nandakumar wrote:Priyanka Gandhi is not being fielded from Varanasi. Very mystifying after all that hype. Is it a case of sibling power rivalry in which Rahul prevailed in the end? Because nothing else makes sense.
Or, they have realized that Priyanka would lose her deposit along with face, if she is fielded against Modi ji from Varanasi.
she would poll a considerable number of votes but never enough to win or to even trouble Modi in the slightest.
They would have to immediately pull out resources from 4-5 other states to, at the very best, make a rather poor point. The congis simply do not have the bandwidth to pit her against an opponent like Modi and neither is she of the caliber to take on Modi ever. Even the mafia queen cannot take on Modi and win.
PGV would be typecast and identified with a loss in varanasi and would forever carry that indelible mark like the mark of satan.
Modi's handling of any crowd is highly professional, he knows their pulse and what moves them and how to phrase himself and bend them to his will. Compared to Modi, PGN is a mere rabble rouser with a rather limited repertoire of smart alecky comments. All sizzle and no steak. or to my more traditional Hidutwa brethren, all hat and no cowboy.
Her future effectiveness for the congis would be vastly reduced as she campaigned for pappu in amethi, a seat from where he will lose to smriti irani, for sure. It will prove to everyone that pappu actually got scared and away from amethi because of smriti irani.
It makes all the sense in the world to the congis for PGV to continue to maintain her media created hype of being a miracle worker and a mythically invincible one at that.
If PGV loses to Modi, the fascination of the masses for her will be much reduced, gora chamda, notwithstanding.
and finally, the eternal Indian question:Rajiv Gandhi koi Nigerian lady se vivaah kiye hotey, gora chamda na hota, toh Congress party uski netritva sweekarti kya?
Keeping well out of the way of the onrushing Modi juggernaut is the best and safest bet for PGV now. So the congis have ensured that she lives to fight another day, dented halo and fading aura ostensibly intact or to put it in crudely political terms, virgo intacta.