Apropos Nirmala Sitharaman’s Dimensional Appeal, the election was fought on caste and community basis, all talk of development/governance is hogwash. A perfect example is Sanand, where Modi even brought in the Tata Nano plant. They rejected all that, elected a Congress candidate, by over 4,000 votes.
Nirmalaji,your insight is brilliant.Like a normal chief minister Modi should not have plotted development strategy to help his incumbency.Instead he should have dug a deep hole for himself to satisfy sickular eminences like you.Where were you when nationalised banks were looted for loan melas ? Probably,you were not born then.
The revelry in BJP camp is quite understandable.The Gujarat verdict has left many a tales for political analysts to interpret in their own perspective. The Congress party which tasted defeat, though by a low margin of four digits or so, may pick up holes for the depletion in the no.of winners in BJP camp. It may focus on the governance of a few ministerers in Modi's cabinet who lost their seats. It may also introspect as to how it lagged behind the manuevring of Modiji, who left no stones unturned,by firing all his cylinders through media coverage made by the pro-Modi analysts felicitated through corporates.The minorities in Gujarat may ponder over the religeous tolerance of Modi displayed through the selection of legislators, all happen to be Hindus, poignantly reminding them of Modi's having returned the muslim head gear given by ulamas in sadbavana. The turn of political events have empowered Modiji the fourth consecutive CM of Gujarat,to press play button till 2017.
Rohit Desai >> Sanand, where Modi did the highest development in Gujarat by bringing in Tata's Nano car plant, rejected development and Modi, and elected a congress candidate by more than 4,000 votes!!!
Yes that is the irony of electoral politics. Rae Bareli, a district in UP is having the same poverty, squalour, filth, illteracy and underdevelopment in last 50 years and that does not stop the voters there from voting for members of same family !!
Venkat >> One more thing is that all the 145 PM aspirants in BJP will be sweating out in the Delhi cold by now.
But one thing is the 145 PM aspirants in BJP do not belong to same family or same extended family.
In contrast we have the spectacle of no less than 8 to 10 CM aspirants in DMK all sharing the same qualification (being part of the extended family of the current DMK president and chief).
Now that is the difference that you refuse to acknowledge.
Rohit, you can have opinion. But when you say...
"I have tracked the election, and have read hundreds of reports, analyses, comments and opinions. Each and every constituency was analuzed for its constituent castes and communities, and the candidates selected accordingly, by both the parties..."
Show me the data for what you claim
Madam Nirmala has cooly missed one point ie what Modi had said about the beauty conciousness of Gujrathi Bhen and the prevalent of malnutrution in the rural areas of the state. It is not all dance and song there as it made out to be. One more thing is that all the 145 PM aspirants in BJP will be sweating out in the Delhi cold by now.
I beg to differ. The election has shown that Gujarat remains a polariesd state! I have tracked the election, and have read hundreds of reports, analyses, comments and opinions. Each and every constituency was analuzed for its constituent castes and communities, and the candidates selected accordingly, by both the parties. Each discussion started with how many Patels, how many Kolis, OBCs, ST/SC, etc, what castes/comminities were the candidates, which caste/community would vote, or wouldn't vote, for which candidate, which candidate had money and muscle power, etc. The forecastes were made based on these caste/community equations. When the results of the election came through, they were justified in terms of these same catse/community equations! What never was mentioned was dvelopment and Modi! The election was fought on caste and communities, and not on development or Modi!!!
Sanand, where Modi did the highest development in Gujarat by bringing in Tata's Nano car plant, rejected development and Modi, and elected a congress candidate by more than 4,000 votes!!! So much for the development!
We at Outlookindia.com welcome feedback and your comments, including scathing criticism
1. Scathing, passionate, even angry critiques are welcome, but please do not indulge in abuse and invective. Our Primary concern is to keep the debate civil. We urge our users to try and express their disagreements without being disagreeable. Personal attacks are not welcome. No ad hominem please.
2. Please do not post the same message again and again in the same or different threads
3. Please keep your responses confined to the subject matter of the article you are responding to. Please note that our comments section is not a general free-for-all but for feedback to articles/blogs posted on the site
4. Our endeavour is to keep these forums unmoderated and unexpurgated. But if any of the above three conditions are violated, we reserve the right to delete any comment that we deem objectionable and also to withdraw posting privileges from the abuser. Please also note that hate-speech is punishable by law and in extreme circumstances, we may be forced to take legal action by tracing the IP addresses of the poster.
5. If someone is being abusive or personal, or generally being a troll or a flame-baiter, please do not descend to their level. The best response to such posters is to ignore them and send us a message at Mail AT outlookindia DOT com with the subject header COMPLAINT
6. Please do not copy and paste copyrighted material. If you do think that an article elsewhere has relevance to the point you wish to make, please only quote what is considered fair-use and provide a link to the article under question.
7. There is no particular outlookindia.com line on any subject. The views expressed in our opinion section are those of the author concerned and not that of all of outlookindia.com or all its authors.
8. Please also note that you are solely responsible for the comments posted by you on the site. The comments could be deleted or edited entirely at our discretion if we find them objectionable. However, the mere fact of their existence on our site does not mean that we necessarily approve of their contents. In short, the onus of responsibility for the comments remains solely with the authors thereof. Outlookindia.com or any of its group publications, may, however, retains the right to publish any of these comments, with or without editing, in any medium whatsoever. It is therefore in your own interest to be careful before posting.
9.Outlookindia.com is not responsible in any manner whatsoever for how any search engine -- such as Google, Bing etc -- caches or displays these comments. Please note that you are solely responsible for posting these comments and it is a privilege being granted to our registered users which can be withdrawn in case of abuse. To reiterate:
a. Comments once posted can only be deleted at the discretion of outlookindia.com
b. The comments reflect the views of the authors and not of outlookindia.com
c. outlookindia.com is not responsible in any manner whatsoever for the way search engines cache or display these comments
d. Please therefore take due caution before you post any comments as your words could potentially be used against you
10. We have an online thread for our comments policy:
You are welcome to post your suggestions here or in case you have a specific issue, to directly email us at Mail AT outlookindia DOT com with the subject header COMPLAINT