1. This ’69 per cent’ theory by Arun Shourie can topple Narendra Modi, BJP in 2019 General Elections; know how

This ’69 per cent’ theory by Arun Shourie can topple Narendra Modi, BJP in 2019 General Elections; know how

Arun Shourie has got a plan, which according to him, is capable of stopping the Modi-Amit Shah juggernaut in 2019.

By: | Published: November 27, 2017 1:35 PM
 narendra modi, arun shourie, bjp, 2019 general elections, Arun Shourie 69 per cent, narendra modi 2019 lok sabha elections, narendra modi and arun shourie, arvind kejriwal vs modi, bjp 2019 elections Arun Shourie has got a plan, which according to him, is capable of stopping the Modi-Amit Shah juggernaut in 2019. (PTI)

Even as PM Narendra Modi looks invincible, various political analysts and leaders are coming up with their own strategies to plan a challenge for BJP in 2019 General Elections. In the same league, former BJP leader Arun Shourie has got a plan, which according to him, is capable of stopping the Modi-Amit Shah juggernaut in 2019. Shourie’s idea can be termed as ‘plan 69 per cent’, which he spoke about last week during a book release event in the national capital.

Speaking during the launch on ‘India Social’, the book by Aam Aadmi Party’s social media strategist Ankit Lal, on Friday last, Shourie, a noted economist, pointed out that in 2014 only 31 per cent voters have opted for BJP. This means that as many as 69 per cent didn’t vote for the saffron party. The former Union minister in Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, who is not a part of the Modi government, said if all opposition parties come together, the ruling BJP at the Centre will bite the dust in 2019.

If at all, the rest of political parties think situation has gone out of control and defeat of BJP is necessary for India, he said, they should come together and field a joint candidate from each constituency. “If you really believe the country is in peril because of the way things are happening… then you must get together. The first point should be that there will only be one candidate against a BJP candidate in each constituency… against people who we all believe are taking the country into a very dangerous zone,” Shourie said. The former minister also said that he can prepare a common minimum programme for such an initiative against BJP within 10-15 minutes.

Joined by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Shourie further slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party for not delivering on the promises made earlier. “They (the BJP) have not delivered on development and all the indications (are) that they don’t have the attention span to work diligently on economic reforms. Reforming the economy is a matter which is a marathon, and these people don’t have the attention for that marathon,” said Shourie.

Shourie also slammed BJP government for Aadhaar implementation. He said that Aadhaar is being linked to everything and chances of siphoning out money from bank accounts have gone up. He termed the practice as lunacy.

On social media, Shourie said, “Social media is being manipulated by political parties… BJP people are doing this by abusing people. Second, it is being used for creating these ephemeral waves which can affect perceptions and policies, and they’re also becoming instruments of abuse and intimidation.”

Meanwhile, Kejriwal also came out with his own theory on 2019 elections. He said that the next general election will be a contest between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and people of India. The Delhi CM said discontent and anger is rising among the public. Slamming BJP for GST and demonetisation, Kejriwal said that people have started standing up. “The next election will be fought by the people. I don’t know how much leaders or political parties will matter in elections, but the next election will be Mr Modi versus the people of India. The people will defeat him,” Kejriwal said.

