The picture emerging after Sunday’s exit polls shows the return of the NDA govt in Delhi. Though exit polls are not results, they triggered a flurry of political activity the next day. Both ruling parties as well as the Opposition got busy formulating their strategies and getting their chess pieces in place. BJP President Amit Shah sent out an invitation for talks cum dinner to all NDA partners. It was reported that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also be part of the deliberations on Tuesday evening.
Confabulations were kicked off even in the opposing camp..Monday saw Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav reaching BSP Chief Mayawati’s Lucknow residence. Both put their heads together for over an hour where exit polls were reportedly discussed. Emerging from the meeting, Akhilesh refused to divulge anything about the talks to the media. For now, its the BJP which has no qualms about speaking loud and clear that NDA will get absolute majority and Prime Minister Modi will do an encore at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg.
BJP’s allies are also unanimous that the next govt will be formed under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi.
TDP Chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu also kept at his mission of uniting all opposition parties. He has already met Congress President Rahul Gandhi, SP’s Akhilesh Yadav, BSP’s Mayawati, NCP Chief Sharad Pawar and other opposition figures over the last few days. He also met TMC Chief Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata on Monday and said he now plans to call on the Election Commission in Delhi next.
While Chandrababu Naidu has been making efforts to bring opposition parties for long. Congress and its allies have said they are also engaged in mutual discussions covering differents aspects related to the elections and will form the govt after the poll results.
It’s still two days to go before the votes are counted. Two more days for leaders to shuffle their decks. On the 23rd, they will have to play the hand they are dealt by the country’s voters.