessary.
Speculation suggests that a potential alliance between the BJP and HD Kumaraswamy's JDS in Karnataka could have been advantageous for the BJP in certain constituencies.
Taking into account these factors, the BJP has decided to revamp its strategy, placing greater emphasis on local leaders rather than relying heavily on central leaders and chief ministers.
The Congress party's decision to empower local leaders to spearhead the campaign also proved advantageous for them.
In addition, the BJP has decided to put an end to factionalism, which was a significant problem in Karnataka and prevented leaders such as Jagadish Shettar from receiving tickets.
This strategy will prove critical in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, where the party faces the major challenge of lacking cohesion among its members.
According to sources, the current Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will serve as the chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh.
The BJP's strategy also includes maintaining the unity of other prominent leaders such as Jyotiraditya Scindia, Narendra Singh Tomar, and BD Sharma.
In the case of Rajasthan, a senior leader like Vasundhara Raje will be given preference. Additionally, the party stands to benefit from the collective presence of leaders such as Kirodi Lal Meena, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Satish Poonia, and Kailash Choudhary.