There were enough signs to indicate what you see in Delhi may not be true at all. There were lot of things going on behind closed doors and was not known outside a tiny group in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). BJP is a very well organized outfit with sympathizers in every layer of government, judiciary, media, commerce and industry. It is unlikely all this is happening due to poor management. Then is all this ‘bad management’ part of a deliberate plan to lose Delhi? A lot actually.
Here are some reasons why:
1: BJP inducted three rejects of India Against Corruption movement and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) into its fold — Kiran Bedi projected as BJP’s chief ministerial candidate, Shazia Ilmi and Vinod Kumar Binni. As per plans Bedi is BJP’s scapegoat to save Modi’s image.
2: Kejriwal’s Delhi WIN will be projected as a victory of a mass movement, media will eulogize Kejriwal, hail him as a hero and will dissect AAP’s campaign for days. Also this will divert attention of the people who are getting restless from Modi’s inability to deliver on his election promises.
3: Kejriwal will have no honeymoon period, both media and voters will demand immediate results, at least on corruption, power tariffs, VAT (value added tax), health hotline and WiFi. A hostile government at the Centre will not help him either. This spotlight on Kejriwal will come as a huge relief for Modi.
4: Sangh Parivar machinery can now unleash its foot soldiers to polarize voters with low-intensity disturbances ahead of the two big battles — Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Bihar.
5: BJP’s top brass is aware that if the party plans to win Delhi, the state will remain a headache — partly due to Kejriwal in opposition and partly because of impatient voters who expect immediate results and good governance, something the BJP is unsure of delivering. Proving that losing Delhi isn’t such a bad idea!
6: Now BJP can deploy numerous tactics to not let Kejriwal do what he want’s thus proving him a failure in Delhi. BJP team knows that many of the promises by kejriwal are impractical and cannot be fulfilled and this will snatch his ‘Nayak'(Hero) image.
7: This undeliverable performance of Kejriwal will surely break his image through out the country making him unpopular in other states limiting his scope in next Lok Sabha Elections.
8: Now the One-Man-Army AAP will not be able to spread itself in other states nationwide because the face(Kejriwal) of party will be busy managing Delhi for next 5 years. And there is no other mob-attractor face in AAP.
9: BJP knows that if they win Delhi, Kejriwal in Opposition will make their life hell and will criticize their every action if its not the best one.
10: Now the media houses have 2 faces Modi and Kejriwal to criticize. BJP knows this will surely save Modi from being the only target of media & mass criticism.
Though personally I believe Arvind Kejriwal can do his magic and can change the fate of Delhi. I wish him all the best. Hope you set an example for other politician’s!!
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