By now, you would have known how shrewd PM Narendra Modi is. His every move had left his opposition wounded and bleeding, leaving them more vulnerable to criticism in the public while he enjoys the show from the backdrop of the political arena. From the starting, move-by-move, bullet-by-bullet, he took on to his every opposition including Lal Krishna Advani and Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He made himself superior that no one remembers their contribution in making India.
From acquiring the office, Mr Narendra Modi has all set to tackle the opposition, if not that, make them dearer. He first took on the Congress by disseminating the fact that Congress had not done anything fruitful for the country. This worked. The next he went chasing Didi in West Bengal, Bengali imposition was enough to begin an unrest with BJP kindly stirring the pot or should I say, hornet’s nest? Then he enters Uttar Pradesh and managed a thumping victory. This victory left Mayawati’s political career in the abyss; Questioned the Akhilesh Yadav-Rahul Gandhi’s ‘saath.’ And the victory followed the Goa and the North-East region of the country. Arvind Kejriwal, who used to the first person who would criticise Narendra Modi has also gone into a silent mode. The guns are falling silent.
BJP is now playing the definite card of TINA: There Is No Alternative. The opposition is held together with a weak bond of hatred for the common enemy. A disunited opposition is only helping the BJP to get stronger.
The Bihar power shift was a perfect example from the BJP as how impudent a party can go to press-down the opposition. This forced Nitish Kumar to get himself distance from the visibly corrupt Lalu’s shenanigans. Nitish Kumar took a final step and did something which no one saw it coming. Sitting in the lap of the same father from where he once run away leaving for the quest to make his own name in the political arena.
And adding in the names will be the Shivpal Singh Yadav, who once supported his Niece Akhilesh Yadav in the Uttar Pradesh, is all set to join the BJP. Shivpal Singh Yadav, with Raja Bhaiyaa, may meet to BJP National party President Amit Shah. According to the sources present close to the development, Shivpal Singh Yadav may join BJP with his 10 MLAs. Further, the source also revealed that Raja Bhaiyaa may get a cabinet ministry in the Modi Government and Shivpal Singh Yadav may become the Deputy Chief Minister replacing Keshav Prasad Maurya. Keshav Prasad Maurya will get the cabinet ministry in the Central Government.
Prime Minister Modi knows how to play his card, and play their master stroke when the opposition is least concerned.
In the end, looking at the present political scenario, I would quote the Daenerys Targaryen quote “Lannister, Baratheon, Stark, Tyrell, they’re all just spokes on a wheel. This one’s on top and that one’s on top and on and on it spins, crushing those on the ground. We’re not going to stop the wheel. I’m going to break the wheel.”
That quote is BJP right now.
They are not the spokes in a wheel that are turning up and down one after the other – one in power for five years, the next for the subsequent five and then back again.