The situation has become quite tricky, rather interesting in the state after Pauri MP Satpal Maharaj switched the side. On the other hand, his wife – Amrita Rawat, a minister in Harish Rawat Cabinet has made it clear that she won’t leave the party. (JPN/Bureau)
Satpal Maharaj has emerged as a crucial factor for BJP amid all these equations. The reasons are clear enough – Satpal Maharaj has got a huge following, political lineage and a spiritual image, which are expected to work in favour of the saffron party.
This would also bolster party’s poll prospects and benefit the heavyweights in a major way and they have already started making calculated efforts towards this very direction.
The saffron party has already started mulling a major role for Satpal Maharaj in its present and future scheme of things. Besides, at a time, when the Congress is nursing dejection over decision of a firebrand leader like Satpal to leave the party at a key juncture, the BJP leaders are quite elated over the development. Speculations are at its zenith over the probable impact of Satpal’s defection to BJP on Congress.
If the development has sent Congress strategists on back foot, the BJP leaders are gearing up for the upcoming polls with a confidence. Satpal’s strength mainly lies on his several years of political experience and number of followers and according to the saffron party’s think tank, this very base would script success story for BJP candidates.
Satpal also has a considerable influence on Pauri, Haridwar and Nainital seats and after his inclusion in BJP, the ex-Congress leader is not contesting the polls.
Satpal will busy in mobilizing his supporters and followers towards BJP and by the time he contests polls, it’s believed that there would be polarization of votes.
The situation has become quite tricky, rather interesting in the state after Pauri MP Satpal Maharaj switched the side. On the other hand, his wife – Amrita Rawat, a minister in Harish Rawat Cabinet has made it clear that she won’t leave the party.