Spoke to 20 people from business community here (Marwaris & Gujaratis) on BJP's poll debacle. An eye-opener on why they didn't vote for BJP even after Mamata's Bohiragota pitch.

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Many of them didn't even go out to vote. It was not bcoz of fear of Covid (As they were going to ofc) but bcoz they were angry with the PM. PM is being seen as someone who is more interested in fighting election than running his govt efficiently.
The business community didn't get confident abt what BJP will do if it comes to power here. The vision (Roadmap) for Bengal was not articulated well. They thought if BJP wins, Someone will become the CM (God knows who) & PM will again start preparing for another State election.
They saw Mamata as someone who will stay in Bengal, understands Bengal and by the way many businessmen here r enjoying TMC's company. So why break it for something which is unknown?
CM Modi's Gujarat Model propelled him to Centre. But what after that? BJP needs another such model. Hathras case has got a very negative feeling among people on ground. They say see what is happening in a BJP's ruled State. Is it 100% okay? Yogiji's image is taking a hit.
He needs an image makeover and come out as a business friendly CM, who gets investment to his State and few businessmen praising him for it. Constant negative news abt UP & PM always in campaign mode is harming BJP.
Business is suffering & many suffered during Demo & GST. People also understood about lockdown in first phase but this time both lives and livelihood are suffering.
Lockdown is happening in all states now. This lockdown could have happened in April first week.
Would have saved lives at least.

No one is interested in State vs Centre thing. If PM can import things now, why didn't he do it in April first week? Why didn't the Health Ministry act? This confusion regarding vaccination too is creating issues.
Many believe that he kept long beard for Bengal election. They say he has become an actor & just want to do things for election and politics.
I would say PM's popularity is at lowest level at present.
I think PM must not think about any rally or politics for the next 1 yr and dedicate himself and get to tackle Covid & save lives. Next step sud be to revive business sentiment. He needs to come across as an administrator & not politician, who is always doing things for election.

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