DNA or deoxyribonucleic acid, is the hereditary material in humans and almost all other organisms. In political parlance, DNA has been linked to Asmita (Identity) and Nitish has mastered the process of conscience re-engineering without impacting the DNA. His return to NDA fold marks the beginning of a new chapter of circumstantial compulsion of survival which defines DNA of every savvy politician. Being a suave strategist he knew that steering the boat of Gathbandhan till 2019 would land him more brickbats than bouquets given the slew of corruption charges against Yadav clan. Returning to NDA roots helped him retain tall stature in the state.
Cries of betrayal and opportunism is hardly going to offer any solace to fragmented opposition which needs to put their house in order. Trouble has started in Congress camp in Gujarat where 3 MLAs are set to join BJP. This would mean a tough fight for Ahmed Patel. Keshav Prasad Maurya is set to retain his seat from Phulpur and this would spoil Mayawati’s chances to gaining entry to Rajya Sabha from Phulpur.
Chanakya has checkmated the opposition. “Never hate your enemies. It clouds your judgement”, Michael Corleone’s words from the movie “The Godfather” reiterates the strategy of Shah Modi combine.
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