The Muzaffarnagar Delhi National Highway is laced with hoardings celebrating Suresh Rana and Sangeet Som, the BJP MLAs named in Muzaffar riots. They are being celebrated as “Fire Brand Leader” and “Hindu Hridaya Samrat”. The former title used many a times for the likes of Uma Bharti, Vinay Katiyar, and anyone in BJP who can speak eloquently and without inhibitions. Hindu Hridaya Samrat, in recent times was reserved for Narendra Modi. You can thus see these leaders as the “Hindu Hridaya Samrats of Muzaffarnagar”.
Today, BJP honoured Sangeet Som and Suresh Rana at Modi’s Agra Rally. The felicitation was elaborate, with a turban and a sword gifted to the two. But logically enough, both embarked and left the dais, much before Narendra Modi landed on the podium. Again, this is logical thing to do, as Narendra Modi as BJP’s PM candidate is not just “Hindu Hridaya Samrat”, he’s the hridaya samrat for everyone living in this country. So why make him share the podium with Som and Rana. Why give the media the opportunity to interpret the situation any different than what BJP wants the world to see.
BJP is running its 2014 Lok Sabha Poll efforts brilliantly. And the way it managed to segregate Modi from the two MLAs is an ample proof that it’s running its campaign with finesse.