On December 8, TV channels and social media had no time for anyone but Gujrat CM Narendra Modi, pitched as BJP’s PM pick.
But the reality is rather different today. AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal has emerged as the centre point for the social medias. He is urban hero occupying public mind-space and literally eating into Modi’s turf. In a twitter poll on Thursday evening, 4,693 were talking about BJP, with 30% positive about Modi. Kejriwal had 3,418 people talking about him, with 36% talking positively.
On the other hand BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar denied Modi was losing out.
“Modi should learn austerity and humility from Arvind Kejriwal and Mamta who use Wagon R and Maruti Alto. Shoudn’t NAMO be using NANO?” Digvijay tweeted.
Digvijay had attacked Kejriwal and his team at the time of Anna Hazare’s anti-graft agitation and now he has been praising ever since the AAP scored an impressive win in the Delhi polls.
B S Yeddyurappa has pending corruption cases against him but it seems the BJP are not bothered about it. Karnataka is the only state in the southern region where BJP seeks to win sizeable number of seats. The Bharatiya Janata Party are ready to accept the criticism that it has not learnt its lesson despiste the victory of AAP in Delhi.
L K Advani and Sushma Swaraj have raised their concerns but the party now seems to induct the leader. B S Yeddyurappa has said that on Thursday he would merge his Karnataka Janata Party woth BJP. “While January 5 or 6 was fixed for his return, the KJP leader wants to make it after January 15. We have left the dates to him,” a senior leader said.