OPINION: Nitish Kumar Vs Narendra Modi!
With the coming up of days nearer to the Lok Sabha elections, the plus-minus game, internal and external political strategy and especially the declaring of the candidate for the post of PM are the issues being discussed in the political circles...
With the coming up of days nearer to the Lok Sabha elections, the plus-minus game, internal and external political strategy and especially the declaring of the candidate for the post of PM are the issues being discussed in the political circles and among the public as well. The whole of the nation is in belief that Janata Dal (U) has taken a stand against Narendra Modi.
With the announcement of qualities for the post of PM by JD(U) in the convention at New Delhi by Nitish Kumar, Chief Minister, Bihar, one thing is clear that the difference between the JD(U) and BJP could widen with no possibility of coming close to each other. In BJP, Narendra Modi has come up as the strongest candidate for the post of PM and is likely to be presented as prospective PM, is almost final.
Narendra Modi is popular leader among certain groups and in case the BJP do not project it as “Future PM”, then there are possibilities of losing the support of such groups. Neither Nitish Kumar nor the leader of JD)U) has talked about making relations with BJP but what norms have been indicated by Nitish Kumar for PM, Modi came to close to the same. The biggest issue of impartiality which Nitish Kumar admits himself. In fact, Modi is having a blot of 2002 riots in Gujarat and there is no place for the minorities in the political strategy of Modi who has made his base with great efforts and he don’t want to lose it and he even don’t want to be a supporter of minorities with only statements. Because of this, he refused to wear the cap given by some Muslims. He is now exercising to organize functions with his speeches with mentioning anything about the minorities. On the other hand, Nitish Kumar did not talk about neutrality but he is of the view to take all supporters, well-wishers and party members alongwith him and Modi has not come close to his own expectations.
It is felt that the situation has come to clear the election strategy. The problem with the BJP is that it cannot back out on the issue of Modi. In the breaking of alliance of BJP and JD(U), the high caste may not be in favour of JD(U) but going with the Modi, there are chances of facing unexpected problems besides losing minority votes.
Modi has not shown any flexibility for taking along with him all the members and it is suspected as to how long will continue, in case he becomes the PM. But as per the message given by JD(U) to BJP, one thing is very clear that in case Modi is its candidate, it would be difficult for him to look forward for new alliance partners.
It is right time to declare the candidate for PM any political party so that the position is crystal clear of the support of alliance party to make arrangements to play the game of political math. How popular leader Modi may be among the middle-class, but he alone cannot arrange complete majority for BJP?
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