India's 'saffron' surge: For the past nine and a half years, India's political landscape has been undergoing a dramatic transformation, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) gaining ground and becoming a dominant force in the country. The BJP, known for its saffron-colored flag, has been steadily increasing its presence and influence in various states and union territories (UTs) across India.
Today, the BJP's tally of states/UTs has swelled to 15. The party is either in power on its own or part of the ruling alliance in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, and several others. This surge has significantly altered the political dynamics of the nation.
The Congress, the traditional rival of the BJP, has seen a decline in its political standing. Currently, the party is in power in only three states - Bihar, Jharkhand, and Tamil Nadu - where it is part of the ruling alliance. This shift in power has ushered in a new era of politics in India.