BJP pins hopes on Left
Justice V R Krishna Iyer, who has been a mascot for the Left, was the latest to jump on to the saffron party bandwagon and support BJP prime...
Justice V R Krishna Iyer, who has been a mascot for the Left, was the latest to jump on to the saffron party bandwagon and support BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Justice V R Krishna Iyer has announced his support to Modi-for-PM. The CPM has been the biggest supporter of the Jan Sangh /BJP, in the name of anti-Congressism. This has buoyed the BJP, which is confident of opening its account in Kerala. The BJP hopes that the Left will support where it is weak – in the name of anti-Congressism, just as BJP transferred its vote for the Left in the last Assembly polls, when Left Front came a close second.
In the saffron party, praising Modi, without offending Advani is a tough call. BJP Spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi performed this delicate task, when she said, “So far as Advani is concerned, he is like Chanakya. This time he has not only taken up the assignment, but has also taken the vow to unseat the Nanda dynasty (Congress-led UPA) and coronate Chandragupta (Narendra Modi). So, I can understand how the people belonging to the Nanda dynasty must be feeling.”