IF the tide of politics turns the table, will Gujarat and Gujaratis be again instrumental in choosing the new Prime Minister of India. It may not be far fetched to say that the political survival of Amit Shah and Narendra Modi depends on the outcome of the Gujarat assembly elections. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi too has realised this fact. As per sources, Rahul has adopted a two-fold strategy. He has activated himself in Gujarat and is also working on another front of Non-Resident Indians, a core constituency of Mr Modi. The Indian diaspora has all along been clamouring for attention and Modi gave a voice to them even without visiting with a vast network of Gujaratis. But all Gujaratis or members of the Indian diaspora are not Modi supporters. Rahul has realised this and recently visited the US to cultivate the attention-seeking diaspora. Gujaratis across the world are very active in business and they dominate in most of the areas of economy in their respective abodes. Gujaratis also dominate and dictate the politics sitting across the border. Most of the social media supporters of Modi are the members of Indian diaspora. As per the plan, Rahul will tour across the world and mobilise the Indian diaspora and expose Modi and his policies. Surprisingly, the Chanakya of the plan is none other than the Gujarati Sam Pitroda who is a mentor of Rahul Gandhi. Sam has bigger plans for Rahul in the days to come. Wait and watch.
VOL. 11 | ISSUE 7 | OCTOBER 2017