(1) NDA III, the BJP-led coalition of 2014 was largely different its predecessor coalition governments. Where the previous coalitions were led by one of the national parties, the NDA III coalition was not only steered by a national party, i.e., BJP it was also dominated by BJP with an absolute majority of its own in Lok Sabha called a ‘surplus majority coalition’
(2) The 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the 17th since independence, once again brought back BJP led NDA [NDA III & IV] to the centre of power by winning more than 350 seats out of 543.
(3) A major change in Indian politics is the shift from caste and religion based politics to development and governance oriented politics.
(4) With its pre-intended goal Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, the NDA III Government started several socio-economic welfare schemes to make development and governance accessible to the masses such as – Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Jan-Dhan Yojana, Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana, Kisan Fasal Bima Yojna, Beti Padhao, Desh Badhao, Ayushman Bharat Yojana, etc.
(5) All these schemes intended to take administration to the doorstep of the common man by making the rural households, particularly the women, real beneficiaries of the Central Government schemes.
(6) The success of these schemes could be seen from the results of 2019 Lok Sabha elections where the voters across states – castes, classes, communities, gender and regions brought back the issues of development and governance to the centre stage. under the BJP led NDA Government characterizing the current change with ‘SabkaSaath, SabkaVikas and SabkaVishwas’.