All For Power
As elections in four states are on, the Congress has started to witness tussles in the party. In Tamil Nadu Jayanthi Thangkabalu, wife of Tamil Nadu, Congress Committee president KV Thangkabalu, succeeded in getting the ticket from Mylapore. But it is very surprising that the nomination papers filed by her were rejected due to some very minor but important shortcoming, i.e. the absence of her signature. Then the nomination of the dummy candidate was approved and the dummy candidate became the main one. What is surprising is that no one but her husband KV Thangkabalu was the dummy candidate. It is believed that Thangkabalu was himself interested in contesting the assembly elections but was not given the ticket by party high command because he is a sitting MP. That is why he enacted this drama. A senior Congress leader commented that this was a very popular method in Congress. He also informed that if one wanted to prevent someone from contesting the elections, many techniques including kidnapping were adopted. He recalled how he was also kidnapped once by his fellow party man while he was trying to contest an election.
Senior Congress leader Mohan Prakash is more than happy nowadays. His position in the party has been elevated as he has been given the charge of three important states—J&K, Gujarat and Maharashtra. He is now shifted to a bigger room in party headquarters which was previously occupied by Prithviraj Chavan, present CM of Maharashtra. It is believed that Mohan Prakash is rewarded for his loyalty shown to the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty by commenting that ‘Rahul Gandhi is the copy of Loknayak Jai Prakash Narayan’. Low-profile Mohan Prakash suddenly has become very close to Madam Sonia Gandhi.
It seems that the use of information technology doesn’t suits the BJP. Earlier, one of its senior leaders Sushma Swaraj faced the heat for her tweets and now it is the turn of senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani for his blog. It is said that many senior party workers are very unhappy with his blog. They believe that Advani is giving unnecessary importance to some leaders by quoting their names in his blog. For example, recently Shahnawaz Hussain was praised in the blog for his speech in Parliament and his photo was also pasted. Other Muslim leaders of the party have pulled a long face over this kind of blog politics being played by such a senior leader as Advani.
Uttarakhand CM Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ is busy with his ‘Vikas Yatra’. He is going to the people of the state to make them aware of the developmental works done by his government, but it seems that the senior leaders of his own party are not content with him. It is heard in the corridors of power that countdown for his removal has begun as the party high command is taking the corruption charges made against him very seriously. It is said that BJP President Gadkari is not happy with the allegations of corruption in winter games and is about to take some hard decision.