Modi sickness hits Goa beach

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  1. Ray

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    Modi sickness hits Goa beach

    - Advani stays away on first day, CM backers pin hope on Sangh directive


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    Panjim, June 7: L.K. Advani managed to cast a pall on the opening day of the BJP’s session in Goa where Narendra Modi was expected to be anointed the party’s spearhead for the next general election.

    Advani did not show up for today’s office-bearers’ meeting on the eve of the two-day national executive session because of a “stomach upset and weakness”.

    Late tonight, a source said Advani might skip the entire three-day event. The source said a decision on Advani’s trip to Goa would be taken tomorrow morning at 10, “depending on medical advice and his condition that does not appear bright”.

    If Advani does skip the full session, it will be the first time he would have kept away from such an event since the BJP was formed in 1980.

    The expectation here was that Advani, who stepped into patriarchal shoes after ill health kept Atal Bihari Vajpayee from public life, would personally ratify the move to anoint Modi as head of the campaign committee for the approaching general election.

    Sushma Swaraj, Advani’s closest political confidant, reportedly stressed to party president Rajnath Singh that he must not announce anything “major” in the absence of the veteran. She herself made a point by arriving late at the office-bearers’ meeting this afternoon.

    Advani also ensured that his loyalists Uma Bharti, Jaswant Singh, Shatrughan Sinha and B.C. Khanduri stayed away in “solidarity”. An Uttar Pradesh MP, Yogi Adityanath, brought cheer by rooting for Advani for Prime Minister.

    Other than Sushma and Adityanath, few of these acolytes are political heavy-hitters but they did manage to spoil the mood. “The mood inside was dismal. We can’t believe the Advani-Modi vibes are so bad,” a source said.

    BJP sources said the RSS could be the only catalyst now. The Sangh has decided to “bless” Modi’s projection.

    Sources said Sangh functionaries were “closely watching” Advani’s responses. If they concluded it was not “worth their while” indulging Advani, they could “direct” Rajnath to announce Modi’s name as the campaign panel head in the next two days. “The Sangh is not amused,” a source said.

    RSS joint general secretary Suresh Soni had met Rajnath on Thursday. Soni is said to have agreed “in principle” to Modi’s anointment.

    M. Venkaiah Naidu today told journalists that Advani was “unwell”. A member of Advani’s family called Rajnath yesterday and said he felt “weak” from the Delhi heat and would skip the first day’s meeting.

    “It would be untrue to say that Advani is not disturbed with the kind of drum-beating (for Modi as the party’s candidate for Prime Minister) that is going on,” a party source said. “Remember, this is a country where (then Congress president) Dev Kant Barooah had said, ‘India is Indira, Indira is India’ (during the Emergency). Indira was routed in the elections that followed.”

    The source added: “In Atalji’s case, the process happened naturally and had a flavour that is cherished even today. Drum-beating does not necessarily ensure electoral success.”

    A minority in the BJP believes that Modi’s projection could see either a spurt in seats, or stagnation and even a fall, especially if the Muslims rallied behind the Congress.

    Advani’s absence did not deter Modi’s growing band of cheerleaders today. Last evening, the meeting’s host and Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar had started the chorus in favour of his Gujarat counterpart’s elevation.

    In 2009, Parrikar, short-listed by the Sangh as a candidate for BJP president, had blown his prospects by comparing Advani to “pickle gone sour” and advising him to ride into the political sunset.

    Smriti Irani, Rajya Sabha member and the central BJP’s minder for Goa, has claimed a “groundswell of positive sentiments” in Modi’s favour.

    Ironically, Advani was Modi’s prime endorser when the Gujarat chief minister was up against the wall 11 years ago. That too was in Goa and Modi’s continuance as chief minister was opposed by then Prime Minister Vajpayee.

    On the eve of the April 2002 national executive meeting, BJP ally Telugu Desam had lobbed a bombshell by demanding Modi’s removal in view of the February-March violence against Muslims in Gujarat.

    Brajesh Mishra, Vajpayee’s closest aide in the Prime Minister’s Office, had suggested that Modi’s removal was a given. Modi stayed away from the first day’s meeting to facilitate “free and frank” discussions.

    To Vajpayee’s shock, his closest political confidant, Pramod Mahajan, gave the first shout in Modi’s favour saying he would not quit no matter who wanted him to. The rest of the pack followed. Vajpayee stood isolated. Advani had put up the members to back Modi.

    Over a decade later, the roles have reversed in Goa.

    Modi sickness hits Goa beach

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    One cannot help but wonders wassup!

    Now, Advani is the patriarch of the BJP. If indeed he does not want Modi to be leading the BJP into 2014, he should be bold enough to indicate it openly so that the rank and file gets the message.

    Not doing that, he is merely giving 'indication' through veiled statements and showing pet peeves.

    That is hardly a way a leader should act and he called MMS a weak leader!

    Poor old fuddy duddy has a stomach upset. Little does he realise he is upsetting the BJP's apple cart.

    Uma Bharati is no aficionado of Advani, but she was rehabilitated back into the BJP with Advani's blessing and so she is caught in a bind. She does not want to oppose him, nor displease Modi. So the best way to avoid taking side is by going through the charade of sickness.

