published by, Sanstuti Nath
Last Update: April 30, 2023, 3:04 PM IST
Together Nitish Kumar With the support of opposition leaders, there is a discussion on who is the better Chanakya in the election battle – Amit Shah, Nitish Kumar or Sharad Pawar.
All of them are special in their own way, but their ability to chalk out an election strategy will be tested during the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
At present, talking about the perspective of Bihar, Nitish Kumar is getting initial success because the big leaders of the country are supporting him in the initiative of opposition unity. The role of the Congress party is very important for opposition unity. Its leaders will have to show big heart and allow regional parties to flourish in their bastions. For example, the Congress party contested the last West Bengal assembly election and did not win a single seat. He got a seat in the by-election. Similarly, it contested 403 seats in Uttar Pradesh and won only two seats in the 2022 assembly elections. RJD Vice President Shivanand Tiwari said, Telangana is also facing a similar situation.
“Nitish Kumar’s role as a matchmaker is crucial here. He came up with the formula of ‘one seat one candidate’, which was accepted by the Congress party. This was the reason that Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge held talks with Nitish Kumar and then met Rahul Gandhi. The Chief Minister of West Bengal also accepted Nitish Kumar’s proposal. Mamata Banerjee and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav. Nevertheless, Nitish Kumar’s mettle will be tested if he manages to bring all these leaders on a single platform. It is not an easy political road for Nitish Kumar to bring all these leaders on one platform, followed by a unanimous decision on one seat, one candidate formula and most importantly a positive result in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.” Tiwari said.
“At this point of time, we cannot say who is the best Chanakya of the country – Amit Shah, Nitish Kumar or Sharad Pawar. They are all good. Everyone knows how Amit Shah works at a subtle level to divide the votes of opposition parties to bring smaller parties or influential leaders in one or two districts in favor of the BJP. It is not a big deal, especially for the BJP.
“For Nitish Kumar, uniting opposition parties and converting people’s support into votes and reducing division of votes in the grand alliance will decide how good he will be as the country’s Chanakya,” he said.
“Everyone is talking about how Rahul, Mamata and Akhilesh are supporting Nitish Kumar’s initiative. I firmly believe that Nitish has his own style of befriending leaders of different political parties. When he was the Union Railway Minister, he never thought of the development of one region of the country. He fulfilled the demands of every leader from north to south and east to west. He has very good personal relations with other leaders which is his number one plus point. Second is his clean image. No one could drag him into any corruption case, not even the BJP. In addition, the BJP’s recent moves to target select leaders of opposition parties such as Rahul Gandhi And Arvind Kejriwal also forced him and other such leaders to think about unity.
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