Sridhar K wrote:Chatter among some of the faithful by tying up some recent developments like Ambani withdrawal, CBi clean chit to SP, Satta bazzar prediction, NDA dinner invite, Nitish utterances is that BJP will get around 250 odd and will need to keep the NDA allies in fold to ensure 272 plus.
nachiket wrote:The NDA allies dinner has brought out the dhoti shiverer in me thinking it is all because Amit Shah is expecting a relatively poor showing and needs to keep the current allies close and also signal to potential allies like Jagan and Patnaik that BJP can be good for them.
Tend to agree with you. This over-joy over the exit polls looked all fine and dandy for the first few hours. But now looks like it may not really be the case. The main stream media in this case would only be too happy to say that their exit polls were incorrect, because their ultimate aim was to bring a "secular" government. I too feel BJP would be float around 250 and would have to take help from the allies. In a way the dinner invite was good; BJP themselves are not getting over confident and trying to dispense away with the allies.
The "secular" camp has certainly not given up, and they also have not taken the exit polls as God's words (which is good). And they have been trying all games in the book to make a come back. Yesterday's meeting with Election Commission was also a kind of bulleying tactic. My gut feeling is that if things are not going their preferred way; the "secular" riff-raffs are going to use every tactic, blaming EVMs, running away with VVPAT slips, bad mouthing EC and even giving court cases. They would make every attempt to delay the whole process, and given a chance even the swearing in of the next government.