Not one, but these three women who may upset Modi and BJP’s applecart in upcomng LS polls
New Delhi, Feb 03: There may not be just one, but three women who might just turn out to be biggest nightmares for the BJP and chances of Prime Minister Narendra Modi winning a second term in a general election due by May.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the firebrand Chief Minister of West Bengal state, Mamata Banerjee, and Mayawati, a former Uttar Pradesh CM may all prove to be a thorn in Modi's rosy aspirations. The three have a huge following in different part so the country, combined together it may spell danger for BJP.
"The opposition has more powerful women leaders than the NDA, and therefore they will be able to carry conviction with voters generally, and with women voters, in particular," said former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, part of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty that has ruled India for much of the time since its independence from the British in 1947, joined the struggle in January, when the opposition Congress party made her its face in the nation's most populous state, Uttar Pradesh.
The other two women seen threatening Modi's grip on power have tremendous experience than Priyanka, and both could be seen as potential Prime Ministerial candidates. They are BSP's Mayawati and Banerjee of the Trinamool Congress (TMC).
According to the opinion poll, Modi remains, for now, the most popular leader in the country. But then the popularity that these three women enjoy cannot just be ignored.
Congress has said it wants to form a post-poll partnership with Mayawati's BSP and SP alliance, though it will be fighting against it in 78 seats in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
There is however, also no formal alliance between Banerjee and Congress, though she does know Rahul and Priyanka, personally. Dinesh Trivedi, a former Union Minister, said Banerjee enjoys a good personal relationship with Sonia Gandhi, a former Congress president, and so working with her two children would not be a problem.