Make Modi BJP's prime ministerial candidate, Yashwant Sinha says

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  1. parijataka

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    NEW DELHI: Senior leader Yashwant Sinha on Monday fired the first shot openly pitching for declaring Narendra Modi as BJP's prime ministerial candidate in the next Lok Sabha elections, saying it will benefit the party hugely.

    Contending that he was reflecting the mood of the country and BJP workers, he advised JD(U), which has reservations on Modi because of the 2002 Gujarat riots, not to target the chief minister but take a decision after careful consideration.

    "A debate has been taking place for many days now. When I travel, there is a strong demand from common people and workers that Narendra Modi should be declared as the PM candidate as this will benefit the party. After careful thought, I have concluded that if BJP declares Modi as its PM candidate, then BJP will benefit hugely in the elections. It will have a big impact on voters. I have no doubt on this," Sinha told reporters here.

    The former external affairs minister, who had once claimed to be qualified for the top job, said the decision on the prime ministerial candidate has to be taken by the party but this is the sentiment of workers and public.

    Sinha became the first senior BJP leader to openly pitch for declaring Modi as PM candidate although the party and the leaders have been evasive on the issue.

    Modi, who held "elaborate" discussions with new BJP chief Rajnath Singh here on Sunday on the 2014 elections, himself has been parrying the question.

    On JD(U) having reservations on Modi's name, Sinha said if the ally does not support, it will be a wrong decision. "JD(U) is the oldest ally of BJP ... and it should remain in the alliance," he said. However, he took exception to JD(U) targeting Modi, saying "to target one particular person is not fair. Either the entire party is secular or the entire party is communal. Within the BJP, you cannot pick and choose. That is a flawed argument."

    He went on to add that, "within a party, you cannot say XYZ is secular and ABC is communal and we will go with XYZ and not with ABC."

    When asked about the possibility of JD(U) quitting the NDA if Modi is declared as PM candidate by BJP, Sinha said, "if any party goes, a number of parties will come ... JD(U) is absolutely free. "It is another party, it is an ally. If they take a position, they should take it only after careful consideration."


    Make Modi BJP's prime ministerial candidate, Yashwant Sinha says


    Bihari Babu makes sense...:thumb:
     
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    The knives will be out sooner than expected. JDU's needless rant against Modi is only going to back fire at them. They would gain nothing out of it as RJD and Congress both claim muslim votes. BJP would thump them in Hindu votes. What was Nitish Kumar's end game? He has already declared that he is not the PM candidate. Is it a personal rivalry?

    May be doesn't want to work under Modi. All this secular leader BS does not suit JDU, who openly supported BJP throughout the hindutva campaign. He supported Advani who is an accused in the Babri Masjid case. But he has problem with Modi who has been set free by the SIT.
     
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    Political analyst and fellow Bihari Dr. Manish Kumar explains everything in clear terms........if you isspeak Hindi!!
     
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    Excellent analysis !
     
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    KS Bye bye DFI Veteran Member

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    Please give the gist of the analysis for fellow non-Hindi speaking Modi followers.
     
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    1. Nitish doesn't want Modi to campaign in Bihar not because of lame reasons like secularism or even Muslim votebank. It's because like Nitish, Modi is an OBC. He's afraid of Modi's popularity.

    2. Modi's biggest opposition is from the BJP

    3. He narrates an incident - Modi enters a room, suddenly a BJP person from Delhi exclaims "The party is spoiled !". Immediately, another guy from Bihar retorts "Why ? The party was not spoiled due to Brahmin leaders, but its spoiled due to an OBC ?". A contradiction exists in the BJP.

    4. Usual stuff which everyone knows...
     
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    If OBCs capture BJP and RSS its game over for the likes of Nandy ,Gadkari and Swamy
     
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    As long the core values remain, I personally don't care OBC or BBC. For that matter we should be happy that he doesn't play OBC card openly like others. It's his Hindu card which brings him triumphs in all fora. Good luck NaMo!
     
