Sachin wrote:It seems to be a temporary move as the elections to the Waqf boards could not be completed on time. But UP government did not allow that as an excuse to extend the term of the current board members.
Noted that. However, when one notices two states, one can't not be in awe of Yogi and disgusted by Rupani. Yogi taking over from non BJP govt with lot more problems and associated green energy is getting more done 24/7 than Rupani. Especially when GJ has been under BJP rule forever with BJP in center.
rupani's position appears shaky because of infighting and groupism. Consequently, the elbow room for maneuver is extremely limited and rupani has to toe a narrow line to keep all factions happy. The real power in gujarat is Amit Shah.
The BJP has already burnt its fingers over anandiben patel whom they had to move out of the state to scuttle an alternate power center forming. So, a weak rupani is best for all concerned.
yogi came to power against the wishes of the guys in dilli because of his strong support in UP and he actually does not care too much for Modi and the power structure at the center though, as a "disciplined" soldier of the party, he pays the required lip service.
Yogi, in fact, has turned out to be a big surprise as well as a major revelation to the powers that be in dilli and on his own, he now has reached an unassailable position in UP because of his bold management and political chutzpah.
As in all things, politics included, success is the precursor to acceptance and thus yogi has arrived on the scene with more than a big bang. He has silenced his critics and also, both mayawati and akaless are on notice.
Politically hard working, personally incorruptible, he is wily, inspired, and unpredictable and this makes him dangerous to his opponents in UP who have never seen a CM, the likes of Yogi before.
shivraj singh chouhan was once hotly touted as the strongest contender to replace Modi but these days people only talk of yogi and chouhan seems to have fallen by the political wayside.
In any case, the BJP now has a very strong bench strength and no other dispensation can even come close to matching it.