With an unprecedented chain of events, involving the barter of kins from one party to another, these General Elections have turned up to promote ‘Mahabharat’.
While Namonarayan Meena, former cabinet minister in UPA 2, fights against his real brother, Harishchandra Meena in Dausa(Rajasthan), Congress party thinks it has scored big with former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s niece, Karuna Shukla. She is running for the Lok Sabha membership from Madhya Pradesh. We all know what Uddhav and Raj Thackrey have been upto since the formation of the MNS in 2006.
In the chain of events when brothers are fighting against each other, PM Manmohan Singh’s half brother, Daljeet Singh Kohli mysteriously joins the BJP.
These series of events remind me of the epic tale of Mahabharat, and the phrase ‘Kingship knows no Kinship’.
With the month of April coming closer, the battle to 7 RCR has heated up. BJP and Congress have played their cards already and are putting in all those efforts to claim majority in the lower house of the parliament. Meanwhile, the new entrant into the political scenario, the Aam Aadmi Party, are trying their best to gain some good ground, if at all they want to give some stiff challenge to the old political power houses in BJP and Congress.
The party’s National convener, Arvind Kejriwal, might be avoiding a direct clash with BJP’s lead star Narendra Modi, but he understands the importance of Uttar Pradesh in the politics of the Lok Sabha. The former IRS officer has shown his political prowess in the Delhi Legislative Assembly polls and is all set to contribute to his party’s success on the National Level.
But a random thought ran across my might which made me think of some similarities between the AAP and the BJP of the 90’s. With God’s grace my historical knowledge is not as good as some political leaders, but what history tells us of the (in)famous Rath Yatras of Sh LK Advani ( now a sidelined leader at BJP) that the initial yatras brought the BJP to rise in ranks at the national level, gaining exponentially on the account of Ram mandir.
Kejri Babu is in similar sort of terms as was Advani in 92. He has come up with the ‘Jhadoo Chalao Yatra'( Cleaning Up with the BROOM) through UP and other states. Despite this striking similarity, the agenda has been totally different, that of AAP against the BJP.
Now what is the outcome of this cleaning up campaign lies in the hands of future and more in the hands of the people who vote this 2014. It would be interesting to see the prospects of the broom cleaning up the Hand or slashing the lotus.
AK on Mission Lok Sabha
Betting for a clean Sweep
Is AK not emulating LKA. Though on a different agenda
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