Motabhia is very upset with Modi for a case which has been filed against him and which can send him to jail
We will call this Big Industrialist Motabhai. His father successfully used a shady, non-graduate editor of a large media house to create a rift between VP Singh and Devi Lal and bring down the govt. I was a witness to the unfolding of that cynical gameplan. The strategy was to “set up” (a favourite expression of that editor) an unsuspecting Devi Lal against VP Singh, who had started cracking the whip on this big business house. Singh neatly fell into the trap with the result that his govt collapsed. The Congress, which did not want the Bofors scam to be probed, fully backed this industrialist.
The zillion-dollar question is will Modi act swiftly against Motabhai, who has committed several crimes, including plundering a Navaratna PSU?
Now history is repeating itself. The late industrialist’s son aka Motabhai is doing the same thing. His plan ‘A’ is to have NiGa as the PM if the BJP emerges as the single largest party. Since he has friends in the opposition also, he will get them to provide numbers to a BJP govt led by NiGa directly or tacitly. If Congress emerges as the single largest party then Motabhai’s Plan ‘B’ is to back RaGa for PMship and rustle up the support of parties on his payroll. If the mahagatbandhan secures the majority his Plan ‘C’ is to install Dharna Didi as the PM. A common component of all the three plans is that they do not visualise NaMo’s return. Rather, Motabhai, who was earlier close to NaMo, does not want Modi to return at any cost. He is very upset with Modi for a case which has been filed against him and which can send him to jail.
RaGa’s stepped up attack on the Rafale issue and the leakage of confidential notings on defence files are all masterminded by Motabhai, who has huge access to babudom. This doesn’t diminish the gravity of the Rafale campaign which is based on incontrovertible facts as detailed in the PIL filed by Yashwant Sinha & Co and by N Ram of The Hindu. In fact, precisely because this high-voltage campaign is rooted in facts that it can destabilise Modi even before the polls; the SC’s controversial verdict notwithstanding. Interestingly Motabhai is trying to kill two birds with one stone — NaMo and Anil Ambani, whom he is determined to pauperise. In fact, he had even planned to eliminate Anil Ambani by giving supari to D Company some years ago. I received a tip-off from the underworld about this conspiracy and I immediately alerted Mumbai Police, who in turn beefed up security for the young industrialist.
The zillion-dollar question is will Modi act swiftly against Motabhai, who has committed several crimes, including plundering a Navaratna PSU? If NaMo does not strike back now then he may well pack his bags to return to Vadnagar.
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