CAUSES AND INDICATIONS OF SHRI SHIBU SOREN'S DEFEAT
Shri Shibu Soren lost the Tamar Legislative Assembly By-election to Shri Gopal Krishna Patar (Raja Peter) with the margin of more than 9000 votes. This has many indications and meaning.
No doubt, shri Soren had put commendable efforts in making of Jharkhand. He has come a long way from a son of aN ordinary tribal farmer of village Nemra of Hazaribag district to a Cabinet Minister of Central Govt. or Chief Minister of Jharkhand. And as a villager from a remote village, I appreciate his struggle. He has huge fan following in Jharkhand particularly in his area, Santhal Pargana. People call him as "Guruji". And, I think very less Political Leaders of India have this type of respect in his people.
But after the formation of separate state Jharkhand, Shibu Soren has slowly lost his popularity. He was a part of the "SANSAD RISWAT KAND" earlier. He has spoilt his image from a respected GURUJI to a "BRASHT NETA" or "KURSI KA PYASA NETA".
Most of the urban Indians are now well aware of Sorenji's "KURSI PREM". He also likes to take advantage of the political scenario or mathematics and bargain with other parties. Just like other Politicians of India, he also believes in the FUNDA of "YOU GIVE ME THIS MINISTRY (Chair), and I WILL SUPPORT YOU WITH THE ELECTED MEMBERS OF MY PARTY."
The clear indication of Sorenjis defeat in Tamar by-election is that people don't want him as CHIEF MINISTER OF THE STATE. That by-election was not just an assembly election. There was the question of the CMs post. The public (the voters) have rejected him as MLA, because they didn't want him as CM.
I personally know many people who work for JMM. Many of them say, "GURUJI KO TO AB SIRF KURSI CHAHIYE. WO PARTY KE KARYAKARTAHON KO JYADA IMPORTANCE NAHIN DETE, TABHI TO WO APNE RISTEDARON KO HI ELECTION MEI KHADE HONE DETE HAIN."
Before Tamar by-election, the workers of JMM were telling that "GURUJI KO YAHAN SE NAHIN, APNE ILAKE SE LADNA CHAHIYE THA, YAHAN SE JITNA MUSHKIL LAGTA HAI." They were telling that "US AREA KE LOG KAHTE HAIN GURUJI TO BAS KURSI KE PYASE HAIN, BAHAR KE HAIN, KAISE VOTE DEN UNKO." Tamar is mainly the MUNDA area, and Guruji is Santhal and Patar is MUNDA.
May be there was some political game played by UPA or BJP, which he failed to realize. His defeat may also reveal that Soren is INCOMPETENT for the CMs post. Even being at the DRIVERS seat he cannot win a by-election and got defeated by Raja Peter who is a younger player in the Political Game. Sorenji had tried to USE the GOVERNMENT MACHINERY in his FAVOUR. But he failed.
When I see one other JMM leader (MP) i.e. Shri Hemlal Murmu, I think he may be far better candidate than Sorenji. Shri Murmuji is more educated. He is smart. He has better command on language. His profile is more impressive than Sorenjis. Even many of the JMM workers accept this. People outside Jharkhand say that, "YAAR SOREN TO JOKER LAGTA HAI."
The other thing, after becoming CM (from 27th August 2008), Sorenji had done nothing appreciable, rather he was busy in TRASFERING the public servants. One of such servants has many relatives in Tamar Area. He was victimized by false allegation and transferred. Before the polls Sorenji had one statement, "Naxallites humare Bhai Bahan hain." All these minor things count in Elections.
In fact, when I consider the progress report of year 2000 born states JH, Uttarakhand and Chhatisgarh, sadly Jharkhand is the worst performing state and Uttarakhand is the best performing state. Unfortunately Jharkhand has no leader as Gujarat or Delhi or MP. If I consider the present MLAs of JH, I see no suitable candidate for CM, who can lead from front, who can manage the coalition government better, who can decide and act prudently in the interest of Public. Even the NDA is not having that kind of leadership at present. And, the unstable government is one of the main causes of non-performance of Jharkhand, otherwise 8 years duration is more than enough to see some appreciable change or development in any mineral rich state like JH. Jharkhand needs atleast a stable single party government like Gujarat, MP, Delhi. For development of Jharkhand, the educated youth needs to show their abilities. But unfortunately they don't prefer to opt for Politics, rather they like to do JOB of Rs. 5 lacs per annum like engineering, banking, railways, software etc. And the uneducated youth is misled by such NETAS to work for such leaders in elections.
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