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How MNS's support to Modi will spoil NDA's dream of 'party whole night' post results
On the 8th foundation day of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), its chief Raj Thakarey announced the list of seven candidates who will contest general election 2014. He further said that his every winning candidate would support Narendra Modi as Prime Minister.
Nitin Gadkari who earlier attempted to convince Raj Thakarey not to field any candidate, immediately thanked Thakarey for his support to Modi. He also requested him to rethink to support NDA and in this case Shiv Sena. 

Many reported it as a boost to Modi. Some TV channels too reported that it's an attempt to corner Shiv Sena, who was critical of Gadkari-Raj Thakeray meeting. Shiv Sena though not reacted sharply, but its spokesperson appeared to be very defensive on this issue citing state BJP leadership distanced itself from MNS. However, Gadkari's statement createed a blunder and clearly none can see through the real design of MNS.

During 2009, due to MNS, NDA had lost 9 seats which ultimately went to UPA. This time around MNS's design is also only to benefit UPA. All the seven seats on which he has declared candidates shouldn't be seen as his rivalry against brother Uddhav Thakeray. It's simple that in all these seats his candidates will facilitate UPA's win. He is likely to field more candidates only to spoil NDA's party.

Raj Thackarey said that his wining candidates will support Modi. Had he had real support to Modi, he wouldn't have fielded any candidate against NDA or at best wanted couple of his candidates to contest on BJP's ticket. But his intention is different.

Many would ask question, if he is in a mission to damage NDA's prospects, why he publicly supported Modi's candidature. This may appears mud, but the design is great.

MNS is an extreme outfit that is purely enemy to North-Indian people, particularly from UP and Bihar. Modi has a great stake in these two states. Now if MNS stands supporting Modi and BJP, just imagine what would be the repercussions in these two states. If BJP and Modi thanks MNS, then people of UP and Bihar (importantly these are swing states having 120 seats), despite support to Modi would never want to vote a party that is having covert alliance with their socially enemy party!

Three states are important for BJP and Modi. UP, Bihar and Maharashtra having 168 seats are their focus. If BJP wins 110 seats from these states, rest can be arranged from its other strong-hold areas. MNS in one stroke dented BJP's prospects in these three states! How brilliant is the design! BJP's Nitin Gadkari never understood such strategies. But what the central strategists are doing?

Narendra Modi and BJP should immediately denounce MNS proposal and refuse any support from MNS. This will save them from strained relationship with Shiv Sena and give confidence to voters of UP and Bihar.

Is Congress behind MNS decision? Well everybody know the past results. It's not only BJP's monopoly to have better strategist. Congress is the longest ruling party of India. Does anybody can think that without any strategy, they can rule such a large country for such a long time?

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