abhijitm wrote:Key here is sena cadre who have not yet put the pressure on MLAs to deter from this act. If their street cadre think this is okay then UT will be further encouraged.
I am suspecting sena was planning and waiting for a right opportunity to break away from hindutva and stick to local identity politics. Their core voters' key issue is marathi identity anyway and for them hindutva comes second. So I would not surprised to see SS adopt a new face of secularism plus local identity.
BJP wouldn't mind SS turn one bit if it can "engineer" the next 5 year for its own. Why is that?
1. On Hindtva they will have no competitors and hence to NO pressure to make any major future moves. Most of the pending "core" issues already in the kitty. Does anyone think Modi/AS want future minefield instead of being allowed to focus their energies on their core Vikas agenda? So no competition to the right is exactly what Modi may want.
2. Sickularism has many farthers and hence intense competition. The more the competition the more radical the ideas will get. Just look at what the Democratic presidential candidates have done to themselves as they competed for the left vote!
Surpise! it works to BJPs advantage. a) Leaves it as the sole custodian of hindutva AND b) Allows them to take a more centrist position while still looking far far to the right of the gooky sickularist.
Result, BJP can make development its plank with just a little sprinkling of Hindutva. Modi can get an international image makeover with his new moderate stance. Works for Modi. Laddu in both hands!
3. Local BJP too can play the local identity politics though it will have to moderate its stance like the CON. Can be managed, On this BJP cannot outdo the SS being a pan India party
4. The country as a whole is moving right. If all opposition moves to the gookly left guess who benefits? BJP! What is not to like about this from BJP's pov. The movement to the right of the electorate as a whole will allow BJP to blunt "some" of SS's hyper local politics.
Overall, the BJP would gladly accept the above proposition. All promises on core issues done, Modi get to move to the center. Gets to focus solely on Vikas. Gets an International image makeover as the great reformer. Plus I have outlined a settlement with Bakis on J&K that Modi can do. That will make him a great International peace maker. Perhaps, even gets him a NoB@ll!!!
Did anyone of you see that, I mean Mudi 4 NoBull, coming? IF SS abandons Hindutva, I can see a path for Modi getting it!