Ladies and gentlemen, here I conclude my pennyworth.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Elections 2013 – My Perspective
It is a Maxi Post
Before the cacophony in our studios start past 6 Pm today after the last ballot is cast, here I take the opportunity to scribe something. Because once the clock ticks 6 in the evening it would be a field day for all our crook media houses to air their nonsense which they term as exit polls or something. The Arnavs, the Sardesais and his IQ less wife, the Radia tape fames; all would be busy airing their share of guess work and I am sure that would pretty much remain same till the counting begins on 8th December. Among such sold out heavyweights, lesser unknown mortals like me would have our voices and opinions vanish in thin air quicker than Sonia Gandhi’s name vanished from the Huffington Post. So why not take this little window of opportunity to jolt down your opinion before nobody cares to know your pennyworth; I thought. Here I go then.
Sorry to the Mizoram guys, I couldn’t care less if there is an election there or not. Well, it is not only me but if you look at our media then you hardly recognize that this North-Eastern state is actually having its legislative assembly election along with the much touted other four. So why blame me alone for ignoring our friends there? Anyway, you guys are going to stick to the filthy Congress yet again and I can only say good luck to you and your next generation. Simply don’t turn back later and shout how discriminate you feel and how you don’t feel like part of India. I would say you deserve it after your prolonged affection for this crook party.
Since Mizoram is settled, why not start from the hotbed of all political TuTu-MainMain this season? I mean the Delhi election that is. Now Delhi is what I can say the only place where Congress can stop BJP from their four way sweep of the elections. And for that to happen how important a crook masquerading as a champion of anti-corruption going by the name Arvind Kejriwal is, not a secret anymore. From the day Arvind was seen alongside Anna Hazare during the Lokpal fasts, I smelt rat. The smell even became more pungent when I found him taking Anna to various places to hold his fast. Back then I had suggested in one of my blogs that Arvind is just gazing where his idea of anti-corruption is getting more support. When there was no hint of him forming a political party, I suggested, Arvind may be in lookout for an opportunity to float a political outfit of his own. And boy didn’t that come true? I mean, Arvind gazed that it is Delhi where his lout idea is getting the maximum support then why not start politicking from Delhi itself?
Back then I unequivocally said that, this Arvind thing could very well be a nasty plan B of Congress party to safeguard themselves from a humiliating whitewash in this so called semi-final before the general elections. Now how many of you still feel Arvind is a real messiah is a different thing and I can only pity you and your sense of judgment but for sure, if this guy going to help anyone in Delhi elections it would be Shiela Dixit. I always said, the voters that would probably vote for Arvind are anyway traditional non-Congress voters. He may snatch few fence sitters and core Congress voters but that would be quite negligible. What Arvind can best achieve is eating down the vote share of BJP. And this requires no brilliance to understand that, it would help the corrupt Shiela Dixit government.
But Arvind has few more tricks up his sleeves than just eating out BJP vote share. He along with his friend Yogendra Yadav, who is a self-proclaimed world’s best pepsologist, claim to sweep the Delhi polls. Well, when one being a beginner can claim of getting around 50 seats in a 71 assembly then it is nothing but sweeping the polls. No? But the ground realities are far from what Arvind may dream. Though AAP is a threat to BJP, I nowhere see them winning anything beyond 5 seats. Those who say AAP may win a dozen or so seats, I have my deepest sympathy with them for reading the equation entirely wrong. For once I am sure Arvind himself going to lose badly against Shiela Dixit. Mrs. Dixit might be a corrupt lady but she for sure enjoys a forte kind of atmosphere in her constituency. Unsettling her would be the first challenge for Arvind and I am sure he will fail miserably there. Then who else left in AAP to up the moral? The Sazia Ilmis of the world who were caught negotiating money in a sting operation? Or the Sazia Ilmis of the world who were seen laughing hysterically when two morons from MTV were delivering foul avowals during an AAP campaign trail? Or the Yogendra Yadavs and the Rahul Mehras? Even a number of 5 seats looks little too much for me.
That said I still consider AAP a threat, more to BJP than Congress. Anyway AAP is Congress-B at the end of the day. Come December 8th, it will be either make-or-break for Arvind. Either he will establish himself and his party a force for the upcoming general elections or he will be out of India’s political equation forever. Looking at all the semantics and the cleaver ploy of AAP that Congress played, I have a feeling Begum Shiela Dixit might very well save her skin. By a very, very slender margin though but she will probably make it. AAP with what many numbers they end up churning out would support Mrs. Dixit to form the government anyway. So fingers crossed.
Let’s go to Madhya Pradesh. I would say there is no contest here. The only good thing that may happen or happened for Congress in MP is their step to shunt out a bad mouth moron called Digvijay Singh. The step might not earn them laurels in this election but a move in the right direction nevertheless. The earlier the Congress party realizes that sooner the absolute baggage like Digvijay Singh is led off the better it is for them. I am not sure if they would do this or not but they have to think on the similar lines about their Yuvraj. If they continue to carry this ship load disaster for too long, well history books only have some reference of Congress party in future; not our political scene in 15 years down the line. So I predict a mega win for Sivraj Singh this time. I won’t be surprised if BJP scores a good 20 more seats than their previous tally this time around. Jyotiraditya Scindhia may not realize this now but I guess he is put into the process of political oblivion by his own party since he is rapidly turning out to be a threat for the fake aura of the college dropout. Ditto could happen to Sachin Pilot in coming months or years. Hope these young turds have brain in their top tire to realize this.
How about Chhattisgarh? Well there could have been a contest and a glimmer of hope for Congress, had not for Ajit Jogi. He is another of the baggage which Congress should have got rid of before the state elections. In fact got rid of a long time back. The Maoist attack in the state that virtually wiped out every single Congress leader of some reckoning is another jolt that the party seems to have not coped with. And by the way the Maoist attack and Ajit Jogi leaving the caravan just the previous stop for his home and may such; does it point to somewhere? I mean that fateful day left the Congress high command with no option but to bank on Ajit Jogi. Does it sound like a plot? For me at least. Knowing Ajit Jogi for years and how cunning he can get to self-serve, I won’t again be surprised if one finds his hand or may be his foot as well in that horrific incident. Coming back to the projection, I feel Dr. Raman Singh will easily make it to the helm. If not that comfortably as the so called exit polls predict but he will make it to the finish line relatively in comfort.
What to say about Rajasthan? Ashok Ghelot almost gifted the state on a platter to BJP. To be honest, Ghelot’s government didn’t do anything spectacularly bad. It is just that his cabinet was full with crooks as per Congress standard and womanizer comparable with the stature of Chacha. The case of Madirna continued to hunt Ghelot for quite some time and will clearly reflect on the ballot papers. Few of the good schemes that Ghelot launched during his tenure never reached to the masses. I don’t blame Ghelot entirely since that is always the norm wherever there is a Congress government; be it the center or the state/s. They simply loot as if there is no tomorrow. The minimal benefit that people eventually got, were never advertised properly. I mean, there was no moral left probably with Ghelot’s government to showcase what they did for the state after looting good 80% money meant for the poor. Every time they tried to showcase the good that they did as a government it blasted on their face with double the amount of corruption charges. So every good was squarely negated with bigger and better associated evils. As per my guess work goes; Congress is going to get decimated brutally on December 8th. If the earth is not going to self-destroy itself in next 15 days, I don’t see any other miracle that can stop Vasundhara Raje taking the oath.
Ladies and gentlemen, here I conclude my pennyworth.