Mulayam Singh Yadav , the Supremo of SP has pulled out from the “grand alliance” of Janata Parivar ahead of Bihar Elections. Reportedly, SP was offered 5 seats to contest in the elections and that became a reason of Mulayam’s stepping back. The party has decided to contest all on its own.
While, SP is not a grand player in Bihar politics but contesting alone would favour BJP as the Nitish-Lalu alliance may suffer vote-cuts. BJP claimed that comparatively low turn out in Swabhiman Rally called by Janata Parivar has been a reason why SP preferred stepping back. Some room for relief and may be laughter for BJP ??
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.
Rahul Gandhi has managed score some points against the ’56-inches chest owner PM Modi by managing to accumulate opposition parties to stand united against BJP govt. Both Sonia and son Rahul Gandhi have left no stones unturned to make sure the Monsoon Parliament Session remains disrupted. And to manage a major attack they have got weapons of LalitGate controversy in which major BJP leaders Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje are allegedly associated. The third big leader under oppositions’ attack is MP CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan who is allegedly associated with VYAPAM Scam.Sushma Swaraj is somehow trying to defend herself in the Parliament against the lethal attacks of Sonia Gandhi.
While the opposition is seeking answers from the PM on these issues, he is preferring to speak at rallies in Bihar for the upcoming state elections. Verbal attacks and counter-attacks between Modi and Nitish Lalu duo is topping Breaking News. In one such rally PM Modi has warned Bihar against the ‘poison’ of Lalu-Nitish alliance.
With the beginning of the Monsoon Session of Parliament the opposition has a lot to target the BJP govt . The Congress is getting support from all other opposition parties to attack the govt in the parliament. Hot matters include Lalitgate where key BJP leaders Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje are held responsible to help Lalit Modi ( accused for IPL scam and money laundering ) leave the nation and the Vyapam Scam for which the opposition target is MP CM Shivraj Chauhan.
After being out of politics and the nation for 57 days , Congress VP Rahul Gandhi is going to make a comeback with a rally at Ram Lila Maidan against the Land Acquisition Bill. The Congress says the bill is anti-farmer and representatives of farmers from many states are expected to participate in the rally.
Rahul’s comeback may have given fresh hopes to few in the Congress, however, the revival of Congress seems a distant dream.
Newly appointed CM of BJP-PDP alliance in Jammu and Kashmir, Mufti Mohammad Saeed has sparked a controversy while addressing the media giving credit to Pakistan, Hurriyat and terror groups credits of peaceful elections in Jammu and Kashmir.
To add on, some lawmakers of the PDP have also demanded remains of Afzal Guru back.
While, the BJP has preferred keeping distance from Mufti Saeed’s views on peaceful elections in J&K, opposition has left no stones unturned to criticize and take a dig on Mufti Saeed and Modi on these controversial statements.
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 opposition got yet another strong point to corner the ruling BJP government and to disrupt the workings of Parliament in recent times, the BJP has finally washed its hands off the ‘Ghar Vapsi’ Event.
BJP spokesperson finally clarified that the party has not initiated or promoted any such event or individuals and sternly believes everyone is free to practice the religion of his choice.
The opposition parties have united against the government since Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti’s hate speech against non-hindus. The weak opposition was already turning stronger by attacking PM Modi on his frequent foreign visits and govt’s failing promises on bringing back ‘Black Money’ in hundred days. To top it, the BJP pro-hindu leaders have been attracting controversies either by organizing religious conversion events or by calling Nathuram Godse ( the man who assassinated Gandhi) an equal patriot.
Interestingly, the nation did not vote for BJP or pro-hindu ideologies but for PM Modi’s leadership skills and agenda of ‘Development’ but the pro-hindu BJP leaders who just acted as faces for Modi, are now singing their same old pro-hinduism songs.
To curb down the emerging power of BJP and Modi, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Nitish Kumar, and Lalu Prasad Yadav have joined hands and are having talks to merge up as ‘Janata Parivar’ which may include the three and HP Deve Gowda.
It would be interesting to see if this group of opportunist politicians will actually get any opportunity and scope to unite for a common interest.