    Sushma Swaraj is Advani's favourite and she is stellar leader in her own right and has been in central politics for years. She naturally does not want to get sidelined in the PM race. Her displeasure and late show is understandable.

    Jawant Singh has actually no standing as such, but he is beholden to Advani for his rehabilitation after that fiasco with the book of his and he being most unceremoniously shown the door.

    Shatrugan Singh it was said was in hospital for genuine reason.

    All this shenanigans are interesting to watch from the sideline, but it will go seriously wrong for the BJP.

    That said, it would have been better for the UPA to have celebrated this internal tussle of the BJP with a thundering silence rather than going at it in a cheap, and almost juvenile way, as what Renuka Chaowdhary has done. But then Renuka Chowdhari is more drama and juvenile antics than to be taken seriously.

    The pot oils over and 2014 will be a real suspense thriller!

    May the best side win who can amuse the public further!
     
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    These people are idiots. Keep infighting, and you will never get anything. Retarded bunch.
     
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    One thing goo about the Congress is that there is no such infighting.

    Leadership is ordained and so there is less confusion.

    However, if Rahul G is declared the PM candidate, it will be advantage BJP inspite of all the leadership fracas of theirs!

    But the Congress is wise.

    Mums the word! ;)
     
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    why is Modi sitting at 13 th line in their Goa meeting?
     
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    I think he believes what Pranab Mukherjee has said - that 13 is a lucky number as per Hindu something or the other!

    That is why Mukherjee gave his son his house with No 13! ;)
     
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    How 13 is lucky for Pranab Mukherjee

    How 13 is lucky for Pranab Mukherjee | NDTV.com

    Unlucky number '13' happens be lucky for Pranab Mukherjee
    Sunday, Jul 22, 2012, 21:43 IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI
    Mukherjee was elected as the 13th President, got married on July 13, 1957, has been living at the 13 Talkatora Road residence and his office in Parliament was in room 13.

    Number 13, considered 'unlucky', has turned out to be lucky for Pranab Mukherjee who was elected as the country's 13th President on Sunday.

    Mukherjee, was elected to the Lok Sabha for the first time on May 13, 2004.

    The 76-year-old leader got married on July 13, 1957.

    He has been living at the 13 Talkatora Road residence for several years despite being entitled to a bigger house.

    Incidentally, as Leader of the Lok Sabha for eight long years during which he played the chief trouble shooter for the UPA, his office in Parliament was in room 13.

    Interestingly, '13' also figures in the vote value of 7,13,763 he polled.

    http://www.dnaindia.com/india/1718403/report-unlucky-number-13-happens-be-lucky-for-pranab-mukherjee
     
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    fools will mess up their chance at 2014 also.
     
  9. trackwhack

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    What happened in Karnataka seems to be happening on a national scale. This is where the congress scores. They at least pretend to be united.
     
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    Surprisingly, nobody aggressively asks them who's your PM candidate. Media is in pocket of Congress.
     
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    I just wish Humans never existed, they are scum of the Universe .... they keep God busy :lol:.. my bad
     
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    That was an entirely different cup of tea - Congress did an MNS of sorts in Kar by splitting BJP into BJP, KJP , BSRC. Yeddyurappa was harassed through Congress agent Governor and ultimately left BJP.

    Congress OTOH has far worse ways of change in guard - Sonia Gandhi became Congress President when they locked up 80+ aged Sitaram Kesri in toilet during the election and recently Congress leader allegedly did a supari on a whole crop of state level leaders in order to make place for himself in that state.

    Still BJP could do better than all this drama in in full media view.
     
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    Advani is finally making history .....

    and History may not treat it kindly...

    Sinha has no NaMonia he has Sinhanonia....
     
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    Heard BSY is on the verge of joining BJP again and also some dozen of MLAs are in contact with BSY. Fascinating time ahead. Looks like Modi is firing from all sides....

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
     
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    Saw you on twitter asking about it did research and found this.
    June 6 article Narendra Modi, BSY: BJP ready to give surprise at Goa meet? - Oneindia News

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    Yes, lot of rumours on internet but not likely.
     
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    If he comes in, BJP will surely rise in Karnataka again as people don't hate BJP but the internal politics of BJP. I always say if Modi would have tackled this yeddy situation very smartly but unfortunately he wasn't there. Now Modi is playing his A game. Won bypoll election in all previously congi owned all 6 seats, gathered support from all 3 top CM of India,got support from baseline workers, got support from leaders like Arun Jaitley, and now showing in strength like a Lion King.
     
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    If he comes in, BJP will surely rise in Karnataka again as people don't hate BJP but the internal politics of BJP. I always say if Modi would have tackled this yeddy situation very smartly but unfortunately he wasn't there. Now Modi is playing his A game. Won bypoll election in all previously congi owned all 6 seats, gathered support from all 3 top CM of India,got support from baseline workers, got support from leaders like Arun Jaitley, and now showing in strength like a Lion King.
     
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    I won't be surprised if advani is secretly with Modi right now and doing thia drama to keep the Allies in. :lol:
     
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    In-between I like how Modi spoils weekend of national media persons. No wonder they don't like Modi. :rofl:
     
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