Modi carried out one of the biggest rallies in recent history in Patna last week. Estimates range from 3-10 lakhs. Minimum attendance would have been 1 lakh if not more. That was commendable considering that blasts rocked the city before the rally. This was the first time NaMo was holding a rally in Bihar after partner of 17 years JDU parted ways with BJP in June 2013. When BJP – JDU were in power, Nitish Kumar (NiKu) didn’t let NaMo hold rallies in Bihar and threatened split.
NaMo in his usual style took on his former ally and current CM Nitish Kumar (NiKu). He said that NiKu has betrayed the people of Bihar not only BJP. Very true. JDU won the elections in an alliance with BJP. When JDU broke the alliance, NiKu should have morally resigned and seeked a re-election. Phat jaati thi, so he is carrying on. He even forgot that he was made CM despite BJP MLAs being more in mumber.
NiKu is feeling the heat. First Bodhgaya blasts, then mid day meal tragedy and then blasts on the day of NaMo’s rally, clearly signaled that he is not in full control of situation and busy day dreaming to become PM. Plus personal jealousy against NaMo is killing him from inside. You have to give this to NiKu, NiKu feels that why should NaMo be PM when is just the CM of a state with 20 odd MPs, even he has 20 MPs and is a CM, so why can’t he become CM. Human nature can’t blame him. It is similar to a situation if your batch mate becomes your boss, would you like it, of course no. NiKu and other CMs Mamata, Patnaik, Amma suffer from this jealousy. Arre NiKu bhaiyya, he is the PM designate of a party which would get 200 seats, while your party will not even get 10 seats, did you get the difference now. Apni aukat pehchanoo. Public mood in Bihar already against you, blasts added fuel to the fire, plus your internal party rebellion is not letting you sleep.
Modi played to the gallery and brought in his humble roots (chaiwallah’s son). This is expected to help BJP as he seems to have become a source of inspiration of today’s youth. People have realized that Rahul has no other qualification than “Gandhi” tag. And he is one of the few leaders who is openly taking on the Gandhi family.
Will the turnout at rallies translate into votes is the big question. A lot of people might just be coming out of curiosity, critics would say. This time it seems will be different and he would lead BJP to good no. of seats in Bihar as his middle class background and OBC status will help BJP.
Under fire from public after a series of blasts in Patna which left <10 killed and 100s injured and rattled by strong crowd at BJP’s Patna rally, Nitish took pot shots at Modi in his party convention.
NiKu pointed out that Taxila was not in Bihar (correct), Modi had said that Taxila and Nalanda are two important seats of learning based in Bihar. He also pointed out that Chandragupta was from Maurya dynasty and not Gupta dynasty (couldn’t get the right answer, internet has both). Shabaas NiKu aap 5th standard ki history / geography pariktcha mein pass ho gaye.
Getting personal he said that NaMo’s PM dream will remain a dream and someone desperate to become PM cannot lead the country. NiKu since when has the country given authority to you to select PM. PM will be elected by people of this country. Speaking of desperation, you seem to be more desperate but you recognize that you don’t have the numbers.
He blasted Modi for going ahead with the rally even after the blasts and putting life of people at risk. NiKu its your govt. in Bihar? Why didn’t you ban the rally? Do you have the courage? What would have happened if crowd went berserk. You should be thankful to BJP leaders who handled the situation very well and didn’t mention blasts in their speeches. They could have done it to gain sympathy.
NiKu went on to say that he was not responsible for blasts and no intelligence input was recd (safed jhooth). IB confirmed later that they had sent alert to Bihar govt. Of course he would not have deliberately been lax about BJP rally but whatever happened helped Namo and created a sympathy wave for him.
Taking a dig at crowds he said that his party’s rallies attracted higher crowds. Mr Nitish these were joint rallies and hence you got more people. Ab rally kar ke dikhao. Kitne log aate hain.
Nitish losing his cool as he can see the end of his dream to become PM, his seats expected to halve and his party to split. He can see the inevitable and can’t do anything to change it. Feel sorry for you, par tumne to apne pair pe hi kulhaadi maari hai. All the best!
State ki chinta karo. Law and order is in shambles. Terrorist cells are on the rise. Leave worrying about NaMo.