Uttar Pradesh Elections 2017: SWOT Analysis Of Bhartiya Janata Party

This article was last updated on April 16, 2022

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STRENGTHS

Modi, Modi, Modi – his popularity, corruption free tenure and pro poor programs

RSS cadre strong base

Strong support among upper castes

Good support for demonetization and surgical strikes against Pak

Good support among OBCs and even young non-Jatav Dalits / Yadavs

Solid funding to run a blistering campaign

Very high vote base in 2014

WEAKNESS

No CM candidate with state wide appeal to take on Maya-Akhikesh

Delay in announcement of candidates

Anti-incumbency against a section of its MPs

Anger in section of population (farmers, daily wage earners, small traders etc.) wrt demonetization

Too much reliance on Modi and lazy bums in local state unit

Infighting among party cadre

Too many tickets to dabdlus / turncoats

OPPORTUNITY

To form state govt. in the state in 1.5 decades

Win cements Modi’s position and makes bid for 2019 easy

Family feud and likely split in SP provides it an edge

Demonetization has impacted campaign of parties like SP / BSP

Poor law and order situation in the state

THREAT

Alliance between SP-INC

Consolidation of Muslim votes in favour of INC-SP alliance or Mayawati’s BSP

Shift of sizeable upper caste votes to Maya

Public preference for Modi at center and Akhilesh / Maya in state

Poor performance of alliance partners like in Bihar

Akhilesh’s clean and pro-development image

Sympathy for Akhilesh in family feud and shift of focus away from shortcomings of his govt.

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