Friday, October 10, 2014
Modi's shrewd plodder outgrows Shiv Sena
Have you anytime scrutinized Modi’s picture anywhere, say on hoarding, newspapers and election campaign posters or simply in photo frames. An elegant looking, confident posture, affirmative stance and extraordinary guileless personality. Can a man of this stature fear the wrangle caused by the recent separation of Shiv Sena? In politics no one is your permanent friend or foes and so this party now acts like a bête-noir of BJP, after snapping the tie. Since then, the Shiv Sena has accused Modi for his election campaign in Maharashtra’s assembly election that he unnecessarily drains the state coffer for spending money for his high profile rallies. They say that, if he has that much mass appeal, he should have relaxed in Delhi instead of attending on an average twenty five rallies in different parts of Maharashtra. Simply, they are not able to suppress their anger of frustration and publicly outcry; otherwise can a sensible party leader comment like that? Further, the opposition parties, which mainly includes MNS howl that Modi wants to divide Maharashtra separating Mumbai from the state. You will be startled to observe his reaction to the said allegation. He said that till the time, he is at the helm of affairs in Delhi, he ensures that Mumbai is an undivided part of Maharashtra. Just to see his posture when he reacts to this allegation, a firm, polite, but with a stentorian voice.
The Congress leaders already understand that they are in the slough of defeat and so now engage in the activities of spreading lies and rumors on cotton and onion, which, of course, they did for the past ten years. Of course, they do not have any other option, because in the past ten years, they have not established their credits to flourish the progress of this state much. The other opponents, namely MNS beseech the gatherings in the rallies to take utmost care against the impending division of Maharashtra, which is a baseless political stunt only. The past government led by the Congress is taking the said strategy is basically to save their party's existence and divert the focus as they did not have any concrete evidence of good governance in Maharashtra in the recent past. Further, Modi simply refutes all these allegations with his convincing style and firmly says in the rallies that his party BJP will be in a position to rule this financial capital after the election results are declared to make Maharashtra as one of the most prosperous states in India.
In his rallies, he lambasted the Congress for the cotton and onion farmers’ suicide in the past couple of years. He also urged the people to rip the mask of these leaders and punish these murderers. He emphatically expressed his views to release Maharashtra from the clutch of these selfish leaders and franchise freely to liberate Maharashtra and celebrate the liberation day for the state on October 15
In almost all fronts, say, GSDP (Gross State Domestic Product) growth to provide employment and also to increase the number of establishments, Maharashtra is ahead of even Modi’s Gujarat. So, Modi is campaigning fiercely to rout his opponents in this election so that after the election, he can concentrate more to the upliftment of the economical and social progress of this state, which was almost stagnant during the past couple of years.
Now, what transpires behind the curtain in this split-up between the BJP and the Shiv Sena. The new leadership under the stewardship of Modi has decided to snap the tie of 25 year old relationship. Modi was not interested to succumb the unwanted pressure of Shiv Sena. While the old leaders of the BJP were not that unkind to this party, but the new breed of BJP, which includes Modi was not at all comfortable to muse Uddhav Thackeeray’s aspiration for the coveted post of the Chief Minstership. Further, for the past few months, the Shiv Sena was doing all the negative campaigns against Modi through their mouthpiece Saamna. This continuous provocation and stringent criticism of Modi and RSS Chief as well as the demand for the post of CM ultimately snapped the friendship band.
The BJP was also initially not in favor to end its electoral pact with the Shiv Sena because of later’s massive success in the last Lok Sabha polls, but the situation and the continuous criticism spoiled the relationship. The seat sharing and the adjustment did not materialize and ultimately both the parties now fight the ensuing election slated on the 15th instant on their respective identities. But to my mind, since, Modi is an astute and shrewd politician and have a tremendous mass appeal, he knows how to fight an election better than anybody and so, the Shiv Sena alone will not be able to garner a clean majority. And eventually, they will be forced to make a rat-tat to the ajar door of their desire to take part in the future ministry and to have some portfolios under the consideration of the BJP. Contrarily, if BJP wins the election and fall short of a majority, then they have to take the help of their old friends to form ministry to keep the arch rival Congress and NCP at bay. It is but natural that neither Congress nor NCP or their combination can form a government in Maharashtra for another term.
So, pre election bickering and criticism of Modi by Shiv Sena, may be their strategical deployment of their political stunt, but they have to forge their relationship again with the BJP to be a partner of a probable coalition state government.
What a superb role Modi has played? Whether you decide to be away from him or attach with him, you have to depend on him to ensure to remain in power in Maharashtra.. Metaphorically, It is like the adage, ‘’you can either love him or hate him, but you cannot ignore him.’’