During the ever-increasing wrath of coronavirus in India, and the government battling to make everyone be at peace, there have been a few chance opportunities.
And this wasn’t missed by the leading BJP ministers all over, who have turned this wreck and crisis into an event for themselves.
They have made sure they use this time in order to weaken their opposition and stand tall, undeterred.
They have undeniably consolidated their position and have earned more political fame and capital, needless to say.
Quite a few Chief Ministers went much ahead of gestures and audio-visual switching and have managed to cushion the population to a decent extent.
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CMs like Yeddyurappa of Karnataka, Yogi Adityanath of Uttar Pradesh and Jai Ram Thakur of Himachal Pradesh among others, have gained admiration for their response and handling of the pandemic.
High profile leaders like Shivraj Singh Chouhan is apparently still struggling to bring this entire circumstance under good control.
Similarly, Vijay Ruapni of Gujarat has also not been pretty good at containing this whole mess. Nor about the migrant issue.
Even in Bihar, where the BJP shares their power with the JD-U, things haven’t quite been under control even now.
The situation, if anything, looks more gruesome with every passing day as the migrant workers return to the state.
Party insiders have said that they have already given their appreciation to the CMs of Assam Sabanand Sonowal.
They’ve even complimented Pramod Sawant of Goa, Manohar Lal Khattar of Haryana, Trivendra Singh Rawat of Uttarakhand and Pema Khandu for their “comprehensive involvement” in handling the situation in the state.
This has made them a public hero in the eyes of the voters and has subsequently strengthened their chances of winning hearts-and the election, of course.
Just before the corona outbreak, BJP Leader Yeddyurappa was facing a tough time with the state BJP Leaders.
Reports had suggested that a few leaders were discontented and wanted a change in his style of functioning.
And although Karnataka was the first state to report the death of a good samaritan due to COVID-19, Yeddyurappa has been creative with his blending of experience along with innovative technology.
This has helped him to manage the pandemic and to be hailed as a model for other states to follow.