Along with , Union Ministers Arun Jaitley and Manohar Parrikar, Delhi CM, Arvind Kejriwal was filmed taking a morning nap during PM Modi’s address to the nation on India’s 70th Independence Day.
But this shouldn’t be offending us. Most of us treat this day alike. Its probably just the PMs, army and the school students who need to wake up early on Independence Day. “Aam Aadmi to sota hai late tak aaj ke din 😉 “
Well amid sarcasm , Wishing every fellow Indian a very 70th Independence Day.
While PM Modi has held several rallies in Bihar, the Swabhiman Rally by the newly formed alliance of BJP opponents was held to lure the Bihar voters in upcoming Elections. Attacks and counter-attacks by Modi and Nitish Kumar and Lalu Yadav at eachother has indicated that none is willing to fall short of its opponent.
While PM Modi has announced monetary aids packages for the state , Nitish has made sure he counter attacks PM Modi on his ” DNA ” related statement targeted at him. He has made alliance with Congress and even got open support from AAP head Arvind Kejriwal.
All in all, all the parties are putting in their entire effort to make sure Bihar Elections stand in their favour. Once again it is PM Modi vs all and this time it seems tough for BJP to fetch up victory in Bihar.
Gujarat recently saw a new name of terror in politics by the name of Hardik Patel who shook Gujarat governance and held it hostage for couple of days. Major Gujarat cities saw riot like situations because of his arrest and release. He is demanding OBC status for Patels and subsequently reservations in govt jobs and seats etc. He was posing to be a great threat until his association with AAP has gone viral and also allegedly a sex video. He has become a threat for the BJP govt in Gujarat and yet another face of filthy politics in the country.
Just few days back, key AAP members Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav were removed from the party’s Political Affairs Committee attracting sharp reactions from within the party. The party had reasoned that both Yadav and Bhushan were propagating against the party and Kejriwal during Delhi elections hence did not deserve to remain in the committee. Many in the party are seeking proper explanations on the decision of sacking Yadav and Bhushan. The party seem to have divided into supporters of Kejriwal and other key-members like Yogendra Yadav , Prashant Bhushan and Mayank Gandhi.
To add to the trouble, former AAP MLA, Rajesh Garg, alleged Kejriwal was involved in trying to lure six congress MLAs to leave Congress and make their own party and support AAP during its last tenure of 49 days. He released an audio tape in which Kejriwal allegedly, is heard, trying to poach congress MLAs. Resulting this, another key- member from Mumbai, Anjali Damania has resigned from the party.
Delhi gives full support to AAP lot beyond the exit polls. BJP has been swiped away badly enough and Congress stands no where so far!!
BJP to Delhi : Fir se bolo… Ab ki Baar!!!
Delhi to BJP : bohot hua.. ab ghar ja yaar
The results are overwhelming for AAP but is it the win of Kejriwal or loss of Modi or is it completely the win of voters who are playing smarter than ever ???
Opinion Polls show AAP is maintaining a winning trend in Delhi Elections with probability of getting as many as 42 seats out of 70 to be able to make its government easily. Arvind Kejriwal , as per exit polls, show he still remains the major favourite as Delhi Chief Minister.
AAP winning Delhi would give a major setback to the ‘Modi Wave’ which is believed to have maintained its impact on state elections so far since 2014 General Elections where the wave broke trends of coalition govts by giving Modi a chance to make a majority BJP govt in the Centre.
It is undeniable that 2015 Delhi Elections certainly required a stern and prominent face like Kiran Bedi to be the face of BJP. Keeping in mind that Arvind Kejriwal had managed to counter-attack, if not nullify, the NaMo wave, in 2013 Delhi Elections. It might be an appropriate step to choose Kiran Bedi as the CM face against Kejriwal. A major common factor between Bedi and Kejriwal is that they both are not that great as team players. While, Kejriwal is comfortable as the Top Boss of his political party AAP , Bedi has joined a team where she might not have the liberty of being herself entirely.
While, Kejriwal is rowing his boat on his own , its Kiran Bedi who is on a ship which is Captained by PM Modi.
Here is a great article on Hindustan Times highlighting the similarities and differences between Bedi and Kejriwal if one might be interested to know in-depth about the way both handle tasks at hand.
BJP knows that Kiran Bedi joining BJP and being portrayed the CM candidate can ease the competition with Kejriwal but cannot eradicate the fear of loss. Keeping this in mind, party president, Amit Shah, has made aggressive plans to attack AAP and the BJP is about to hold 250 rallies within the next few days left for elections. These rallies include 4 rallies by PM Modi himself.
- Is the ‘Modi wave’ fading out slowly, that even after showcasing Kiran Bedi as the CM face for Delhi, BJP is campaigning aggressively with its top gun leaders including PM himself ?
- Is Kejriwal really a choice of Delhi as CM and Delhi feels he deserves a second chance after giving up in just 49 days, aspiring for the PM post ?
After the raised eyebrows and criticisms on the banner on AAP’s website stating ‘Modi for PM Arvind for CM’ which the party said was uploaded by some volunteer by mistake, AAP has officially launched its campaign for Delhi re-polls and has promised 8 lakh job opportunities, 20 new colleges and free wi-fi in entire Delhi and much more. The slogan this time is ‘5 saal Kejriwal’ which means give a chance of 5 years to Kejriwal. Hope the 49 day old x-chief minister of Delhi has learnt his lessons of ‘a bird in hand is better than two in the bush‘.
Guess not, the AAP volunteer who as explained by the party ‘mistakenly’ uploaded the’ Modi for PM Arvind for CM’ banner also ordered for Gandhi Caps printed by the same slogan.
With Yogendra Yadav indicating big rifts due to differences in opinions within the AAP, Arvind Kejriwal, the supremo, has finally started the mending work. AAP has decided to reject all resignations making an approach to re-unite the shattered team post 2014 General Election results.
Just before the national elections, known faces were seen joining the party to try their luck in politics but the Modi wave proved so disastrous for AAP that they stood clueless,so far, where to start from. Names like Shazia Ilmi, Anajali Damania, Captain Gopinath and now Yogendra Yadav quitting the party gives a negative impression to the voters about their unity and management as a political entity.
Isn’t it time, Mr Kejriwal start re-arranging his shattered and lost troop rather attacking the heavily fueled BJP army ?
Is this AAP’s and Kejriwal’s yet another attempt to attract attention of commoners and media ? Kejriwal preferred going to jail than getting a bail against the defamation case filed by Gadkari against him for calling him corrupt. And now AAP is planning a mass drive against the arrest.
Will he be able to grab Delhi’s attention back ?
With the beginning of counting of votes in India,the verdict of the nation for the 2014 General Elections is getting clearer with every passing by minute. A record win for BJP and BJP led NDA and a beyond shameful loss for Congress.
Looks like it is a straight forward statement to the Congress and Rahul Gandhi and ‘the self-proclaimed Anti-Corruption Messiah of AAP’ Arvind Kejriwal from the nation. Be it Congress or the AAP,both were publicly denying the Modi wave and they were so right..they knew what people are terming as wave is a Tsunami for other political parties. 🙂