Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Home Politics BJP supporters on social media getting disillusioned with the party?

BJP supporters on social media getting disillusioned with the party?

With Narendra Modi government being in power for over six months now, it appears that the online supporters of the party are getting restless and disappointed.

Many regular and committed supporters feel that the party leaders are hardly showing any respect or deference to their wishes and views.

The tipping point in this relationship happened last week when Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar attended a literature event on a day army camp was attacked in Jammu & Kashmir, leaving many soldiers dead.

Some angry tweets by BJP’s online supporters on the day Manohar Parrikar launched Rajdeep Sardesai’s book

What angered the supporters even more, that instead of paying respect to the martyred soldiers, Parrikar chose to launch a book by celeb TV journalist Rajdeep Sardesai.

It should be noted that Sardesai is well known for his dislike of Narendra Modi, which is why he is the pet peeve of most of the Narendra Modi supporters online.

Supporters call Sardesai a “news trader” – a term coined by Narendra Modi to refer to journalists who push political agendas instead of doing any real analysis. Sardesai became the icon of hatred for the supporters when he assaulted and abused a Narendra Modi supporter at Madison Square event in the USA a few weeks back.

However, it’s not only the “return of news traders” that is hurting the online supporters. Many of them believe that BJP is neither pushing the development nor the pro-Hindu agenda for which they voted the party to power.

Analysts believe that this could be a temporary anger that might go away because most BJP supporters have no option. BJP is the only pro-Hindu party and they will have to come back to support it sooner or later.

But some others warn that this could mean the dampening of spirit among supporters and it could demoralize them, which will hurt them in urban areas.

“BJP can’t afford that their online supporters lose steam, especially before Delhi assembly elections. Delhi is an urban area and digital discourse impacts public perception. If the party doesn’t take it seriously and tries to placate the restless supporters, it could hurt BJP and help AAP,” Ankit, a Delhi based trader and supporter of BJP told

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staff
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

‘No commode’ claims Pappu Yadav who is in jail for flouting COVID norms, complaints of mosquitoes biting him all night

Fearing that Pappu Yadav might become more popular and become a hero-like figure, RJD leaders are condemning this as 'drama'.

Congress leader Ali Mehdi wishes the destruction of Israel hours after terror outfit Hamas launches massive air strikes against Jewish nation

Delhi Congress VP's tweet wishing destruction of Israel comes at a time after the Jewish nation came under attack by the Palestinian terror organisation Hamas

Kerala nurse killed after terror group Hamas launches rocket attack in Israel

he Kerala nurse Soumya Santosh was on the phone with her husband when the rocket hit the apartment she was in. The wheel-chair bound lady who Soumya was taking care of was also killed during the attack.

COVID-19 vaccination: 18 states, including Maharashtra, Delhi and West Bengal getting a direct supply of Covaxin, says Bharat Biotech

With the 18+ population vaccination having started from May 1, several states have sought direct supply from vaccine manufacturers to meet the rising demand

Tikri gang rape: ‘Farmer leader’ Yogendra Yadav interrogated for two hours by Police

Along with Yogendra Yadav, Yogita Suhag, another 'activist' named in the FIR was also interrogated for three hours.

Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin gets a nod for phase 2 and 3 trials on 2-18 years-olds

SEC allows Phase 2 and Phase human clinical trials for Bharat Biotech's Covaxin for children between 2 to 18 years

Recently Popular

Israel spy agency Mossad’s parody account pokes fun at Bollywood entertainer Swara Bhasker over her ‘#FreePalestine’ campaign

Swara Bhasker had posted a tweet calling Israel apartheid and terrorist state following the clashes at the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

As Netizens trend #ArrestMunmunDutta, the actor apologises, says she was misinformed and did not intend to use casteist slur: Details

Actor Munmun Dutta, most famously known for playing the character of 'Babita Ji in 'Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chasmah', today posted a statement on Twitter, apologising

NCP supremo Sharad Pawar believes he committed a big mistake by making Uddhav Thackeray the CM of Maharashtra: Report

A report published in Marathi daily Tarun Bharat said that Sharad Pawar conveyed to Sanjay Raut that he made a big mistake by making Uddhav Thackeray the chief minister of Maharashtra.

Watch: Israel’s Iron Dome intercepts hundreds of rockets launched by the Palestinian terror group Hamas

The high-tech 'Iron Dome' is a short-range air-defence system designed to intercept rockets, artillery, and mortars. The surface-to-air missile system has been deployed by Israel Defence Forces since 2011 and has helped reduce casualties from rocket attacks against Israeli cities.

BMC chief explains why it is not the Modi govt but the states that need to be blamed for the oxygen crisis

BMC chief said that mismanagement of states is responsible for the oxygen crisis and increased number of SOS calls

Cartoonist gets Twitter notice for a caricature of Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray: Details

The cartoonist took to Twitter to share the copy of the notice he received from the legal department of the microblogging website.
- Advertisement -


Connect with us