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The hilarious pre accepted victory of the Bhartiya Janata Party in Gujarat for the fifth time in succession is undoubtedly a huge victory of the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and Gujarat pride and subsequently a massive jolt to the opposition parties particularly the undisputed 24 year old leader of the Patidar community Hardik , Alpesh and Jignesh Mewani including the most vociferous and highly spirited new Congress president Rahul Gandhi who’d made it their prestige issue to ensure the BJP’s defeat in the state, come what may, ruled by the saffron party for the last twenty two years thinking that perhaps the anti incumbency factor may work. While this victory of BJP and the prime minister can be definitely termed as historic though having secured 99 seats too less than the previous terms tally but being the fifth consecutive triumph nobody can also deny the fact that the Congress Party under the Nehru Gandhi family scion has also proved his impressive mettle by improving the party’s vote share from 44% to 48 and enhancing the seats tally from previous 61 to the present impressive 80 despite all odds and the 132 year old party’s losing spree after the BJP led NDA assumed historic majority at the centre under the prime ministership of Modi.

Congress which is constantly losing at the hands of the BJP and Narendrs Modi in Gujarat for the last 19 years had 61 MLAs last time with 6 of them having defected to BJP including former CM Shanker Singh Vaghela ditching Congress and forming his own political outfit. The prime minister Narendra Modi and the national BJP chief Amit Shah after experiencing the Congress chief, then the Vice president Rahul Gandhi’s extensive campaigning after having roped in Hardik, Alpesh and Jignesh Mewani on his side had left no stone unturned to ensure that This anti BJP alliance in the state of Gujarat is defeated hands down. About more than 40 cabinet ministers, entire office bearers of the centre and states and volunteers from all over the country were roped in to campaign and use massive funds to ensure the party’s victory as the entire media of the country and even the world was analysing and viewing this election of Gujarat and Modi pride from close quarters and had connected it with the Modi victory in the 2019 general elections. While the hard hitting Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has held and addressed more than 36 meetings in the state literally giving up the Himalayan state Himachal Pradesh to BJP, the prime minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah also addressed umpteen numbers of largely attended meetings and announced schemes worth of thousands of crores just before the implementation of the code of conduct by the Election Commission.

During the last phase of the campaigning when some of the channels started giving some credible mileage to Rahul and Congress the central and state BJP machinery geared itself to the maximum and countered the Rahul jaggernaut with full force finally standing triumphant for the fifth succesive term thus exposing the patidar leader Hardik, Alpesh Thakore and Jignesh Mewani as well. One should not forget that during his three and a half month’s tenure Modi held two summits with the Chinese president Xi Jingping and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe in Gujarat Ahmedabad and gave the Gujaraties a bullet train from Ahmedabad to Mumbai woth a whopping aid of 1.8 lakh crores inclusing direct flights from London and USA to Ahmadabad compounded with several high profile international projects.

All these achievements impressed fellow Gujaraties tremendously who voted for him enmasse expecting many more such projects to arrive in the near future. It may be recalled that having been the three term CM of the state of Gujarat and now PM of the largest democracy of the world Narendra Modi’ s charisma still exists in Gujarat and this result has amply made it clear. Modi has during his three years and eight months tenure captured 20/ 21 states of the country leaving the negligible 4 with the Congress. This constant winning spree has made it absolutely clear that his political and social charisma is fully intact and is all set for re election in 2019’s general elections. The Congress Vice president Rahul Gandhi will have to re galvanise and revitalise the party organisation at the centre and in states right up to the block level and should appear as a sole nucleus of the anti BJP opposition at the national level as individually countering the Modi effect seems to be entirely impossible in the present political scenerio. What do you say, friends?
SUNIL NEGI, PRESIDENT, UTTARAKHAND JOURNALISTS FORUM

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After winning the elections of the municipal corporations and councils including grabbing 14 mayoral seats out of total sixteen, giving two to Bahujan Samaj Party with Samajwadi Party and Congress securing a big zero in these current mayoral elections, the political morale of the saint turned politician, five term MP and the current chief minister are so high that he’d already declared the party’s victory as confirmed in the 2019 elections with prime minister Narendra Modi repeating for the second time. Political analysts say that the victory of the BJP in these local elections is primarily due to the excessive mobility, pro people actions and round the clock vigilance of the chief minister and his subordinates against the anti social and criminal elements of the state compounded with his religious and spiritual actions of celebrating the historic Deepawali while publically welcoming the cosmetic Lord Rama and Seeta in Ayodhya and assuring the people of the state on the construction of vexed Ram Temple issue, despite the matter being fully subjudiced.

