ramana wrote:RajeshA, Precisely what I was thinking. Even now the Congress MLAs can be induced to not vote for the AAP budget.
ramana garu it is no more about AAP budget. They have been preparing the grounds, in public, with public announcements, to dilute their promises, to buy time, to bury accountability in emotionalism. OTOH they know they can subsidize enough to be able to stave off criticism from within the AAP supportbase.
I think I will have your agreement if I claim that the larger India has considerably lesser MSM dependency than Delhi and considerably lesser accumulated karma than Delhi. Hence BJP has great to good chances elsewhere. The arguments are about ring fencing the SM affected constituencies. Constituencies where 2-10% votes can be affected by 'promises simplciter of innovative AAP vs. accumulated bad karma of BJP'. AAP is not going to come out of Delhi, now that all their big guns are enjoying offices (Damocles sword and all). AK in my suspicion is preparing ground to be the next MMS for RaGa. Remeber RaGa considers power the same as poison. And that was taught to him by his Mother who through her deeds has proven how 'sacrificing' she is, how 'considerate of people's emotions' she can be and how 'successful' she can be. Nandan Nilekani is just a diversionary tactic. Remember MMS had the prime handicap of being a lameduck. Well AK is not lame duck he is a powerhouse. Remember the criticism leveled against BJP, by AAP supporters are exactly what are leveled by Congressis so far. Only now do these criticism have the credibility flowing to them. Up until now they were suspect for many different reasons.
This is no more about the Congress. Because Congress everywhere is emotionally breaking up. Delhi Congress is a divided house. Delhi Congress (MCD party) had already broken up last round. Rajasthan Congress saw fisticuffs and allegations on the foundation day of Congress, yesterday. In UP the erstwhile Congress B teams, do not want to touch congress. MSM and Cobra Gulail Sting industry has been blackmailing NCP on the irrigation & dams related misadventures for about 2 years now.
AK's swearing in day, AK's replies to questions put up by DVS fellow are all to signal to the die hard congressi, which way he should be working. The old line congressi is still waiting while the new line congressi is working away for AAP.
BJP has both time and space expansion working for it within even Delhi (despite all that has been going on for last 3 years). This was more than adequately borne out by the CVoter exit polls which were quite comprehensive. Only the places inhabited by the clueless & exploited (jhopadpatti) and the areas inhabited by emotionally drained (chi chi areas) have voted for AAP. This is a new political constituency coming up before our very eyes. The guilt tripping and the short circuiting of the expected praayaschit, all of it ably lead by people who have used these tactics for ages now.
But the criticism of AAP or even that of AK will not work. Do not go the Roman way of crucifying the christ. I do that but I have already admitted I enjoy a polemical/confrontation approach (a matter of personal choice). SM enabled, BJP supporters and cadre must now start working on the subtler aspects of these emotionally charged debate by highlighting the inherent contradictions without being emotionally charged themselves. Make a laughing stock of this new Messiaha. Give the new Messiha ample room so you do not get tagged as the Pontius Pilate. OTOH take out Congress with copious nationalistic issues available (witness the angst of Gehlot on BJP running him down on national issues). SM can realistically affect all metros probably around 100+ seats. A vicious MSM+SM campaign for these seats has been signaled already by Delhi elections. That is why the other side keeps mentioning the slogans like 'Aaj Ramlila kal Lalkila'/'Aaj ka CM kal ka PM'/'sacrificing the poison of power'. That is why the 'empowerment of the church & christ for the greater good of the mass' kind of strategy that AAP+AK are playing out on behalf of their benefactors.
The giving up of pawns to strike at the opponent's queen may be a good strategy sometimes but nobody does that when there is no queen to be struck at. For last so many years Sonia has avoided all criticism of the masses by installing a puppet and using the murthi to direct the criticism that rightfully should be going her way. Lets not fall for this trickery again.
I am sorry to be contributing to more heart burn for some here. Request you to kindly bear me on these. I am mentioning these things only because I believe almost all of you people can handle it and bring something onboard.