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    And this is the pitfall we should avoid! We should want him for his pro-reforms/free market/better economy-Not for just religion:thumb:
     
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    It is true that Modi is an OBC, but he does not wear his caste placard around his neck.
     
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    Usual noises in Congress mouthpieces

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    Narendra Modi's rise may close NDA's doors to regional parties

    New Delhi: A day after the meeting between BJP president Rajnath Singh and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi, senior party leader Yashwant Sinha pitched hard for the latter, saying that the BJP should name Modi as its prime ministerial candidate.

    To a large section of the party, it's just a matter of time before Modi gets a larger role at the centre. Sources say that Rajnath Singh, who in his first term as party president didn't really get along with Modi, is now comfortable with the idea of making him the chairman of party's campaign committee.

    But it won't be easy for the BJP to take a decision either way on Modi. After all, giving him a larger role within the party will also have to be approved by the RSS and other NDA allies. With both groups, Modi isn't exactly 'Mr Popular', which is one reason why the party was quick to distance itself from Yashwant's statement today.

    Venkaiah Naidu and Rajnath Singh have both said that what Yashwant had said was his personal opinion and that the party will decide on the issue later.

    However, it is the second part of Sinha's statement that has created more unease within NDA's key ally, the Janata Dal (United). Sinha said that the party must accept the BJP's decision on Modi, if and when it comes, and if the JD(U) disagreed with it then "they should make sure they have taken their stand after very careful consideration".

    The JD(U), however, has not budged from its line. Party leader Shivanand Tiwari said, "Our stand remains the same. We stand for a secular leadership."

    Any greater role for the Gujarat strongman will also be watched closely by senior party leaders like Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj and LK Advani. A rise in Modi's clout may dampen the hold of this lot within the party. But most significantly, it may also permanently close doors for regional leaders like Mamata Banerjee, Naveen Patnaik and Mayawati, to consider doing any business with the NDA in future.

    Narendra Modi's rise may close NDA's doors to regional parties- Politics News- IBNLive
     
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    parijataka Senior Member Senior Member

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    Yikes! @Iamanidiot how dare you club Ashis Nandy a bious bangla krichian with bious brahmins Gadkari and Swamy , sacrilege of the highest order, you are doing minority bashing... :).
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    I really enjoy the manner in which the political parties test how the wind blows, similar to golf before a shot.

    Rhaul to VP and hence poised to be the PM and Modi as PM candidate.
     
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    A bit OT, but just to clear the air.


    Asis Nandy is the eldest of three sons of Satish Chandra Nandy and Prafulla Nalini Nandy.

    His brother is Pritish Nandy.

    Both would hardly classify to be BJP fans and be delighted to be clubbed so.

    Pritish is one class my junior and he comes from Christian family. The Nandys are from very average families and were in Calcutta, but are now in Delhi.

    They are cosmopolitan and hardly would be classified as diehard upper class (meaning caste wise) Bengalis.

    Pritish first wife was Rina, the granddaughter of a prominent Muslim CPM MLA.

    Pritish , interestingly, was also a Shiv Sena MP.

    I think Asis Nandy has married a Gujarati.
     
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    BJP without Modi as the PM candidate has minimal chances of sailing through, if any, in the coming general elections. But the timing will have to be factored in and if there are states where elections are due and BJP has much to lose, they should hold their horses on the Modi as PM candidate announcement, but then the announcement should also happen in time so that Modi gets time to make himself felt across the lengths and breaths.

    Timing of the announcement will be tricky.

    Other than that, there certainly seems to be testing of the waters with specific leaks from Rajnath's office, and Yashwant's announcement.
     
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    Bandh karo ye tamasha, Gujarat me abhi bahot sare kam jo initiate hue hai, wo sab pure kare baki hai. Kalpasar,GIFT, Dholera SIR, Narmada canals,various ports and just yesterday Surat Corporation announced its budget of 3549cr rupees which involves Tapi Riverfront, just like Sabarmati Riverfront. AMC has done a fantastic job to clean the riverbank areas. There're lots of Projects which need to be executed for small companies. :rolleyes:
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Modi is a double edged weapon.

