Captain Vijayakanth has made his ambitions clear in his speech to his party workers over the last week-end. He has asserted in his speech that with Superstar Rajinikanth refusing to be drawn into the BJP’s bandwagon, he was the front runner to the Chief-minister-ship of the state.
Elections to TN will be held somewhere in 2016, unless there is a drastic change in plans, where the present ADMK government may call for dissolution of the present assembly, and call for snap polls. Some political observers feel that this is a possibility, provided the ousted CM Jayalalitha comes out of her legal wrangles in the disproportionate assets case, which has convicted her along with Sasikala and a few others. Incidentally, Jaya’s appeal is to be heard in the Bangalore High Court today. However, it could be just the beginning of a fairly long drawn process.
Some party workers in the meeting venue where Vijayakanth laid his plans clear however felt that just in case the BJP agrees to the ally DMDK holding the CM chair, it would be Premalatha Vijayakanth who would be the partys choice, and even Vijayakanth would bide by the party’s choice.
The BJP camp is Tamilnadu is amused by these developments; while the leadership in the state Unit would take the actor ally’s speech with a pinch of salt, they will also be left wondering if the DMDK is trying pressure tactics for a larger chunk of seat sharing.
However, political observers feel that elections 2016 in TN are a long way to go, and Vijayakanth’s utterances are too premature.
As the classic adage goes – 2 years is a long long time in politics.
PM Narendra Modi is likely to attend the swearing in ceremony of the BJP or BJP led government in Maharashtra, as and when it happens.
However, officials of the state governments protocol wing are in a quandary over how the seating arrangements are to be made, just in case Modi does attend the grand swearing in at the precincts of the Mantralaya.
Leaders of the state BJP seem to be of the opinion that the state officials must keep a watch on the swearing ceremony of the M L Khattar led government today, to see how the PM Modi is seated in that function.
“We suggested them that they should watch where PM sits during the swearing-in ceremony of Haryana government today and accordingly make seating arrangements here,” one leader stated.
Looks like the Haryana government officials did not ponder that much on the protocol challenge as this video of the today’s swearing in depicts.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took time off from his hectic schedule to meet a host of media people at the BJP Party headquarters this afternoon (25th Oct). Most of the leading lights of prominent TV channels and print media were present there.
Party president Amit Shah welcomed and next to that PM Modi addressed the media – his brief speech focused on his Clean India campaign, and how the media was playing a very constructive role in informing people of the same, and propelling them into action.
After the speech, he mixed with those present for informal interactions.
While there was a promise from the PM of more similar interactions in the coming times, the event was marked by the lack of any serious attempt by Shri Modi to take up questions on more serious issues.
For most in the media, it was a good opportunity to wish the PM in person, and get a now in vogue ‘selfie’ shot. And none of them were complaining of content as per seasoned observers.