BJP 's Delhi Unit in Disarray prior to elections

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  1. Singh

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    Not surprising. BJP's Delhi is again witnessing infighting, and there as yet is no CM candidate. Goel has a habit of rubbing the people the wrong way. Harsh Vardhan will be weak. Jolly and Mukhi could also throw their hat in the ring. Malhotra is too old.
    Congress could score thanks to TINA factor.
    Also BJP is blatantly plagiarizing AAP's campaign ads.

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    NEW DELHI: Incessant infighting and state BJP chief Vijay Goel's unilateral approach ahead of the Delhi elections has led the party's central leadership to consider ruling out Goel as a chief ministerial nominee and look for a more acceptable face. BJP's central leadership has veered around to the view that Goel may not be able to provide the necessary stewardship to the party as he pursues a single-minded strategy to project himself as the CM-in-waiting ahead of other state leaders.


    A determined campaign by a strong section of state leaders seems to have had its effect with a consensus emerging among top BJP leaders over the need to ensure a cooperative approach within the Delhi unit ahead of the poll battle that will be read for its national implications. Sources said the BJP national general secretary in charge of organization, Ram Lal, is expected to prepare the ground for former Delhi minister Harsh Vardhan as a likely consensus candidate capable of uniting the warring factions.

    Wary of the Delhi poll turning out to be a version of the Karnataka elections, where internal rebellion gave a decisive advantage to the Congress, a poll management committee that signals changed equations can be in the works.

    Meanwhile, Goel maintains that there is no infighting in the party and a few people with vested interests are deliberately trying to convert it into an issue. His detractors do not agree, with a senior leader saying: "We are expecting a repeat of the 2008 polls. The party did not declare the then party president, Harsh Vardhan, as chief ministerial candidate and instead projected V K Malhotra, then MP, as the party's choice for chief minister."

    Leaders close to Goel claim those reportedly unhappy with the state chief have been attending their functions. "Just last week, both Goel and Dr Harsh Vardhan were together in a youth programme. All other leaders, like Aarti and Vijay Jolly, too, have been coming for his mandal level functions," said a source close to Goel.

    Goel's unilateral style of functioning has seen senior leaders keep away from consultations held last week by senior leader Nitin Gadkari who has been given the responsibility of overseeing the Delhi unit ahead of elections due in November.

    The ire of leaders opposed to Goel has grown with the state unit chief launching a "presidential style" campaign against chief minister Sheila Dikshit without involving any other party seniors. The posters put up by his supporters only smack of self-projection, his critics say.

    Unprepared to accept any ambiguity, factions opposed to Goel have been forcing the BJP central leadership's hand by making it amply evident that they cannot work with the state chief. They have made it plain that Goel will find no support from them.

    An against-the-odds win will be a huge boost for the Congress ahead of the Lok Sabha elections as it will allow the party to argue that the BJP's campaign against the Congress on poor governance and corruption has failed with the voters.


    Harsh Vardhan may be BJP's CM candidate - The Times of India
     
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  3. sob

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    Either Arun Jaitely takes over the Delhi unit or it is time that Sidhu is imported in. Kirti Azad is another person looking at the importance of the migrant voters, but he is a loose cannon.

    All these old buddhas ( Malhotras, Guptas and Goels) need to be retired immediately.
     
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    Sidhu would be a good choice.
     
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    You give any state to the troika of Raavan Advani, Soorpnakha Sushma & Gaddhakari Nitin, the result will be another Karnataka.
     
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  7. Singh

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    Kirti Azad doesn't have a mass appeal neither will BJP's local leaders accept him. Jaitley is aiming for a huge role at Centre. Sidhu could be the wild card but again he will be resented by the local guys
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    Caste lobbies are also quite strong in Delhi BJP, remember 1998 elections ?
     
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    Last time there was so much infighting in the BJP they changed CMs like a bollywood heroine changes dresses. This time we are seeing the same thing that happened to BJP in 1998, no consensus and caste politics.
     
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    The so called first rung of leaders in Delhi BJP have all passed the expiry date and are not allowing the 2nd rung to come up, and this 2nd level is desperately looking forward to a leader who can give them a fighting chance. They will accept any such leader.

    Ideally Jaitely can lead the charge and later on in 2014 step down for a role in the centre but for his party's sake he has to throw his hat in the ring.

    Ideally I would like the AAP win at least 5-10 seats, they will be encouraged and keep the heat on the other dirty two.
     
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    Even the most hardcore Modi supporters in Delhi, are leaning towards AAP for State Elections and BJP for National Elections.

    How has been BJP's performance in MCD ?
     
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    @Singh, does MCD ever count. Nobody gives a shit what these idiots there are doing.

    Most of the major roads have been given over to PWD and nothing changes. PWD is in charge of CP renovation ( if you can call it) it has been going on and on- what has happened we have learned to accept CP being as dirty and as dug as always.
     
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    There are reports (or rather tweets) which say that kiran bedi may be put up by bjp. Is this correct??
     
  13. The Messiah

    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    Whats even more frightening is that BSP is getting more vote share.

    How come migrants are allowed to vote in delhi, they're voting for regional wankers :toilet:
     
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    With 60% people living in unauthorized colonies and majority being illiterate migrants with only objective of surviving by any means.....BJP can never win Delhi again! Such people combined with local businessmen are now under the clout of Con-gress! I've seen how illiterates and lower middle class votes and how their thought process works in Delhi!
     
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    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    Check out rise of bsp in delhi...they have started winning seats.

    And now imagine bhenji as cm of delhi :scared2:

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    Bhenji won't be CM for the next decade at least. Though one could say her rise to power is directly proportional to the number of UPiites migrating to Delhi. :cool:
     
  17. maomao

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    BSP has been giving tickets to anyone and everyone, these candidates are local strong / caste leaders and not BSP cader.

    However, Bhenji is any day better than Shiela or Sonia's jungle raj!
     
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