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Our aristocratic leaders

Motilal Nehru Marg is a prime residential area in Delhi. I had received an opportunity couple of times to visit the place for judging its massive size. Sheila Dixit reportedly lived in a bungalow on this road with 31 AC’s and 25 geysers etc. She had received several privileges in the Congress party thanks to her close proximity to Sonia Gandhi. She knew that after the death of Rajiv Gandhi, Sonia was feeling insecure. Sheila intelligently filled this vacuum thereby ensuring a better lifestyle for her.

The biggest damage she inflicted on the Congress was by contesting the Delhi election the job should have been entrusted to a younger candidate. However, greed is the prime quality of a politician. Congress will again lose the Maharashtra election if they contest polls under the leadership of honest but lackluster Prithviraj Chavan. They must ask Gurudas Kamath or Milind Deora to take the charge minus NCP. Have post poll alliance with the NCP, if circumstances thus warrant.

BJP must not have alliance with Shiv Sena and contest the assembly polls single-handedly. They must have a tie-up after the conclusion of election if they short fall of the required numbers. Congress will continue to lose till they nominate former Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge for the post of leader of opposition in Lok Sabha. The party must instead put forward Kamal Nath or Jyotiraditya Scindia’s name for the post. Sonia Gandhi is reluctant to take up the post due to health reasons. However, it is still unclear whether the party will get the leader of opposition post.

A question which arises here is why the BJP is not asking Sheila Dixit to step down as the governor of Kerala. She should not be provided an accommodation in Delhi too. Let she live in her house at her home town. Lal Krishna Advani contests election from the Gandhinagar constituency but resides in Delhi. He should also stay in Gandhinagar. Delhi is full of disgruntled leaders always trying to manipulate.

Amit Shah has been offered Z plus security. He needs only two professional commandoes and two or three additional RSS men to guard him. The same layer of secured must be provided to Nitin Gadkari. They are capable leaders and nobody will cause any harm to them.

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