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Why Does Modi Want Ahmed Patel Defeated

Why is the BJP investing so much in defeating Ahmed Patel, political advisor to Congress president Mrs Sonia Gandhi in the Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat?
The BJP-both the party and it’s government-working in tandem have invested innumerable  brain and brawn manhours trying to sculpt the defeat of Patel. In this pursuit, it has been brazenly unmindful of the dent to it’s image in the use of central agencies in the raid on a Bangaluru resort where the Gujarat Congress legislators were put up and on a business group in Vadodara considered close to Patel.
The heave-ho is only because, this single move, if it succeeds, will prove a psychological blow to a Congress already laid low by it’ s defeat in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Goa but heading for Gujarat elections with an advantage.
Mrs Gandhi still remains a bugbear for the BJP, for it was she who had virtually single handedly, burst the ‘India Shining” bubble of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government to bring the UPA led Cong…

Bapu , The Fly In The Congress Ointment !

On July 21,Shankersinh Vaghela, leader of the Congress opposition in the Vidhan Sabha quit the party to park himself in ‘no-man’s land’ creating heartaches and headaches in the political landscape of Gujarat. Heartache for the Congress, headache for the BJP and neither one knows for sure, which way he will turn. Not even to this day.
“Vinash kale viprit buddhi(wisdom deserts when bad times are in the offing) he remarked at a convention’ organized to mark his 77th birthday, the venue where he announced his ‘quit Congress’ decision. The man was on the mark.
The departure of Vaghela marks a major setback for the Congress which was last elected to power in the state over three decades ago. If it was hoping to make a fight of it in the ensuing polls later this year, the efforts have suffered a body blow though the full impact of the loss is yet to unfold.
Congress chief spokesperson, Randeep Surjewala was at pains to point out that Vaghela  had walked out on his own and  not been …