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Narendra Modi is the ‘self-destruct mantra’ of BJP: Singhvi

Modi is the self destruct mantra of BJP. Last few days implosions and explosions in BJP are only precursor to real firefight in the offing.

New Delhi | Updated: March 25, 2014 1:46 pm

Congress on Tuesday took a swipe at Narendra Modi latching on to divisions and squabbles within his party over tickets distribution among senior leaders and dubbed the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate as “self destruct mantra” of the party.

“Modi is the self destruct mantra of BJP. Last few days implosions and explosions in BJP are only precursor to real firefight in the offing,” party spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi tweeted on Tuesday.

In his another comment on Twitter, he said when “Advani, Jaswant, Harin Pathak, Rana, Chaubey, Lalji Tandon cannot trust Modi, how can the nation? When your own people do not belong to you, how can the nation?”.

Singhvi’s comments came in the wake of back-to-back controversy within the BJP over the issue of tickets involving senior party leaders. The latest controversy is about ticket denial to senior party leader in Gujarat Harin Pathak. Before this, there was a huge controversy over L K Advani’s demands to contest from Bhopal and not from Gandhinagar offered by the party, though Advani finally agreed to accept the party’s choice of Gandhinagar.

This was, however, not before a full throttle political spectacles giving a picture of a rift within the BJP. Lalji Tandon’s Lucknow seat was also changed from where BJP president Rajnath Singh is now contesting, while Murli Manohar Joshi had to vacate the Varanasi seat for Modi.

All these incidents were marked by media speculations of these party veterans not comfortable with the rise of a new power equation within the BJP.

Matters turned worse in the case of Jaswant Singh who decided to file his nomination as an independent candidate from Barmer after being denied ticket from where BJP filed Sonaram Chowdhry who was a former Congress MLA.

Launching a veiled attack on Narendra Modi yesterday after filing his nomination, Singh had said the “Namo-Namo tamasha” and the decision-making process in BJP shows the “arrogance” of the ‘Emergency era’.

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  1. B
    Mar 25, 2014 at 12:52 pm
    Singvi must have started preparing to return to his original profession. He is a clever man and knows in the core of his heart that Congress is fighting a losing battle.
    1. S
      Mar 25, 2014 at 3:24 pm
      Is this the same guy who was involved in taking service from lawyers (particularly female lawyers) promising positions in judiciary? Any sense of shame left in this guy??
      1. B
        Mar 25, 2014 at 12:45 pm
        If Modi is a self destruct mantra, it is good for the Congress. They should encourage him o that Congress can once again come to power!
        1. K
          Kishor Ruparelia
          Mar 25, 2014 at 11:34 am
          The track record of Manu Singhvi is such that no one would give any, credence to his words. His statements can only be counter productive for Congress.
          1. P
            Purshottam Patel
            Mar 25, 2014 at 11:39 am
            Mr Singhvi. Check your past first. How clean you are!
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