Posted: 25 March 2014 at 12:08pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by charminggenie
I really don't feel too excited for Modi's think-tank, they are not able to control these election hiccups which may cost big. It seems more like a band of incompetent officers.
The latest Muthalik fiasco doesn't look good. as well Also BJP is fielding too many filmy stars rather than sensible candidates is weird. I don't care for Advani or jaswant drama- thats useless but the whole handling of the affairs has been terrible.
What seemed like an easy 220 is now being reduced to 190+. Also what do you think of Modi contesting from two seats- he is going to win both ofcourse, but whats the logic of doing so.
i think you are being unfair on Modi/ his think tank. Most of the lousy decisions were made by others in the party, not by Modi. Modi was furious when he found out about Muthalik...Right now, Modi has to scratch Rajnath Singh's back. Remember he is not PM yet, and he needs continued backing from the party president. There was no reason fro Rajnath Singh to have shifted his constituency... but Modi had to make allowances for him. That's not necessarily going to be the case when he is PM going by how he has run Gujarat... You just have too many loose cannons now, something that's going to be taken care of later...
also, let's get real when it comes to MPs. They are just warm bodies. Just the fact that you have people like jaswant singh going from Darjeeling to Barmer should tell you. They are not really out there to represent those constituencies. They actually spend their entire term at parties in Delhi, far removed from whatever constituency they claim to represent. The people who are closer to the constituents are the MLAs, and i think people who vote understand that.
also, you and i may not get taken in by film stars. But there are a lot of people in india who do. That's how you have midget sized actors being so popular, these things defy logic... Give the voters some daaru the night before elections and they'd vote for you. That's how dumb the scene is.
as for Modi going after 2 seats, i think it's been explained well by MrAss. They need the eastern UP/ Bihar vote and Modi standing from that region would energize the party there. makes good sense.