Despite prime minister Narendra Modi’s largely attended succesful public meetings in Gujarat and the declaration of various over ambitious projects worth 1600 crores, the over confident central and state BJP leadership today suffered a heavy jolt when one of the Patidar leaders’ who had recently left Hardik Patel and joined BJP, all of a sudden convened a hurried press conference and dropped a bombshell against the state ruling party’s top leadership revealing how he has been offered a whopping amount of Rs one crore to join BJP. n Narendra Patel who comes from a modest middle class background literally presented wads of 10 lac rupees notes given to him as first instalment in front of electronic news channels thus exposing the ugly face of the Gujarat BJP leadership which is now being prominently aired and exhibited in all the news channels of the country.
A hard core associate of a prominent Patidar leader of Gujarat Hardik Patel, namely Nikhil Sawani had also recently joined BJP but left it after few days accusing it of deceit and betrayel. These two developments in a row in just a week’s time have given Gujarat state BJP a huge jolt whose national leadership boasts itself as being entirely blot free and pious as washed in milk. Watching the rallies of Congress vice president and scion of Nehru Gandhi family drawing excessive crowds and the closeness of highly popular and influential leader of Patidar Patel communities towards Rahul Gandhi and Congress not only has the BJP’ s chief AMIT SHAH and Prime minister Modi has made Gujarat election their prestige issue but have also made number of populist announcements worth 1600 crores in addition to highly over ambitious projects like high speed bullet train and Narmada dam.
Not only this but the BJP leadership preferred encouraging defection from the Patidar camp against huge monetary favours. The party also suffered a huge jolt when a prominent Rajput and OBC leader Alpesh Thakur joined Congress thus posing a direct threat to BJP IN GUJRAT. Meanwhile it is learnt that the Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has sought the services of a election strategist who brought US President Ronald Reagan on the saddle of power in America. It may be recalled that during the recently held Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat, the central and state BJP did their best to defeat the political secretary to Sonia Gandhi Ahmed Patel who was the RS nominee of Congress by encouraging horse trading in which few Congress MLAs’ finally joined BJP but Anmed Patel won at the last. Political.analysts say that now BJP is also taking the same route as the Congress used to take while in power.
In Uttarakhand and UP the BJP had engineered defections and the defectors of other parties that used to abuse the latter have been awarded with ministerships in Uttarakhand as well as UP thus undermininig their own hard core activists and leaders.