Thumbs-Yeddy Says UP Diary­for BJP Shows from Pay­ment Mum­bai Mu­nic­i­palto Cong Lead­ers Re­sults

CM’s par­lia­men­tary secy Govin­daraju says seized diary does not be­long to him

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics - Rav­ish.Ti­wari @times­group.com

New Delhi: As BJP fights for Luc­know, Mum­bai brought good tid­ings for the party’s lead­er­ship in Delhi.

Mid­way through the tight tri­an­gu­lar con­test in Ut­tar Pradesh, BJP won eight of the10 ur­ban municipal bod­ies in Ma­ha­rash­tra. In the pres­ti­gious Mum­bai cor­po­ra­tion, BJP fin­ishedBeng alur close u: toKarShivna tSe­naaka and,CM with­Sid­dara­ma­iah’sthe­helpofre­bel­par­lia­men­taryBJP­can­di­datessec­re­tary­who­foughtKGovin­dara­juasIn­de­pen­dentshas­saidand won,that amay­di­aryeven­pur­port­ed­lyendu­pas­theshow­ings­in­gle largest­cash­pay­mentsparty.And­made­this to­comeshis­par­ty­close on­high­thecom­mand,heel­sofBJP’sal­leged­ly­good per­for-seized mance­fromhis­in­house­ru­ral lo­cal­dur­ing­bod­yaraid­elec­tion­softhe in­In­come-Odisha.Tax Depart­ment in 2016, doesWhile,no­t­ex­pect­edly,be­long­to­him.BJP of­fi­cially in­ter­pret­edKar­natakaMa­ha­rash­tra’sBJPpres­i­dent­mu­nici-BS palYed­dyu­rap­pa­pol­lver­dic­thadasanal­lege­den­dorse­ment­thatthe of­di­ary­the­had­sta­teen­triesand cen­tralof­pay­ments­gov­ern-to ment’s‘DVGS’,poli­cies,‘Of­ficetheof par­tyRG’,‘isOf­ficelookingof atSG’some­and­sig­nif­i­can­tAICC,among­po­lit­icalothers.gains.He claimedFirst,Ma­ha­rash­trathattheto­ta­land‘pay­ments’Odisha re­sultswere­fo­rof­fer1,000some,cror­eifno­tand­greatthe₹ ini-ev­i­dence,tialsstood­ofthe­for­party’sAICC­gen­er­al­a­bil­i­ty­se­cre-toat­tract­tary sup­port­in­chargein­var­ied­ofKarstates,nataka,de­spiteDigvs­tatei­jay aand/Siorng­cen­tralh,off iin­cum-ceof bency.Congress vice-pres­i­dent Rahul Gand­hiSe­cond,andCongress’of­fice­of­poor­par­tyshow­ing­pre­si­in­den­tMa­ha­rash­traSo­ni­aGandhi,an­drespec­tively.Odisha­fur­ther“I said­weak­en­seven dur­ingBJP’sna­tion­althein­ves­tiga-ri­val and­tion­it­sthata­bil­i­tythis­di­ary­to­bro­keris­no­tan­mine.ef­fec­tiveThat Op­po­si­tion­hand­writin­ga­gain­sti­sal­soBJP.not mine,” Govin­dara­juThird,BJP’stol­drestiveET.Theally-di­arycum-mayri­val­havein­beenMa­ha­rash­tra,plante­d­inShivmy­house.”Sena,lo-A sesse­nior­somem­i­nis­terofits told­bar­gain­ingET,“itis myste-power. Se­nar­i­oushad­how­fought­theI-TDepart­men­tur­ban­mu­nic­i­pal­found poll­sit­there.onIt meansananti-that­de­mon­eti­sa­tionPMNaren­dra plat­form,Modiis and­di­rect­lyBJP’sus­ing­good­show,theI-in-T Ma­ha­rash­tra re­sults strengthen Deven­dra Fad­navis, who has been at the rough end of many Sena cri­tiques

clud­ing in Mum­bai, will make Sena a less dif­fi­cult ne­go­ti­at­ing part­ner. Depart­men­tFourth,this­in­will­his­planap­ply­forinCongress-the­cru­cial­mukht­pres­i­den­tialBharat.All of­elec­tion­susare­wor­ried­where Sena’sthatthe60de­part­men­tMLAsand15­mayMPs­beareusedapo-to ten­tialplant­thingsspoi­ler­in­forourBJP.prop­er­tiesA­lessassu-and redthatSe­nawewil­l­maybe tar­geted.”be­more­a­menable to BJP’sCongress’splan­forKar­nataka­thenex­tRash­tra­p­ati.unit­work­ingFifth,pres­i­den­tMa­ha­rash­tra’sandAICCspokesper-re­sults strength­en­sonDi­neshCMGun­duDeven­draRao Fad­nav­isac­cused andYed­dyu­rap­pacan­make­of­gov­ern­ing“los­inghiseasier­men­tal­for the­bal­ance”.youngCM,Cong­whoresshas beenMLCatVSthe roughU­graendpp aof, manyals Se­nao­cl­cri­tiques.os­eto Sid­dara­ma­iah,BJPlead­ers,speak­ingques­tioned­of­frecord,how saidYed­dyu­rap­pathe­p­os­si­ble­or­weak­eninganyBJPleaderofSena’sgained­bar­gain­ingac­cesstopow­era­di­ary­waspur­port-abig­gained­ly­for­seizedthep­ar­ty­bytheinMa­ha­rash­tra.I-Tde­part­ment.

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