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    Shashank
    Nov 29, 2017 at 4:09 pm
    This plan should be renamed as " 69". Even if these top politicians join their hands having only one point to stop Modi, the local party leaders, the people of the country will not support this 69 plan. They are not fools to work for their top leaders if they don't have a place there. Don't worry. Even in Mahabharatha, all cruel powers joined together to loose the war. It is good if you can collate them together so that they all can finish their political life in one shot.
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      velaler.com velaler
      Nov 29, 2017 at 2:38 pm
      Arun is a very capable and highly experienced economist, if not more at last at par with Swamy. He needs to be listened to save country from disaster. Today every body is upset with Demo and GST's faulty implementation,
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        vip
        Nov 29, 2017 at 11:35 am
        Great. Now u expect Pm Modi to delver everything in 3.5 years ? Is it not big thing that they have not delivered scams and double digit inflation ? What u advice is Lalu, Mulayam, and RaGa continue with dynasty ? Check with Kejriwal, whether he delivered what he promised ?
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          Viswanath
          Nov 28, 2017 at 5:59 pm
          This failed job aspirant has been ranting this since 2015.
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            Hitesh
            Nov 28, 2017 at 11:20 am
            Pigs will fly the day all the opposition parties get together to field one candidate in each cons uency!! Arun Shourie is offering advice that will just not hold water. If it were so simple, why has that strategy not attempted for so many years? Against Indira Gandhi, the opposition got together post emergency, only to tear itself apart in a matter of days. Remember Choudhary Charan Singh? Remember the post emergency polls? Indira Gandhi got back with a vengeance in a matter of no time. India is too vast a country, massive population, lots of differences, religions, languages, ... for such a policy to work. It does not work in a small state, let alone the country.
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              Tejkumar
              Nov 28, 2017 at 10:46 am
              1. If Arun Shourie wants to topple Modi-Shah combine let him first come out of the party and do so. Or if he wants to be within BJP let him become the undisputed leader of BJP. 2. If his sole aim is to get the opposition parties together just to topple BJP without a common platform for the progress of India, such a thought would be disastrous to the country. My regard for Arun Shourie has fallen steeply. He is only trying to settle his personal woes.
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                RAMESH BABU N
                Nov 28, 2017 at 4:02 am
                Now 76. Was out of power and totally ignored since 2010. Busy with family problems. Why such old and dead horses stoop to such low level of gimmicks to be in the news ? Can't people retire graciously ? I used to respect this person then for his commitment for nation building work. Now ? Working for weakening a strong and progressive nation. At 76, he should read and emulate Swami Vivekananda. Not join Khujliwalas, Pappus and Didis. God must put some maturity in this old head.
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                  k.a.krishna rao
                  Nov 28, 2017 at 12:25 am
                  BJP TOO COULD DO THE SAME. THEY CAN GATHER OTHER PARTIES AND FORM A FORMIDABLE FRONT TO PREVENT ARUN SHOURIE'S AND KEJRIVAL'S PLAN FROM SUCCEEDING. BUT WHEN MODI'S GOVT IS DOING SO WELL FOR THE POOR, WHY SHOULD BJP BE DISLODGED..!! . JUST BECAUSE THESE TWO HATE HIM... !! HINDU'S STRATEGY SHOULD BE THIS TIME , I FEEL, TO DECLARE INDEPENDENCE , IF THESE ANTI-HINDU ELEMENTS START CUTING HINDUS AGAIN AND DRIVE THEM TO THE WALL- LIKE KOSOVO, LIKE UKRAIN, LIKE NORTH KOREA, LIKE TAIWAN, LIKE NORTHERN CYPRUS, LIKE SERBIA, LIKE WEST IRIAN, LIKE BANGLADESH, ETC.BUT I HOPE THESE SHOURIES AND ARAVINDS WILL NOT DRIVE HINDUS TO SUCH A DESPERATE SITUATION....LET US PRAY TO GOD TO SAVE OUR NATION FROM VILLAINOUS PERSONS
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                    Anupam
                    Nov 27, 2017 at 9:59 pm
                    I had respect for Arun Shourie. I thought he was a guy who luved India. But he has been exposed. Just because he is not in ministry he is criticising BJP. People like u only want power n importance. Just bcoz u didn’t get ur supporting Rahul Gandhi. So it proves der is no difference between u n Rahul Gandhi. 69 position is good. Rahul knows a lot abt it.he goes der for meditation Mr Shourie or may i say Mr Stupid .
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                    1. Sanjib Bandyopadhyay
                      Nov 27, 2017 at 6:47 pm
                      A bookish economist seems to be good in arithmetic. What he has said, that we often hear from bus conductors. But he must know, game is played on the field. He has no experience in handling so many parties having self declared star players each. He thinks, he has given the best clue. He perhaps expects a very good assignment in 2019.
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                        gopal
                        Nov 27, 2017 at 4:13 pm
                        people are writing obituary for a party in power at center for just 3 years (6 years a decade ago) and celebrating 60 yrs of creative destruction by another dynasty party....constructive destruction is the aim of a section of the Indian population
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                          AK
                          Nov 27, 2017 at 3:56 pm
                          Sir, Election Commission should compile the data of the total number of votes to each of the winning Party candidate forming the Government and then sum up and put up cons uency wise position across India. It would show the real picture that those who are in power are basically voted by only a small number out of the total population. In nutshell, our half of the total population are voters of which only half or less than half vote and of that only scoring one third or little above win! Voters in cities are maximum of the slum area . The house holders are less in number than the slums got settled in the past for vote Bank .Vote Bank slums growing at the cost of tax payers.
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                          1. Debajyoti Biswas
                            Nov 27, 2017 at 3:52 pm
                            Khayali o
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                              swati bhansali
                              Nov 27, 2017 at 3:14 pm
                              I support Shourie’s views - if a groundswell of public opinion is against the dictatorial policies of our present government, now more than ever, the public must express their discontent by voting against BJP, help build an Opposition that can face up to such policies, and at least prepares itself for future general and assembly election if it is too early to expect it in the forthcoming 2019.
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                                Gaytri
                                Nov 27, 2017 at 2:52 pm
                                Arun is a old man Banjo India is a country for Millianials who want young blood with a vision and no corruption
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                                  arun
                                  Nov 27, 2017 at 2:13 pm
                                  this theory will not work there are many opposition there are opposition to congress which are not bjp. this theory is useless in tamil nadu, kerala, andhra pradesh, telegana, tirupura because there bjp is only marginal player neither congress is strong there these are states bjp is growing and there is no chances of revival of congress. there many states already this is formula in use but of no avail madhya pradesh, gujarat, rajasthan, uttarkhand, himachal pradesh, and haryana contest is direct between bjp and congress. consolidation of opposition can also back fire on themselves this was seen in west bengal when congress and left came left declined further tmc, left, congress coming together will futher their space
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