Ayodhya shocked BJP after they lost it after 20 years to Samajwadi Party and similarly Rai Bareli and Amethi shocked Congress .Rai Bareli gave no result to Congress out of 5 seats in the constituency and Rahul’s Amethi managed 2 seats out of 5. Since the time Indira Gandhi , these two constituencies have been pride of Congress and SP thunder blew the hat of pride away!
Days before the results were declared and on the basis of exit-polls , Congress performance when analysed as bad , senior leaders went ahead shielding Congress General Secretary, Rahul Gandhi, by considering themselves as responsible for the humiliating result that came into being today.Rita Bahuguna Joshi,the UP Congress Chief blamed the Candidates and defended for the loss and appreciated Rahul’s work.
Digvijay Singh and Salman Khurshid tried taking the responsibility in the media however, Rahul Gandhi has been courageous enough to accept that Congress has a lot to do in Uttar Pradesh to create an impact. He took the responsibility and declared results as a lesson to him as well. So Digvijay Singh and Salman Khurshid need not be showing any generosity by taking the congress loss on their shoulders. Rahul Gandhi also congratulated Mulayam Singh Yadav and son Akhilesh for their outstanding performance and assured he would continue to work for the welfare of the state.
Well, surely this is like a leader who takes the responsibility of loss not just the credit of win. Uttar Pradesh elections saw Rahul Gandhi as an aggressive campaigner trying to promote his party dead-hard and even after senior leaders trying to treat the prince of Gandhi kingdom like one and willing to take all failures on their name, Rahul Gandhi took the initiative to admit he was the one who should shoulder the defeat.
Will it be SP+Congress ?
So far Mulayam Singh’s Samajwadi Party, guided by son Akhilesh Yadav is heading towards lead over all other parties. As expected Bahujan Samaj Party of Mayawati seems to be getting out of power and Samajwadi Party seems to be making the government. In the worst case with the association of Congress, as BJP has declared they would not support either the SP or the BSP. 202 out of 403 seats would be the number of Majority which any party or a group of parties would need to form a government. SP seems to be getting over 150 plus seats so far and it might have to deal with Congress to cover up the gap as BJP would not support them and BSP is the major opponent with which SP itself would not be joining hands.
By the end of the day a clear picture of who would be governing Uttar Pradesh would be clear including what can be the likely change that can happen in 2014 General Elections!
2014 Polls – Probable Candidates for the Post of Prime Minister of India:
It is anticipated that 2014 elections in India would be a choice of the nation between Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi from Congress and BJP respectively.
Congress does not have any better face than Rahul Gandhi, to offer and so is with major opponent party BJP where Narendra Modi is the only face popular enough to attract a change of thought among voters. Rahul Gandhi seems very promising and Narendra Modi has already set an example of his qualities, vision and spotless , true Chief Minister of Gujarat.
Here is a slight comparison:
Political Party – Congress
Born in Delhi on 19 June 1970(Age – 41 plus)
Educational And Professional Background
He has obtained a M.Phil from Trinity College, Cambridge University in 1995.
After he completed graduation, Rahul worked at the Monitor Group, a management consulting firm, in London and in 2002 he was one of the directors of Mumbai based technology outsourcing firm.
Son of Rajiv and Sonia Gandhi.Belongs to the popular Nehru-Gandhi Family.
Official Entry in Politics.
In March 2004, Rahul declared entry into politics. He contested in May 2004 elections, standing for the constituency of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh in the Lok Sabha and won.
He was appointed General Secretary of the All India Congress Committee and also in-charge of the Indian Youth Congress and the National Students Union of India on 24 September 2007 and under him, the Indian Youth Congress and NSUI has gathered huge members rising from two to twenty-five lakhs.However,it has been proved in various reports that he failed to eliminate family, patronage, money from Youth Congress asking aspiring delegates to pay a substantial nomination fee.
In the 2009 Lok Sabha elections, he retained his Amethi constituency and Congress is said to have brought back itself in Uttar Pradesh by winning 21 out of 80 Lok Sabha seats. The credit goes mostly to Rahul.
He has always condemned “divisive” politics in India, saying that he would reduce tensions prevailing due to caste and religious diversities in India.
Rahul Gandhi has always been critical towards nationalist group Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) comparing the organization with terrorist organizations like SIMI.
Wikileaks, in 2009, revealed he allegedly shared concerns with the American ambassador,Timothy Roemer that radicalized Hindu groups may become a bigger threat to India than Islamic terror groups.
Political Party – Bharatiya Janata Party
Born on 17 September 1950( Age – 61 plus)
Educational And Professional Background
Holds Masters degree in Political Science from Gujarat University.
As a teenager Narendra Modi used to run a tea stall with his brother.
Narendra Modi was born to a middle class family.
Entry in Politics.
During the 1965 Indo-Pak war, he volunteered to serve the soldiers in transit at railway stations.
He joined the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, a student organization .
He was later nominated as representative of AVBP in the Bharatiya Janata Party.
He is a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
He was chosen to be the Chief Minister of Gujarat after the removal of chief minister Keshubhai Patel in 2001.
He has a personal staff of just three people and is known to be a workaholic.
Since he held the Chief Minister’s post , development of Gujarat State accelerated its pace and his contribution is immense. Gujarat has been one of the most prosperous Indian state since he has become the Chief Minister. He is thoroughly credited for his efforts in tis regards.
After the 2002 Gujarat riots, forced by the allied parties, BJP asked Modi to resign.He submitted his resignation and recommended the dissolution of Legislative Assembly and in the following state re-elections BJP won 127 seats in the 182-member assembly and Modi was the Chief-Minister once again.
