Projecting CMs as Prime Ministerial Face is Oppn Strategy to Take on Modi in 2024

The hurdle for each Opposition entrance has been who would be the PM face?

Whereas they’ve been averting this query even within the final Lok Sabha polls, the constituents of this entrance have realised that in a personality-driven Lok Sabha election, with Narendra Modi’s towering picture, not throwing up a PM face simply doesn’t work.

So a formulation has been quietly been labored upon. And it’s that ‘Each CM might be PM’.

Sounds complicated? No, it’s a properly thought-out technique.


A senior chief informed News18, “See, it’s easy arithmetic. We wish the Opposition events to do properly of their respective states. If a sitting CM dangles the opportunity of her or him changing into the PM, it’s simple to get votes. If our help will increase, it’s simpler for us to put declare to being a substitute for the Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP).”

That is the calculation of the opposition events. For instance, if MK Stalin or Arvind Kejriwal convey to their voters that they might be the PM, they may handle an enormous sweep in polls.

“Now realizing the BJP has achieved properly in Bengal, if we are saying, for instance, how a few lady as PM, it could assist us get the Trinamool Congress’s (TMC) votes,” he mentioned.

The plan can also be that as an alternative of specializing in the nationwide image an excessive amount of, the stress must be on not ignoring the house state. For instance, the TMC made a mistake of venturing into Goa and ended up with an egg on the face.

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The thought is whereas the regional events will and might interact at nationwide stage and department out, it may well’t be at the price of their core areas — Delhi and Punjab for Kejriwal, Bengal for Mamata Banerjee, Telangana for KCR and Tamil Nadu for Stalin. This additionally explains the current stance of those events.

A living proof how the TMC promptly distanced itself from Mahua Moitra’s Kali feedback, regardless of realizing that she was proper in Bengal’s context. “If we’re wanting past Bengal, we will’t justify and help her feedback,” mentioned the chief.


No matter their electoral efficiency, the Opposition events have pinned their hopes on the Congress to carry out. In accordance with them, there are at the least 4 states the place the BJP is in a straight struggle towards the Congress — Rajasthan, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.

“If the Congress does properly in these states, in contrast to the final Lok Sabha polls, we’ve got some hope.”

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However the Congress projecting a candidate, which might inevitably imply Rahul Gandhi because the PM face, is certain to boomerang. “Any battle which is PM Modi versus Rahul Gandhi solely helps the BJP and harms the Congress much more.”

So when Kejriwal mentioned that he needed all events to return collectively to overthrow the BJP and that he is being projected as the PM face by the Aam Aadmi Get together (AAP), it appears scripted.

Of late, issues haven’t been easy between the AAP and TMC. When the AAP protested in elements of Bengal, the message was clear that issues usually are not good between the 2. A TMC chief mentioned, “We all know the AAP has its ambitions, however whether it is at our value, how can we reconcile?”

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For the sake of Opposition’s good efficiency in 2024, the TMC or another celebration can not afford to be oblivious to the truth that in Punjab and Delhi, the AAP can’t be ignored.

KCR’s recent aggression can also be a part of the narrative the Opposition is making an attempt to construct.

With a number of egos and clashes, can taking up the BJP be simple?

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