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Congress' Tail Wags BJP's Bulky Body !

Outcome influences attitude.
And the outcome of the just concluded elections is that the improved fortunes of the Congress  is having a profound influence on the attitude of the BJP in Gujarat.
Gujarat BJP leaders who had lost their larynx during the decade and a quarter long Narendra Modi rule in Gujarat have found their voice after the polls. The first ‘presentation’ came when deputy chief minister Nitin Patel demonstrated the strength of his vocals after BJP chief Amit Shah sought to hollow out his power entrails while leaving the deputy chief ministerial hardcover intact.
BJP leaders fondly relate how Congress in Gujarat is remote controlled from Delhi. That the BJP is walking the same beaten track became evident from the  pitiable  plight of chief minister Vijay Rupani and his entire cabinet sworn December 26 and made to wait for the next two days for the allocation of portfolios, a process which normally takes just a few hours after swearing-in.
Why? The Prime Minister …

Myth & Reality Of Gujarat Elections 2017

It’s bluster bagged and it’s bluff called, the BJP fell back on sizzle to hide it’s blushes in Gujarat.
And for it, what a grandstanding did Prime Minister Narendra Modi ensure, back home for the December 26 swearing-in ceremony. Notwithstanding, one death and two hospitalizations in creating the grandeur, there was virtually the entire union cabinet and eighteen Chief Ministers from BJP ruled states, besides religious leaders of all hues and shades and  a re-union of their old as well- margdarshak mandal chief L.K.Advani, former chief ministers Keshubhai Patel, BJP veteran-turned congressman-turned janvikalp leader Shankersinh Vaghela and last ousted  Chief Minister Anandiben Patel, all of vintage BJP stock.
All wax and no wick. No sooner was Vijay Rupani sworn–in the sixteenth Chief Minister of Gujarat with Nitin Patel as his deputy alongside eighteen ministers, began the slugfest over  portfolios which continued for 48 hours until the Prime Minister could find time after …