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Plot scripted in Delhi, enacted in Surat and Guwahati

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Plot scripted in Delhi, enacted in Surat and Guwahati

Express News Service

AHMEDABAD:  Given the sequence of occasions, it might seem the flight of pro-Eknath Shinde MLAs in Maharashtra to Gujarat was per a BJP script written in Delhi to be enacted within the social gathering’s stronghold Surat after which in Guwahati. 

Gujarat social gathering chief CR Patil is from Surat, and so is the state’s Home Minister Harsh Sanghvi. Assam BJP CM Himanta Biswa Sarma has emerged as the numerous hyperlink within the episode. “In the course of events in Maharashtra, Gujarat BJP chief CR Patil or any other leader had no role to play. Patil had the responsibility to look after the outbound Shiv Sena MLAs in Gujarat. However, he could not do the job assigned by Delhi, so the entire responsibility fell on Assam CM Sarma,” mentioned a pacesetter who requested to not be named. 

“Had CR (Patil) managed the whole operation satisfactorily, why would the Shiv Sena MLAs be moved from Surat to Guwahati? Patil was a manager who received instructions from Delhi,” mentioned the chief quoted above. Surat’s choice was apparent. However, “number-two BJP leader in Delhi did not like the Sena leaders meeting the rebel MLAs in Surat,” mentioned the chief. “Secondly, this BJP leader did not want his second attempt to topple the Maharashtra government to fail. So overnight, he excluded CR Patil and handed the responsibility to Modi’s confidant Sarma,” mentioned the chief. 

Another senior chief, on situation of anonymity, mentioned the entire episode was being programmed from Delhi. He mentioned the planning for the present drama befell when a high chief in Delhi got here to Gujarat a while in the past to fulfill a “big Marathi leader” on the former’s residence. “A long closed-door meeting followed,” this chief mentioned. “No one knew about the Maharashtra leader’s visit”. 

The senior Gujarat BJP chief briefed the highest Delhi leaders about his assembly. “They worked out an action plan. The big Marathi leader met a top BJP leader in Delhi and everything was settled between the two,” mentioned the senior chief quoted above.

“No doubt, BJP has a lot of faith in Sarma, that’s why the case of Jignesh Mevani from Gujarat was lodged from Assam. The defamation case against the Delhi AAP was lodged from Assam. All this indicates that the real game is being played in Delhi,” mentioned political analyst Dilip Patel.