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Jan 28, 2013
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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.

Rohit Desai, Mount Prospect, US
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Dec 23, 2012
09:44 PM

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! 

Rohit Desai
Nount Prospect, United States
2/D-129
Dec 24, 2012
06:30 PM

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.

venkat
Erode, India
3/D-31
Dec 25, 2012
04:27 AM

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

Pramod
Phoenix, United States
4/D-179
Dec 25, 2012
08:09 PM

 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.

Ramki
Delhi, India
5/D-180
Dec 25, 2012
08:12 PM

 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 !!

Ramki
Delhi, India
6/D-2
Dec 27, 2012
12:04 AM

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.      

C.Chandrasekaran
Madurai, India
7/D-21
Dec 29, 2012
03:01 AM

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.

Joshua Miranda
Chennai, India
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