BJP is all set to make govt in Haryana and has become the largest party in Maharashtra with 100 plus seats and would need the assistance of its recently divorced ally Shiv Sena to form the govt.
Is it still the Modi wave making winning a habit for BJP or is it Amit Shah who be given the credit too ?
The Modi wave which created history of one party rule in India after 3 decades is put on test in Haryana and Maharashtra assembly polls, starting today. PM Modi himself addressed rallies in Haryana and Maharashtra to attract voters for state elections.
Will the Chautalas and Hoodas be able to save their voters from the hawk-eyed Modi is a question which is going to be answered soon.
In Maharashtra, all the major parties are fighting on their own after the alliance between NCP & Congress and BJP & Shiv Sena collapsed in the recent past. MNS is also expected to put a strong contest and cut marathi manus votes. And to add to the worries of the self-proclaimed secular parties looking to attract Muslim votes, there is MIM which has launched itself in Maharashtra this time. With their successful and proven pro-Muslim vote attracting strategies amalgamated with hate-speeches, they may hurt the vote-bank of parties like NCP, Congress and MNS.
After the BJP demanded 135 seats in upcoming Maharashtra assembly elections and stated it will form its govt, Shiv Sena too made its stand clear on Uddhav Thackeray, the Sena chief, as the only Chief Ministerial candidate regardless of poll results. This has brought the alliance to a no-solution zone for now.
Big Brother BJP would surely hate to share the cherry on the cake if at all the Sena-BJP alliance remains intact and ends up winning in Maharashtra.
Narayan Rane’s son Nitesh Rane seems to be inspired by the regional parties of Maharashtra although they are in Congress, the secular party 😉 . He had previously attacked Shobhaa De’s satirical tweet and had said Shovaa De dare come and say Mumbai be a separate state than Maharashtra and she will not be left with any ‘shobha’ forever. And now he has a problem with Gujaratis of Mumbai who support Narendra Modi and the vegetarian societies they have. 😀 He asked ‘ Gujjus’ supporting Modi go back to Gujarat. 😀
They are all learning the regional politics 😀 . What will regional parties do now ? 😀
While the entire India including congress and its allies know who is the probable NDA candidate for the Prime Ministerial Candidature ,Uddhav Thackeray, the Shiv Sena head, prefers stating there are many probably candidates to select from and time will let all know who that candidate would be standing for NDA.
Why is he ignorant about the NaMo mantra ? Is it because Narendra Modi is close to Raj Thackeray , the MNS Supremo or he wishes to keep people guessing till the last. After all , it is a known fact , that NDA cannot even dream of its governance if Modi is not shown the candidate for PM’s post. And the stance of BJP is quite clear in this respect.In Mumbai , BJP put up posters portraying Narendra Modi as the Hindu Nationalist- a statement given by Modi about himself a few days back.
After JD(U) its Shiv Sena which wants BJP to declare the NDA candidate for Prime Minister’s job ! While Sena has no complains with Modi and 2002 riots where they say that none could avoid those riots , it wants Sushma Swaraj to be the candidate and not Narendra Modi (sounds like the present Sena supremo is in a dilemma) !! 😉
All in all, looks like BJP is in a bigger fix! Nitish Kumar, the Bihar CM wants a secular candidate (without naming himself 😀 )and prefers supporting L.K.Advani as the candidate (whose involvement in Ayodhya Movement has been pardoned by Nitish, I suppose 🙂 ) while Sena declared its choice already.
Lets see if the NaMo mantra will cross the major barriers of objecting allies or not !! 🙂
In a reversing move , Shiv Sena has decided not to stand in favour of Sanjay Dutt’s jail sentence be pardoned, pointing out that supporting Sanjay Dutt would set a very wrong example !
Why a U-Turn ? Is it a lack of decision making ? Or Uddhav is inspired by Mulayam Ji ? 😀
Quite contrary to the expectation of MNS and Shiv Sena joining hands after Bal Thackeray, the Shiv Sena Chief expired, last week, the Raj Thackeray led, MNS, has opposed Balasaheb’s Memorial at the Shivaji Park and has instead proposed Indu Mill for the Memorial.This has brought both the parties into tussle mode again and assuring the world that Late Bal Thackeray’s efforts to unite his son, Uddhav Thackeray and nephew,Raj Thackeray, has failed ultimately.