Narendra Modi Government won 122 out of 182 seats in 2007 elections.
The 2002 , Gujarat Riots earned him blames of inaction over the riots and for encouraging them where almost 1200 people mostly Muslims died. The riots had taken place after 59 Hindus died when a Muslim mob burnt a train carrying hindu pilgrims.
He ordered the demolition of many Hindu temples that were built without proper government sanction and hence faced criticisms.
He is one of those leaders who believes in development and promotes business and industries with an open mind.
He supports revival Anti-Terror Legislations.
Gujarat is a no-alcohol state under his governance.
To sum it up, Narendra Modi with his ideologies, vision and work has set clear example of his capabilities. Gujarat is the proof. His decisions are firm and he has an uncorrupt picture, till date. However, his picture as a communal leader is a matter of concern for the muslim population of India.
On the other hand Rahul Gandhi is yet to prove things. He has mostly been seen as the cribbing child complaining about the BSP government of Uttar Pradesh where he holds his seat.
It is a fact that even after being in the ruling party of the nation, Congress leaders are always occupied explaining and justifying and making promises. No humongous development has taken place since Congress came to power. On the contrary there has been price-hike be it petrol or food. Stands have not been clear on national security issues and issues related to Indian and Chinese borders and Chinese intrusions. Terror attacks are condemned and forgotten but no effective measures have been taken so far.
The UID card has been an utter failure which has been declared by one of the leaders of Congress itself. Hundreds of crores of money seem to be going down the drain if it is finally declared the UID card is inappropriate technically and incapable ID and Address proof for Indians.
In such scenario, it would be astonishing if Rahul Gandhi’s magic works for Congress. He may be the most eligible bachelor of India but how good would he be as a leader is yet unknown and there might be some people who might love to give him a chance and thereby support Congress in the 2014 elections.
BJP on the other hand cannot just bank upon Narendra Modi and his Gujurat achievements to win 2014 elections. Acquisitions of being corrupt has been put on both Congress and BJP MLAs and leaders. Though Narendra Modi is clear of any monetary corruption issues , his image as a Hindu Leader and allegations of 2002 Gujurat riots will surely distract the muslim population and the population considering him communal.
Both Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi are visionary leaders and very impressive speakers but while Narendra Modi has already shown his worth on state – level, Rahul Gandhi has yet and a lot to do. Well the communal picture of BJP and Modi is the major disadvantage of Narendra Modi which may work for Congress and Rahul Gandhi’s benefit.
Now it would be the results of 2014 elections which would clear out whether the nation is willing to experiment with yet another young Gandhi or they would prefer Modi who has been a true leader in terms of development but has failed miserably as a leader of all but the muslims of India.
Are Shoes selling real cheap in Dehradun ?
Some days back it was Arvind Kejriwal and today, 23rd January 2012, its Rahul Gandhi who faced similar agitation where an individual hurled shoe at Rahul while he was addressing a rally there.
‘After – Incident’ stories remaining the same where the accused got caught by the cops and political leader stated the incident as ‘unfortunate ’ . The eye catching fact is , these incidents have become so common these days that even the News Sites do not bother elaborating the news and end it in a line or two.
As the dates of U.P. elections are nearing by , the more is louding up the “Trumpets of the Elephants”(BSP), “the Rings of the Cycle Bells”(SP),”the Claps of the Hands”(Congress) and the Beauty and “Incense of the Lotus flower”(BJP).
Reminders of developments (so what ? if just the parks and the statues ) by the ruling party is getting louder.
Other contesting parties also recall the surprise visits , they (their leader) made by suddenly barging into farmers house(of course with the media) for dinner and pretending to be disghusted with the present conditions of the farmers( as if , if they win, will give bungalows to the farmers ).
And some would not talk what they did and what others did not but directly come to the point that if they win the elections, what gifts can the citizens expect.
The embarassing fact about Political Elections in our country is, we are made to choose between the Bad, Worse and the Worst and once we select best of the lott, it is the Bad Party which turns Worst and the cycle goes on!
Raj Thackerey in the news again ?
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief – Raj Thackeray supported MNS members attacking the offices of the Central Board of Film Censors on 14th November 2011 at around 4pm in opposition to the demand they made, months back, to the board, to include at least one Marathi Manus in the board to censor Marathi movies.
Is it not enough to know the guidelines and follow the same while judging movies ? Is it that important to include atleast one “Maharashtrian” from theatre or Marathi cinema ?
Well, supporting the move of his party members ransacking some offices just because they do not agree to their party’s request cannot be appreciated. Are there no other ways the MNS finds suitable other than voilent attacks , be it on the North Indian rickshaw and taxi drivers or destroying office properties ?
Is Anna Hazare’s non-voilent methods of fasting and raising support not an example of better way of keeping one’s point ?
Also speaking on Rahul Gandhi’s rally in Phulpur, Utter Pradesh, he claimed Rahul Gandhi was ill-informed about U.P. after Rahul made a comment that for how long youths from the state need to go and beg for work in Maharashtra ,pointing at the lack of employment opportunities in the state .
Thackeray viewed that the people of Utter Pradesh must ask Rahul what his party had done for the state in the past so many years for the state as every member of the Gandhi family, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and even Rahul himself have been elected from UP and Congress party had got opportunities to rule the state for decades in the past. The question raised on Rahul Gandhi and Congress is worth giving a thought !
Is it right to claim the present government of Mayawati as the sole reason of sufferings in Utter Pradesh? What about the governments prior to this ? Did the political parties prior to Mayawati’s BSP do their share of work ?