RSS backs bigger role for Narendra Modi

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  1. Galaxy

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    RSS backs bigger role for Narendra Modi

    Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi has been backed by the RSS yet again to play a bigger role at the national political stage. This was clearly spelt out by the RSS in the latest issue of its mouthpeiece Panchjanya, by stating that people outside Gujarat are “eagerly” waiting for Mr Modi. The RSS has also praised Mr Modi for his “faith in Hinduism” and promoting communal harmony in the state despite some elements desperately trying to project him as “anti-minorities” post-Godhra riots.

    “Now people of the country are waiting for him (Modi) to play a national role outside Gujarat,” the article said.

    Speculations are rife in the Sangh Parivar, including the BJP, that after the Gujarat Assembly polls which are scheduled by the end of this year, Mr Modi would be brought into the national politics. He is also touted as the Prime Ministerial candidate of his party. However, some of the top BJP leaders, it is learnt, are also eyeing for the post.

    Praising Mr Modi for his good governance and the social harmony in Gujarat, the editorial in Panchjanya said Supreme Court’s appointed SIT’s clean chit to Gujarat CM in Gulberg riot case is a “tight slap” for those who tried to “demonise” him and project him as “anti-Muslim”.

    RSS backs bigger role for Modi | Deccan Chronicle
     
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    Three days back, There was meeting between Narendra Modi, Jayalalitha and Naveen Patnaik in capital.
    http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/article3320463.ece


    I heard a theory that there is this propaganda that some parties may not support NDA if Modi will be PM candidate of BJP. The proaganda says that there are many parties like BJD which can never go with Congress,but will not come to NDA either if Modi is leader.

    Aim of these propagandists leaders is to install some "pragmatic" leader as BJP face and prevent rise of Modi since he will prevent growth of NDA. These leaders are mostly part of BJP within including Swaraj.

    Now, The theory is that Modi met JJ and Patnaik to plan a counter move - infact Jaya & Patnaik will now join NDA IF Modi is the leader. So Jaya & Patnaik will insist on making Modi the BJP face for them to join NDA. In return, if Modi wins, he has promised them good returns.

    RPI, Akali Dal, Shiv Sena, MNS, HJC already supported his candidature. Nitish issue is over-hyped. He needs BJP more than BJP needs him.

    It's my personal opinion!!
     
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    I cannot think of a better candidate.
     
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    Eyeing second term as BJP president, Nitin Gadkari faces hurdles within party


    Nitin Gadkari's ambition to spearhead the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for another three years seems to have hit a roadblock. BJP sources told Headlines Today on Thursday that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has been under pressure from a section of the BJP leadership not to propose Gadkari for another term as party president.

    It is believed that some senior leaders, including L.K. Advani, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley, have been spearheading a campaign against the leader from Nagpur who had been placed in the post by the RSS.


    In a recent interview to Headlines Today, Gadkari, whose term as the president ends in December, had hinted that he was keen on continuing as the BJP chief, but that would depend on the party. But party sources said that many BJP heavyweights do not want him to head the party anymore.

    On Tuesday, senior BJP leaders, including Advani, Swaraj and Jaitley, met RSS representatives in Delhi to discuss the issue of Gadkari's extension as the party chief. In the high level meet, the BJP leaders made it clear that the issue needed to be discussed individually with the party leaders and not openly.

    On Wednesday also BJP's national general secretaries and secretaries held talks with the RSS leaders. However, the party tried to downplay the matter.

    "We met today to discuss the organisational matters... It is an internal issue of the party. Beyond that I cannot say anything," party spokesman Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday.

    Another spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said, "There are no differences among the party leaders over the issue of next president."

    Gadkari's stocks with the RSS are believed to have gone down for various decisions taken recently. The move to induct tainted former Uttar Pradesh minister Babu Singh Kushwaha -- a BSP deserter -- just before the assembly polls was opposed by most party leaders.

    Gadkari's decision to support businessman Anshuman Mishra and ignore party heavyweight S.S. Ahluwalia for the Rajya Sabha seat in Jharkhand had also left BJP leaders fuming. Moreover, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is not even on talking terms with Gadkari after the latter's decision to re-induct tainted BJP leader Sanjay Joshi.

    Snubbed by Gadkari earlier, Ahluwalia has now been given a ticket to contest Rajya Sabha election from Jharkhand. The veteran leader seemed to have the last laugh.

    "I earlier did not want to contest Rajya Sabha polls as I did not have enough money," Ahluwalia said taking a dig at the party leadership.

    Eyeing second term as BJP president, Nitin Gadkari faces hurdles within party : West News - India Today

    Bottomline : RSS has changes it's stand. Earlier, it was backing Gadkari for 2nd term. Now, It's backing Modi or at least it is considering his candidature.
     
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    MNS ? BJP will be digging its grave in UP, Bihar, Jharkhand if it takes it in NDA
     
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    Nitish Kumar needs to stay as CM of Bihar for at least another 10-15 years for the state to catch up with the rest of India. With the lowest literacy rate, high infant mortality, only 16% of homes with electricity [even the second from bottom in this list UP has 36%], etc there is a lot of catching up for Bihar to do. I dont think JD(U) has another leader of the calibre of Nitish to lead Bihar in case he moves to center. No offence to Biharis - all the Biharis I have met, including the highly educated as well as not so educated, I have found to be intelligent, hard working and humble.
     
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    It''s not like they had a choice on that one..


    Tacit understanding or support from outside ?
     
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    any open pre poll alliance with MNS will harm BJP in Bihar, Jharkhand, UP. Raj is viewed very negatively there - local media in Patna, Ranchi compare him to Jinnah.
    Tactic alliance, or outside support is different.
     
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    With Jinnah...man that is a bit unfair...:lol:

    They have some legitimate concerns even though their methods are indeed bad.
     
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    Officially elections are 2 years away. If things happen as scheduled, then BJP needs to select a new Party President in early next year.

    Who should it be?

    Gadkari after Kushwaha and Abhimanya episode doesnt looks to be the man who should be BJP president during the vital Lok Sabha polls.He blunted anti- corruption agitation of BJP - something which will be the key issue in the next LS elections.

    For Modi to become Party President, he must resign from Gujarat CM post.Would this be a good move? Winning election in December and then resigning in January ? Moreover Party President has never been the Prime Ministerial candidate from BJP.
     
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    It is difficult for Modi to become BJP's PM candidate than becoming PM of India.

    People support Modi more than they support BJP.
     
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    The same was said about Vajpayee!!!!

    Let's see how the BJP's party president race shapes up.There will be a big clamor for him to be party president no doubt about that.
     

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