Well, sounds like a fairy tale.As if Rahul Gandhi does not know that if, at all, UPA gets a third chance to serve the nation, it would surely be his last opportunity to take the driving seat and probably make things happen for Congress. In the opposition,the Cold War between Bihar’s CM, Nitish Kumar, and Gujarat’s CM, Narendra Modi, may take a bigger shape if Modi is selected as the prime ministerial candidate for NDA.
Mohan Bhagwat ,chief of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh(RSS), has declared Bihar over Gujarat in effective governance of states of India,as per some foreign journalists. While RSS has clarified that his statement has been incorrectly quoted and what he meant was people of each state consider their governance superior.RSS which is the mother of BJP , ranking BJP ruled state below other party ruled state is astonishing.
Should this be considered a slip-of-tongue or an intentional slip to keep BJP ally JD(U) in confidence? Nitish Kumar, the chief minister of Bihar , has threatened to quit alliance with BJP , in case, they announce Modi, chief minister of Gujarat,as their Prime Ministerial Candidate for 2014 General elections! There is no denying that people who favour NDA’s rule for 2014 would be supporting it only if Narendra Modi is the PM candidate and Nitish Kumar is yet to develop his strong repute nationwide !
BJP the major opposition party is struggling for a leader with L.K Advani, Narendra Modi and Nitin Gadkari being three bosses running in their own directions and to add on NDA ally party JD(U)’s Nitish Kumar is also hopeful of being the candidate and he has been constantly discouraging Narendra Modi’s candidature ! It looks like a rat race so far !
As per Nitish Kumar , NDA needs a candidate for the post of Prime Minister who has a secular thought. Obvious enough Narendra Modi the aspirant from BJP does not fall in the category and the next available option would be Nitish himself,for NDA. His achievements as a Chief Minister and a ‘secular’ stamp in political world makes him a tough contender along with Narendra Modi to be considered for the post. But as one alliance cannot be represented by two candidates chances are that NDAs old ally JD(U) may split away. On the other hand BJP has almost cleared its stand on the Prime Ministerial Candidate issue by blindly supporting Narendra Modi and indicating his preference over Nitish for the PM poll.
Yesterday, addressing a public meeting in Rajkot, Gujarat’s Chief Minister,Narendra Modi, had reportedly said that Bihar, at one point of time, was a political and spiritual leader of the country, but it slipped into socio-economical backwardness ever since the casteist leadership took to centre stage !
Today , Bihar’s Chief Minister , Nitish Kumar counter-attacked by asking people to look at the condition of their own State which was clearly meant for Mr Modi.
Both the Chief Ministers are great administrators of their states and fall under the same political alliance of NDA where Narendra Modi is a strong contender from BJP as the Prime Ministerial candidate for NDA while Nitish Kumar from JDU has also emerged as a strong contender for the post,on behalf of NDA! Nitish Kumar has a secular image compared to Modi but has yet not gained as much popularity as Modi has , throughout the nation !
Well, the tug of Cold, Word-War may be because they are competitors. 🙂
Speeches should not create bitterness among people- this was the message of the Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar, indicating who he was talking about ! Raj Thackeray the MNS supremo , more popular for his open hate statements against North Indians, specially Biharis, had dared Nitish Kumar to come to Mumbai to celebrate Bihar-Divas. Soon news flashed that Raj Thackeray had given Green-Signal to Nitish’s visit after Nitish called him up and explained his visit was not political but just social gathering!
Once in Mumbai,at the Sommaiya Ground, Nitish not only initiated and ended his conversation in Marathi but also gathered praise of the listeners, both Biharis and non-Biharis. During his speech, he did not shy away from taking a dig at Raj Thackeray who had previously dared his entry in Mumbai !