In a way the prestrategic ploy of BJP and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to exploit the passions of the state electorates on majoritarianism as well as development played a crucial role in once more saffronising the entire environment of UP during this civic polls and the fact can be gauged from the reality that it won the municipal elections from religious cities like Ayodhya, Mathura, Varanasi etc with a resounding success compelling the BSP, SP and Congress reach at the brink of political disaster. The tremendously enhanced political morale of the chief minister Yogi after the saffron party’s incessant victories in the last national election winning more than 70 seats out of total eighty in the parliament from UP and thereafter badly defeating the ruling SP in the legislative elections thus coming to power with absolute majority and now winning the state’s municipal and mayoral polls with a resounding victory has led him confidently make the 2019 prediction in favour the BJP and PM Modi.

For Yogi it’s the victory of the pro people policies of prime minister Narendra Modi and for the political analysts it’s primarily the Yogi’s triumph who led no stone unturned to ensure that the staus quo of the victory is maintained. For Yogi Adityanath these results are a clear cut the indication of the unstoppable winning streak of BJP that will continue till 2019 and ensure the BJP’s re comeback at the centre with Narendra Modi as prime minister for the second succesive term.

However, there are also indications in the political circles that the way Yogi Adityanath is proving to be a charismatic leader of the BJP after Narendra Modi the time is not far that his leadership as a prominent Hindu leader within BJP is expeditiously gaining ground and achieving new heights of popularity that may perhaps be a reason of worry for those at the helm in party organisation and the union government. It therefore remains to be seen as to in what perspective the UP CM is assessed in the future, a valuable asset for the party organisation or something else. Is it true friends. What’s your take on this? Is it true friends. What’s your take on this?
SUNIL NEGI

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The Ram Mandir Babri Masjid imbroglio has seen the worst in the past with massive riots and myriad loss of lives of people of all communities in various parts of the country including the obnoxious Bhivandi riots of Maharashtra and thereafter dreaded Mumbai blasts killings hundreds, resulting in polarisation of the majority and minority providing political mileage to various parties, time and again.

Though the government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the result of massive polarisation of Majority community votes but the issue was then put on back burner on the pressure of the then NDA partners who were finding it difficult to go along with the Hindu agenda of Ram Mandir. Since then the matter is in the court of law and is fully subjudice. Though the Ram mandir issue has always been the BJP’s main plank before and during every election since the last three decades, it was not raised prominently due to the ball being in the supreme court’s court.

After the crowning of Yogi Adityanath as the chief minister of the largest state UP the Ram Mandir issue has gained tremendous significance and it seems that the environment for polarisation of majoritarianism ( Hindu) votes in view of the 2019 national elections is being created as the BJP’s pre starategic move at the central as well as the state levels.

The nationwide tour of BJP chief to re energise its party cadre and his special emphasis on the Jan Raksha Yatra strongly condemning the CPM for lynching RSS activists in Kerala compounded with the umpteen visits of prime minister Modi to sacred temples of Varanasi and historic Kedarnath Dham including the lightening of 1lakh 80 thousand earthern lamps in Ayodhya with a pledge to built a hundred metre high statue of Lord Rama to glorify Him with a massive budget of 133 crores that also includes facelifting of Saryu Dham and Ayodhya unambiguously speaks of the fact that an alleged extensive Hindu polarising agenda of the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party is on the cards.

All these live examples of glorifying the birth place of Lord Rama, investing hundreds of crores in refurbishing the pious Saryu river banks where Lord Rama landed after returning from the exile and constructing the 100 metre high statue of the Hindu God makes things crystal clear that the election of 2019 would be fought again on Bhagwan Ram’s glorification of Ayodhya despite the complex Ram Temple issue being fully subjudice as on date.

Whenever the saffron clad Uttar Pradesh chief minister is questioned by the media on the controvertial Ram Mandir issue he pretends to honour the apex court’s decision saying that whatever decision the latter will give, would be acceptable to him and the party as well as the governments of the centre and state but leaves no stones unturned to saffronise Ayodhya on historic Hindu festival Deepawali and publicly allocating Rs 133 crores for constructing huge statue of Lord Rama.

Meanwhile, in one of her tweets few days ago a senior journalist Sagarika Ghosh had suggested , why not to construct a hi tech hospital in Ayodhya than spending so much on less relevant heads. Not a bad idea, I suppose.

SUNIL NEGI