Modi playing fast changing chess game coupled with corrupt practices


The dominance of Bharatiya Janata party in the twilight years of Congress may give way to emergence of alternative parties of left orientation and other regional parties in numerous states.The emergence of right-wing populist leaders in Europe and the tectonic shift in Indian politics is paving the way for emergence of leaders and parties for anti-elitism as well as anti-incumbency factors against non-performers.

It is very important to understand how the new political order is evolving will impact the political landscape of India .Prime minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah are rapidly inventing new type of election politics  which is shaking the loyalties of leaders from various parties (Congress ,Left and other regional parties) .This may see the leaders who have shifted their loyalties at the dead end of their political career .


The main crisis today is of morals .The morality, ideology of the political leaders have vanished leaving no room for status quo and old politics  has almost disappeared.

They are flocking rapidly to BJP and even established parties have failed  to keep a watch on the shifting loyalties of their leaders due to a rat race for power and position .They are at the crossroads between hope and fear, fragmentation and renewal of various parties.As Modi creates  populist passion and terms UP election outcome as remarkable form of democracy he at the same time finds it difficult to adjust his old established leaders of BJP  with the newly inducted leaders who may become disgruntled very soon.

Now Congress will have to think seriously about giving prominent positions to their old,established leaders of mass appeal like P Chidambaram, Veerappa Moily, KV thomas,Kamal Nath and others to form a formidable team to tackle the BJP’s onslaughts .The coterie of sycophants will have to kept at bay from having any effect on the party’s leadership.Congress should create separate groups dedicated to regional and national agendas and make them accountable for delivering the results after due homework.


Modi has already set his mind on playing a fast changing chess game at national level as he is set to install L K Adavni at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, and his chosen persons as heads of account committee and get his chosen few in the Rajya Sabha.

His blitzkrieg will ultimately render Congress party rapidly losing political grounds. It is therefore high time for other parties to aggressively change their game plan to spread their influence among the masses.

Scams of Modi government  and dynastic politics of  BJP

Modi has been touting for delivering a corruption free governance.But Modi has been engaging himself in uprooting rival parties leaders in a corrupt manner  and also reinstating the corrupt leaders like Vijay Bahuguna, former CM of Uttarakhand (accused of corruption during Kedarnath crisis).Chhattisgrah CM Raman Singh is involved in padding scam, MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Vyapam scam,Vasundhra Raje is involved in mining scam,LED scam,PHED scam.

Moreover Rs200 crore fine on Adani has been withdrawn by the Prakash Javadekar -led environment ministry due to his proximity to Modi.In 2014,Adani group signed an MoU with SBI for a one-billion-dollar loan for its Australian mining project  which is being opposed by  three-quarters of Australians ,including Liberal voters.


BJP has turned into a second Congress party where as Modi was talking loudly of ushering in Congress mukt Bharat .BJP has the maximum number of leaders working on dynastic lines :Anurag Thakur (son of EX CM of Himachal Dhumal),Poonam Mahajan (Daughter of Pramod Mahajan),Dushyant Singh (son of Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje,daughter of late MP Vijaya Raje Scindia), Jayant Sinha(son of Yashwant Sinha) etc.

The Congress leadership and the party failed to aggressively target the BJP on such issues at the regional and national level.

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By : Arti Bali

Senior Journalist

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