Why am I not talking about Punjab?

Some people have been asking me this.

Short answer : I am in a hell of a good mood 🙂 The 11th of March can’t come fast enough.

Remember folks, this IS the “honeymoon period”, so to say. This run up to the victory when you can see the liberals squirming in their chairs, throwing up their hands in frustration and writhing in pain as they sense the advancing Modi tsunami.

Once the victory comes, the liberals will be back to business, blaming Modi and BJP for all and sundry. They might not even wait for the BJP to install a CM in Uttar Pradesh before they start criticizing the new Uttar Pradesh “government”. After all, Narendra Modi was roundly criticized for a power cut in Delhi shortly after May 16 … and BEFORE he was even sworn in as PM!

So, this week will be the BJP’s best week for a long time to come. After that, it is back to the usual mundane hand to hand combat on social media. Is the BJP’s new CM in Uttar Pradesh anti-Muslim or anti-mango or anti-apple or whatever? These will be the new “issues of the day” in the media. By having a Hindu name, is he/she insulting other religious communities?  By walking on two legs, is he trying to show insensitivity to rights of animals that walk on four legs? Prepare to get criticized for breathing.

So, I intend to enjoy this week and so should you 🙂

Now, I put Punjab in the title so I have to say something about them. My hunch is that AAP is ahead and I have said that before. When AAP wins, it sweeps … and so if they sweep Malwa, it is hard to see how they would fall short of their own majority.

But it will be really fun if AAP falls short by about 10 seats and has to lean on the Congress to make up for the shortfall. The AK49 of 2014 has matured now. Will Kejriwal bite the bullet and actually form a coalition government with Congress ministers and everything? I wanna know… I really wanna know!

I am curious about Manipur. I wish it would get some more coverage in the so called “national media”. Anyone here have a clue which way Manipur is going? Right now the BJP is enjoying a wave in the North East and generally showing Midas Touch overall, so I would still bet on the BJP. If you ask me, Manipur is actually very significant, because it is totally new territory for the party. It will hit the morale of “secular forces” very hard, because Modi’s “Ashwamedha Yagya” across all the provinces of India will be staring them in the face.

But I have been reading reports in the media about how Manipur CM Okram Ibobi Singh’s trick to play off the Nagas against the Meeteis is working. It should also be noted that the tone of these articles is that of general admiration for the Congress successfully adopting a “divide and rule” policy. If the BJP polarizes, they are immoral scum. If the Congress is polarizing, it is just Chanakya Neeti.

The BJP will also face interesting leadership tangles in Goa and Uttarakhand. In Goa, I actually don’t think Parsekar has done a terrible job of leading the party. But if Parrikar wants his perch back in Panaji, the BJP should let him have it. The distinguishing feature of the BJP is its ability to nurture regional leaders. For a while, the BJP got jittery about Goa. This would never have happened if Parrikar had been in charge. Regional leaders are the life blood of BJP. Their three new finds are Fadnavis, Sonowal and Raghubar Das.

In Uttarakhand, the BJP will face a stiff challenge choosing a good clean CM. Uttarakhand has been a yo-yo state swinging between BJP and Congress. It is time for a CM who can break this cycle. Regrettably, the best man for the BJP is B C Khanduri, who is well past 100 years old at this point (?) This is not a man on whom the party can stake its future. Finding a clean CM (emphasis on clean) is objective no. 1. That’s because the BJP in Uttarakhand has become engorged with the most corrupt people in the country… most of them invited in from the Congress. Here Modi has to make a surprising choice, someone who can marginalize these undesirable elements.

Beyond this, we know that March 11 may turn Modi into India’s most powerful PM in decades (he already is… this is more of a super booster shot). In fact, he will have as much political capital as he had on May 16, 2014. The question is how he will use all this accumulated political capital. A new lease of life for the Land Acquisition Bill? That’s on top of my wishlist. Any negative fallout of such a move can perhaps be countered with a new round of surgical strikes.

By the way, I forgot to tell you folks that I am a lover of cats. And cats are wildly popular on the internet, so I thought I’d tell you how I feel by means of cats:

Here is me awaiting election results from Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Uttarakhand and Manipur.

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And here I am, waiting for results from Punjab.

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12 thoughts on “Why am I not talking about Punjab?

  1. CW ..Today just read NDTV Prooon Roy who is also Predicting BJP win in UP.. all Secular Media has changed the tune now and I am bit suspecting this…it could be a trap to hipe the BJP victory and then bombarded if BJP loss UP.. it giving us gitters …If you predict we take it by heart but if same thing Predict secularist then we suspect that…..I hope M will myself prove wrong on this … and Saffronazation of UP will happen at 11 March..

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    1. I have to say,the paranoia of RW is something else.All the liberal media are,in the end,media.They have to retain some amount of credibility.And the election is just about to end.So why wouldn’t they read the writing on the wall and declare BJP as winning?At this point,even the SP strategists would have given up

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    2. Agree with u.This is fishy. I think liberals intentionally want to create a scenario that BJP is winning. Even rajdeep and aiyer is also predicting bjp win. BJP is strong in last two phases. Liberals think that by spreading this type of bjp win rumours, bjp voters will not go to vote on election day, since bjp win is assured.Liberals also want to signal to ms that, they have to vote only for SP. The low turnout of voting is proof that. So BJP has to be very cautious.

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  2. Very high turnout in Manipur(84%!)+blessings from Emas+endorsement by former king+anti-incumbency against Cong + the fact that we have Ram Madhav,Sonowal and Rajat Sethi in charge could be = to a BJP win.

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  3. Quote from the post “Beyond this, we know that March 11 may turn Modi into India’s most powerful PM in decades (he already is… this is more of a super booster shot). In fact, he will have as much political capital as he had on May 16, 2014. The question is how he will use all this accumulated political capital. A new lease of life for the Land Acquisition Bill? That’s on top of my wishlist. Any negative fallout of such a move can perhaps be countered with a new round of surgical strikes.”

    Well,first things first,a win in UP would really boost the BJP’s chances of getting it’s own man elected as President.And it will be quite easy for us to pass any bill after July because we will have our own vice-president and can simply call joint sessions and pass any bill that we want(except constitutional amendment bills).I have heard some say that we won’t need to do this and can pass bills without calling joint sessions but I am not sure about this.Anyways,we will have a sure shot route of getting bills passed and the urgently needed Land and labour reforms will most probably be passed.If BJP wins in 2019(I am quite confident that they will),Modi will surely win in 2024 as well because all the efforts on the economic front will start to show results.Media will keep barking but the public will firmly be with BJP.However,the Judiciary would still be an obstacle.

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    1. Cat is from the ‘lion’ family, dogs from the hyena family. I discovered it when a road side cat did 1 paw attack on my Rottweiler, and the fool ran away.
      However, ModiSlaves may be more like the sheep family.

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  4. The anti-nationals aim in acknowledging BJP win is to pounce in concert if, as it is very likely, BJP win is not as spectacular as 2014, for 2019 purposes as they have given on in advance BJP win. That will give heart to seculars to go on fighting and bind the naive Indians into false belief that they are losing. To counter the psychological falsehood, RWs should predict small margin triangler assembly win as greater than even 2014 Loksabha win for 2019 national polls, in concert as well.

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