Course-correction done keeping in mind Bihar election

Patna,(BiharTimes): The ‘dressing down’ to Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, junior minister Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, MP Sakshi Maharaj and Uttar Pradesh MLA Sangeet Som and the ‘anger’ expressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the recent utterances and actions by the above mentioned leaders have more to do with Bihar Assembly election than anything else.

Reports from Delhi quoting sources attributed the Prime Minister's‘anger’ to his perception that ‘each such statement derailed his agenda of fighting poverty and generating jobs by bringing in investments from abroad”.

What is not said is that the recent developments had their impact on the Bihar Assembly election.
A New Delhi-based political observer, while talking to BiharTimes, said that who knows what happened inside the room among BJP leaders. These ‘dressing downs’ and expression of anger are just a media exercise.

 But the BJP bigwigs do not want to bring in the name of Bihar as that would send a wrong signal, especially at the time when the media is highlighting that the BJP has not done well in the first two phases of polls.

However, these damage limitation exercises have not gone down well in a section of the BJP in Bihar. There is no dearth of leaders, who are directly holding Narendra Modi and Amit Shah responsible for what is happening elsewhere in the country. If the prime minister of the country accues his political rival as a ‘shaitan’ and distrorts his statement on beef-eating how can he discipline Haryana CM.

After all Union minister Giriraj Singh had used foul language during the last year’s Lok Sabha election but Modi never reprimanded him. Obviously, this section in the BJP blames Narendra Modi and Amit Shah for the ‘poor show’ of the saffron party till now. The BJP might have performed better had these two leaders not campaigned so extensively and indulged in such below the belt attacks on rivals, this is a common refrain among dissidents within the party.

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