Gen V.K. Singh to take on Sonia Gandhi in Rae Bareli?

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  1. arnabmit

    arnabmit Homo Communis Indus Senior Member

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    Gen to take on India’s most powerful lady?

    Will it be General (Retired) VK Singh versus Sonia Gandhi in Rae Bareli in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls?

    The former Army Chief has discussed the idea with top BJP leaders, who are “excited” at the thought of having a high voltage battle in the pocket borough of the Nehru-Gandhi family. “The former Army Chief was earlier interested in testing electoral waters from Bhiwani in Haryana, his home State. But, Singh realises that the Jat-dominated constituency may not be a winnable seat for Singh, a Thakur,” sources privy to the development told The Pioneer.

    Rae Bareli and the neighbouring constituencies of Central UP have a sizable Thakur population. Sources said Singh, also believed his entry into politics would be grand if he took on the Congress chief in her den. Singh could not be contacted as he is in the US for the last two weeks. Singh met three top BJP leaders in the last couple of months to explore possibilities of contesting from Rae Bareli on a BJP ticket. BJP leaders are also “positive” about his proposal, sources claimed adding, “The BJP would suitably accommodate Singh even if he lost the battle against Gandhi.”

    Singh is currently leading an anti-corruption campaign along with social activist Anna Hazare and is expected to visit Rae Bareli soon. Sources claimed Singh could lay bare his political intentions around October 11, the birth anniversary of legendry leader Jaiprakash Narayan who steered the most effective anti-Congress campaign in Indian history.

    The Rae Bareli Parliamentary constituency consists of Bachhrawan (SC), Harchandpur, Rae Bareli, Sareni and Unchahar Assembly segments. As Congress candidate from Rae Bareli, Gandhi had polled over 4.80 lakh votes in the 2009 elections and her victory margin was over 3.72 lakhs. However, the Congress faced a humiliating defeat in the 2009 Assembly elections. It stood third in Bachhrawan, Rae Bareli, Sareni and Unchahar and second in Harchandpur Assembly segments.

    The BJP candidate from Rae Bareli got just a little over 25,000 votes in the 2009 elections and the party feel the retired general would substantially reduce Gandhi’s victory margin. With Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi taking centre stage and his trusted aide Amit Shah managing UP affairs for the party, BJP leaders hope Gandhi would face the toughest electoral battle of her political career in the next poll.
     
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    arnabmit Homo Communis Indus Senior Member

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    I am so very happy and elated at this news! This has been my desire for long!

    If NDA wins, I hope he gets the Defence Portfolio...

    Indian Armed Forces will then witness a preparedness and modernization spree like never before!

    @Ray @Decklander @Kunal Biswas @Singh
     
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  4. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Will be interesting but the dirty tricks dept will do something to upset the apple cart!

    There is a requirement to have someone who understand defence so that all this bunkum given my Minsters are contested!
     
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    sob Moderator Moderator

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    We had one General ( B.C.Khanduri) who worked wonders with the Highway Authorities and another General in the next Govt. would be wonderful.
     
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    Vishwarupa Senior Member Senior Member

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    sonia Gandhi might think of contesting elections from Bellary also.
     
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    drkrn Senior Member Senior Member

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    no need to mention B.c.Khanduri still holds the best performance record till now in highway building.none from congress is near to his level
     
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    pankaj nema Senior Member Senior Member

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    Easy mate ; Not so fast

    In Politics things are not that easy

    For eg what portfolio would other seniors like Jaswant Singh or Ravi Shankar Prasad get

    There are Only FOUR Important portfolios ie Defence ; Finance ; External Affairs And Home

    And now look at the Possible list of candidates
     
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    pankaj nema Senior Member Senior Member

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    Gen V K Singh has to get his case Reinvestigated ie His Date of Birth being changed

    So he needs the full support of the Govt

    By contesting from Rai Barely they are looking to tie down Sonia Gandhi
    as The Congress will become Nervous

    Then Sonia will have to spend more time in Rai Bareily

    But she will scrape through
     
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    Given the long tenure of VK Singh in the arms forces, and the number of arms deals he has had some degree of oversight over, then it is not inconceivable that a few well-timed scandals may pop up in the media over the next few months.
     
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    Yes. It will happen as soon as they declare he will contest opposite Queen Bee...
     
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    Congress is a specialist in defaming and bringing the innocent to justice rather than bringing the culprits........

    They will try all sorts of tricks to bring down General Singh.....
     
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    t_co Senior Member Senior Member

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    And even if he wins, so what?

     
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    It will be the worst defeat for congress which will make the people of India that the time has come to overthrow the congress party which has been deceiving the citizens of India for more than 6 decades....
     
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    It's interesting that I find you more and more interested in internal Indian affairs with each passing day. Please don't tell me you find Indian affairs interesting these days?
     
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    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    I thought he was with AAP.

    BJP made there own general lose in uk because he didn't let others loot.
     
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    drkrn Senior Member Senior Member

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    those pop ups will irk the defence minister saint antony too.congress cant risk their no.2 sincere person in such a brawl
     
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    drkrn Senior Member Senior Member

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    in every state we have members of legislative council which will have representation from every society of the state.teachers,doctors, lawyers

    even rajya sabha get people nominated from every society of the country.

    why doesn't any party nominate people from defence???there should be some reservations made to give in their presence
     
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    Congress wouldn't blink at all if the choice was down to Sonia or Saint Antony.
     

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