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.
Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, junior minister for food processing, has attracted opposition and media attraction after her hate and abusive speech against Muslims and Christians in a rally in Delhi. The opposition demanded her immediate removal. Although, she apologized in the parliament stating she had no intention to hurt anyone’s sentiments, PM Modi warned all the BJP leaders not to address the nation.
While,PM Modi is busy enhancing his image as a pro-development PM of India from pro-Hindu CM of Gujarat, controversies like this are surely playing killjoy in his efforts.
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 ?