    His track record is excellent and it has been lauded even by his political adversaries.

    However, the unrelenting anti Modi campaign over the years has had its effect on not only the Muslims, but also many Hindus, who abhor communalsim.

    Congress and its supporters have made capital of it and though no mud has yet stuck to Modi, there are many who are still skeptical.

    When Majid Menon or someone during a TV debate said that Modi did nothing when Eshan Jafri asked for help, I think it was Ms Lekhi who said that it was a Congressman who was leading the show IIRC.

    All these contradictory issues are confusing the people and there are many who would err toward the side that holds Modi as being inactive during the riots, given the dosage of anti Modi campaign over the years that the BJP has not been able to counter very successfully.

    And yet, given the manner of malgovernance of the UPA 2, poor and incompetent leadership confounded by dual leadership and statements with forked tongues, scams to include senior Ministers, the manner in which the CBI and economy oriented agencies have been employed and deployed as if seeking political vendetta, the manner in which the Lokpal bill has been subverted, the devious manner in which Anna Hazare and his movement has been sidelined and made irrelevant, that heartless manner of handling the Delhi rape case protests, the manner in which Sibal has tried to stifle dissension through his IT act, the manner in which the CBI has gone slow on scams involving Congress pets and interests, is leading up to immense disappointment that make Modi appear as the straw to clutch to by many Indians.

    In fact, the same media that went hammer and tongs against Modi seems to have mellowed down towards him.

    In short, India is confused.
     
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    well its time when bjp can take a step and use modi if the votes increase then good if not then nda can rejoin again

    desolve nda before election and rejoin it if needed


    people of india will vote against the upa that bjp should understand
     
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    Only JD(U) is mentioned. For some time past it has not been a whole hearted partner, only for the sake of power in Bihar.Elsewhere JDU is not relevant at all. But then other regional parties may join NDA.
     
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    I would not bank on that Modi will close the doors on regional parties.

    However, it might be true that many people disgusted, will back teh BJP so that some light can be seen at the end of the national tunnel, which has become too dark and desolate.

    It may not be that they believe in the BJP, but would do it out of sheer desperation that something good might come, for after all, the Vajpayee Govt did deliver even if it lost the hustings later.

    Change!

    People are fed up with the crony and corny capitalism and dynastic leadership throwing up sycophants like Digvijay and the subversion of democracy and clean politics through the use of the CBI and economic surveilling departments.

    Even the corporate world is disgusted, the mainstay of the Congress through Chidambaram and his ilk!

    India is ready to pay through its nose and suffer deprivations, provided there is efficiency in deliverance.

    Petrol hike is still absorb-able, if only there is no adulteration since without adulteration, the mileage will even out. - just and example.

    The Congress because of their dynastic sycophancy has propped up Rahul as the Great White Hope - a man who has no view of any issues that affect the nation and has done nothing beyond staying and eating at homes of the downtrodden, acting as tour guide to foreign dignitaries in Dalit homes, avoided Parliament, said nothing there of import and so on.

    India is no longer the unwashed illiterate mass that can be deluded with pleasant Ram Katha.

    The stomach is making grumbling noise. The ambition to reach the skies is too serious.

    It is time to deliver in real terms and no longer agreeable to pleasant lullabies to put people to sleep till the next hustings!

    It is a different India.

    The propped up Youth Icon, being on the wrong side of 40 and no longer the youth, is living, as the Congress is, in a Fools Paradise.

    Our Nehru Gandhi dynasty, which art in heaven,
    Hallowed be thy Name.
    Thy Kingdom come.
    Thy will be done in earth,
    As it is in heaven.
    Give us this day our daily bread.
    And forgive us our trespasses,
    As we forgive them that trespass against us.
    And lead us not into temptation,
    But deliver us from evil.
    For thine is the kingdom,
    The power, and the glory,
    For ever and ever.
    Amen.
     
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