Gujarat Election Results 2012: Is Modi headed to Delhi?
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Gujarat Election Results 2012: Is Modi headed to Delhi?

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 13:36
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Zeenews Bureau

Ahemdabad: With major poll surveys predicting a landslide for the Narendra Modi government in Gujarat, speculations are rife that the hardline Hindutva leader may well be projected as BJP’s prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 General Election.

Lending credence to the speculation are the predictions by major poll surveys that Modi government will improve its 2007 tally and the main opposition Congress will sink further.

If the outcome of the Assembly elections in Gujarat match the expectations, it will be the fifth consecutive victory of the ruling BJP in Gujarat- two under Keshubhai Patel and three under Modi.

Moreover, if the ruling party manages to improve its 2002 and 2007 tally, it will further enhance Modi’s stature in the BJP and increase his political weight as an ideal challenger to Congress scion Rahul Gandhi if the two are projected as the prime ministerial candidate from their respective parties.

A good show in Gujarat will eventually make Modi the first among equals in the BJP. The absence of any worthwhile challenger may even compel the BJP central leadership to prepare Modi for a larger role in the national politics.

However, the main opposition party is also aware of the risks it faces in projecting Modi as its prime ministerial candidate given his image of an anti-minority leader.

While a section of BJP leaders believe that only Modi can reinvigorate the Hindu nationalist party, there is an equally strong lobby which opposes him on grounds that it will distract the minorities.

For BJP, having Modi as its prime ministerial candidate could throttle the party's efforts to recapture lost ground in northern states such as Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, which have a sizable chunk of Muslims.

BJP also risks losing key allies it needs to form a national government. Nitish Kumar, the Chief Minister of Bihar would probably shun a BJP-led coalition with Modi at the helm.

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First Published: Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 13:34
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jayendra s. patel - Boston USA
Jai ho NaMo...You deserve this victory, Good work, Non currupt, True faith in six carod Gujarati... true BJP
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dharmesh mistry - Baroda , sadhli , gujrat.
our next PM is n,modi . jay garvi gujrat
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ranjeet - surat
jay ho.....bjp in gujrat....... thrue narendra modi......ab bjp ke senior leaders ko sochna chahiye ki narendra mosi ka rasta rokne ki gustakhi na kare ...or support kare,,,,4 next P.M.
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bharart singh bhati - jodhpur
modi ek tufan hai jo iske samne ayega wo isme ud jayega
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neeraj garg - delhi
congress ko apni aukat dikha do
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neeraj garg - delhi
narender modi hum sab tumhi ko dekh rahay hai.
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sourav - W.B
Every leader should think like n.modi for improvement his state.
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Peeyush Rohilla - Gurgaon
Never ever the muslims will vote for BJP ... dont know why some of the BJP people are holding themself back in supporting/projecting Modi as PM candidate. The so called minorities are NOT minority as of now :P why everytime divide the citizens on Moniroty and majority grounds. we are one. we are Indian
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YATHAM R.K - TIRUPATHI
MODI=MAN OF DEVELOPMENT ICON
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Prasant Kumar Patnaik - Bhubaneswar
Modi deserves a hat trick. People of Gujarat will never forget the works he has done for the state. It will not be an exaggeration if I say that the country will be benefited if he becomes the Prime Minister of India.
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aaj tak - mumbai
why would u deliberately speify HINDUTVA HARDLINER? Are you getting paid by Congress? Do you refer to Muslim leaders as HARDLINER MUSLIMS?



Bhupat Patel - Jamnagar
BJP will get seat more than aspected by any one. After 20th Dec Soniya and Rahul will not go for any media or chanels after result is declared. I request all youngs of India if you want real progress and golden future of you and your child than you should Vote only Modi either Hindu or Muslim. Every time in India Gujarat will guide to all what we thinks. Gandhiji leads for freedom and Sardar Patel leads India for Integrity and Modi will leads India for Progress.



Mahendra Sutaria - mum,bai
Modi will definately win with cleared 2/3 majority



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