Is MahaGathbandhan Answer to Growing Modi Power?

Is MahaGathbandhan Answer to Growing Modi Power?

Political alliance without ideological oneness will not take opposition anywhere. History is testimony to the opportunistic alliance and current political scenario is no different. Post-independence, India has witnessed three big civil-political movements. These movements were mostly result of strong voice against the incumbent government.

In past, we have witnessed three major political parties emerging out of movement against the incumbent government – Janta Party, Janta Dal and the Aam Admi Party. We all know what happened to Janta Party, Janta Dal and to the ideology for which the leaders were fighting. We also know that the politicians born out of 1977 and 1989 movements have looted our nation in best of their capacities. We are also witnessing the same trend with Aam Admi Party.

It will not be wrong to say that Politics is game of mathematical equation. In my views the Political-Mathematical equation is also function emotional connect. 

The first Voice of civil-political revolution was championed by Jayaprakash Narayan, Satyendra Narayan Sinha, Jivatram Kripalani, Biju Patnaik and Morarji Desai, and other political leaders who were imprisoned during emergency. These political leaders joined hands to form Janta Party. This movement (movement of 1977 – the voice against the incumbent government) had given birth to the current political leaders like Lalu Prasad Yadav, Mulayam Singh, Nitish Kumar, Ram Vilas Paswan, and many others. I am sure the soul of Ram Manohar Lohia and Jayprakash Narayan, and others must be ashamed of some of their star followers. They must be ashamed of the way the star followers have changed their ideology in name of politics, and are indulged in mass corruptions, and looting of national wealth. 

In 1989, the second voice of change was championed by V P Singh. He united regional parties such as the Telugu Desam Party, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, and the Asom Gana Parishad under the umbrella of Janta Dal. it will not be wrong to say that the movement witnessed its decline much before the civil-political movement gained prominence. This movement was not as strong a movement as the Janta Party movement. In 1989, there was not an ideological fight. The alliance was primarily alliance of convenience, an alliance against the incumbent government, an alliance based on anti-congress ideology.

One can try and define it in many other ways but in my view the reality is that the VP Singh movement was as a strong movement against the incumbent government. It was not built on the framework of strong ideology. It was an opportunistic alliance against the incumbent government and hence it disintegrated much before the movement started. We witnessed the sign of disintegration soon after its integration and coming to power. The formidable alliance in the form of Janata Dal disintegrated into various largely regional parties – Samajwadi Party, Janata Dal (Secular), Janata Dal (United), Rashtriya Janata Dal, Indian National Lok Dal, Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya), Biju Janata Dal, Rashtriya Lok Dal, Lok Janshakti Party, Samata Party, Socialist Janata (Democratic) Party. Today they keep coming up and try and integrate as a ‘Janta Parivar’

In 2011-2012 we witnessed another civil-political movement in the form of anti-corruption movement in India – India Against Corruption. The prime goal of the movement was the introduction of the Jan Lokpal bill. The leaders of India Against Corruption Movement has also betrayed the aspirations of common man as it happened in other two movements.

The members of India Against Corruption founded a political party – Aam Admi Party which was structured on certain ideology, clarity and cleanliness in political conduct.  The party and the founder today has murdered ideology and the essence of the movement called Aam Admi. The movement which could have been the game changer is struggling for its survival. The movement which once united India beyond the cast, creed and religion is struggling to find its identity. The movement with which every Indian, once associated with is struggling to keep its member united.

It is observed that the political party which is born out of the movement also has political ambitions like any other corrupt political parties. Aam Admi Party, like most of the other political parties born out of such movement, lacks ideology, clarity and cleanliness in political conduct.

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Modi's Brand Ambassadors in Uttar Pradesh

Modi’s Brand Ambassadors in Uttar Pradesh

Today we will witness history in making when BJP Hardliner Hindutva leader, Yogi Adityanath will take oath as head of state. He would head first BJP government in Uttar Pradesh in 15 years.

The 44-year-old saffron-clad Yogi of the Gorakhpur mutth is a firebrand hindu leader.

It is told that Five-term MP from Gorakhpur and a hardline Hindutva leader Adityanath was a unanimous choice of the party’s 312 MLAs and that Adityanath himself asked for the two deputies – Keshav Prasad Maurya, and Dinesh Sharma.

The beauty of these three candidates is that none of them incidentally is an elected member of the UP Assembly. They represent three different strong caste base in UP – OBC, Brahmins, and Thakurs.

I see this as master stroke by Modi and Amit Shah. A precursor to 2019 election. The team UP is the brand ambassador of the brand Modi. A statement made bold and clear to the citizens of UP and India. We all will witness rhe impact of the bold decision. The fate of Modi in all future elections will also be based on the decision the team UP makes.

In my views lot is riding on these three individuals – Dinesh Sharma, keshav prasad Morya, and Yogi Adiyanath.

Dinesh Sharma has been Lucknow Mayor, wonderful organization builder and administrator. He is a professor in the commerce department at University of Lucknow.

It is said that He is a sincere and quiet worker. He is also admired by both Hindus and Muslims in the state capital. He is probably the only soft-spoken, friendly, good-natured face among the leadership.

He is Brahmin face of the UP government. UP is, probably, the only state in India where Brahmins have vote share in double digits. The Brahmins vote share in UP is excess of 12 percent and this move to my knowledge is to consolidate the Brahmin vote bank.

Keshav Prasad Maurya, BJP state chief, is relatively young, energetic, and organization builder. He is also RSS karyakarta.

In my views appointment of a RSS karykarta as deputy CM will send a positive message to RSS cadre. The cadre with this move will feel happy, hopeful and engaged.

It is also said that Maurya was once a chaiwallah and a newspaper vendor before he joined the RSS. He just not come from the humble background but also is the face of OBC in UP which collectively controls 40 percent vote share. Maurya as deputy CM will also make the OBCs of the UP happy and hopeful.

Yogi Adityanath is Hardliner Hindutva leader, and is known for his strong pro-Hindu views. The Yogi is mathematics graduate, which probably gives us comfort that yogi’s views will not only be just religious but will have some element of analytics and reasoning into it.

He is just 44 and have been elected 5 times as MP from Gorakhpur. He also has image of always approachable and helpful to the citizens of Gorakhpur.

Yogi will help BJP polarize the vote bank and consolidate the hindu votebank. Moreover, he will also help attract the strong SP Yadav vote bank. He will also attract Thakur vote bank.

In my views Yogi with help of Triple-Talak will also attract women Muslim vote bank.

The team UP is designed to win election 2019 as BJP has got itself a Thakur candidate and a strong Hindu face -Adityanath, RSS Pracharak and an OBC candidate – Maurya and a Brahmin face Dinesh Sharma as the face of its government in the state.

These three candidates will help BJP increase vote share in UP but the team have to work hard and demonstrate that they have not deviated from the development agenda. As of now, we can only hope that Team UP will be focused on the development and not on polarizing voters and popular-religious activities.

For all those who don’t believe in team UP, remember we as of now have no other option but to believe what Adityanath promised. He promised to follow Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ agenda, and strive for “good governance”.

I wish UP great governance, and law & order.

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