Campaign to show Shinde as ‘Son of soil’, Uddhav As ‘elite’
A ‘rath yatra’ bringing the ‘Dhanush’ back from Ayodhya just around Ramnavmi- is envisaged to emphasise the CM’s commitment to the original Shiv Sena ideology, the Babasaheb legacy and the party symbol, ET has learnt.
The Dhanush yatra, in fact, is part of a larger yearlong campaign being planned in the runup to the 2024 Maharashtra assembly election.With the Uddhav Thackeray group expected to also up the ante on the party symbol, the biggest challenge for the Shinde camp is to project and position itself as the true claimant to the Balasaheb legacy and as the one that has ‘steered’ the party back to its essential Hindutva moorings which were tarnished by an ‘unnatural’ post-poll alliance with the Congress, those privy to the Shinde campaign plan told ET.
It will be underlined through a range of campaigns that will focus on how while Thackeray deviated from the Sena and Balasaheb ideology and legacy by allying with the Congress, Shinde worked to ‘protect’ the party ideology and values and guide it back to its Hindutva core.
The campaign will also look to make a clear distinction between Thackeray and Shinde. The latter will be projected as ‘son of the soil’ and an accessible CM vis a vis the ‘aloof and elite’ Thackeray.The CM is expected to launch political and governance campaigns in tandem to deepen the people’s emotional connect with the party symbol as well as to broad base policy-making and welfare scheme implementation.
“He will reach out to all communities to understand the issues and involve them in the policy decisions. If an auto driver can become CM, people should feel that it is their government, ” a key campaign planner told ET.
Starting from month-end, the entire party rank and file is expected to take the message to the masses and across all online and offline mediums.
Showtime Consulting is designing the Shinde campaign. The firm also planned the campaign for Conrad Sangma-led National People’s Party in Meghalaya. It is also working with Chandrababu Naidu.
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Deb Barman tweeted, “Woke up to an early morning call from the hon home minister @AmitShah to enquire about my health . He also categorically assured me that by the 27th of this month an interlocutor will be announced for our talks regarding the constitutional solution for our indigenous people of Tripura . I hope the home minister will understand the sentiments of the tiprasa and honour the commitment he has given to me.”
After a two-hour long meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah recently, Deb Barman said that the Union government would soon appoint an interlocutor to study and resolve the demands of the TMP within three months.He told the media that Shah has assured that like in the case of Nagaland, an interlocutor would be appointed to look after and resolve the demands of TMP within three months or a specific time frame.
“If we find satisfactory constitutional solutions to our demands, we would sign an accord with the Central government. Unless and until our demands are resolved, we will not join the BJP-led government in Tripura,”Deb Barman said.
The first three-day session of the newly-constituted Tripura Assembly will begin on Friday with the election of a new Speaker.CPI-M has 11 members and Congress has three. Opposition has fielded Congress leader Gopal Roy against BJP’s Biswa Bandhu Sen. Sen was Deputy Speaker in the earlier BJP led government. Roy and Sen filed their nomination papers on Thursday.
TMP has 13 seats while BJP has won 32 seats its ally Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) got one seat.
Deb Barman said that his party’s stand would be finalised after his meeting with the party’s 13 MLAs.
Tripura Congress President and MLA Birajit Sinha had earlier said that the TMP would support Gopal Roy for the Speaker’s post.
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The court granted him bail on a bond of `10,000 and suspended the sentence for 30 days to allow him to appeal in a higher court.
BJP MLA and former Gujarat minister Purnesh Modi had filed a criminal defamation case against the Congress leader in 2019, following his comment, “how come all the thieves have Modi as a common surname”, at an election rally in Kolar, Karnataka. Purnesh Modi claimed that the reference had defamed the entire Modi community.Chief judicial magistrate HH Verma ruled that the accused had deliberately insulted the people with the “Modi” surname.
During the hearing on sentencing, while Gandhi maintained that he had only raised issues of public interest and did not have any mala fide intention to insult anyone, the prosecution demanded maximum punishment stating that he is a member of Parliament where laws are enacted and hence any leniency to him would send a wrong message. The prosecution had also argued that the accused had to tender a written apology to the Supreme Court in another case and was warned by SC to be careful.
In the order, the court observed there was apparently no change of conduct of the accused even after the Supreme Court warning. Also, being an MP, his address to people is a serious matter, it said.
“That is why the offence becomes very serious and if the accused is given a light sentence, then a wrong message will go to the people and will not serve the purpose of defamation and anyone will defame anyone easily,” it added.
“They (BJP govt) want to get him ousted (from Lok Sabha). Person who speaks the truth & exposes you, you want to remove him through such means. Nobody gets two-year jail for defamation, someone is given one year, six months, or apology is sought, but provision for (disqualification) is two years and that is why they have applied it in complete… Coward, dictatorial BJP govt is incensed at Rahul Gandhi and Oppn because we are exposing their misdeeds and demanding JPC… Modi government sends police and ED, and imposes cases on political speeches,” said Mallikarjun Kharge.
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