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. 🙂