Finally, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had come back to power. In fact, he retained his power and he would be heading the nation for another five years. But, the opposition had failed to unite and failed to defeat Modi. The egos did work well for the opposition to keep united and that helped Modi to retain his seat.
No doubt, the nation had seen a call to defeat Narendra Modi in this election. Every non-NDA party wanted Modi to go home. To some extent, the middle classes in the country have decided to send Modi home as they have suffered heavily due to demonetisation. They looked at the Congress, and all other non-NDA parties to help them. The opposition talked so much about united efforts to send Modi home.
But, when the bell rang, the opposition remained divided and that made Modi’s task easy to hit them back one by one. Rahul had differences with Kejriwal. Mamatha had differences with Rahul Gandhi. Mayawathi and Akhilesh Yadav had differences with Rahul Gandhi and Mamatha Benerji. This was enough for Narendra Modi to defeat the divided rivals and that’s what happened in this election.
With the opposition parties or the rivals remaining divided, it was easy for Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party to defeat them. What made the Opposition leaders like Rahul Gandhi, Mamatha Benerji, Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav and Arvind Kejriwal to stitch together is their ego than the strong will to defeat Modi. Well, if the opposition remains a divided house like this, Modi will win one more term in 2024.