Liberal support implies limited cohorts in support outside of urban agglomerations Therefore the AAP experiment to go national failed. Their support base was largely liberal.
Nationalism and soft-Hindutva obtains the majority vote in all states bar some. As a single cohort subscribing to any concrete ideology, however faecal, they are the largest.
The Prashant Kishor formula does not need the liberals. Tell me of one political leader he has advised not to cater to the Hindutva vote bank. Even Rahul was prey and his gotra being trotted out.
None of these leaders worked to consolidate the non-Hindutva vote. They all work to their own designs. Splitting the non-Hindutva vote and hoping for a slice of the Hindutva pie.
And therein lies the problem with their political ideologies. They confuse the real liberals in their support base. And at the same time they don't make a dent in the Hindutva vote. And so you have ...