Is Narendra Modi following the KCR formula? It appears so. With the poll bugle sounding, Narendra Modi is taking a leaf out of the KCR book of tricks by encouraging defections from the ranks of the opposition. He is giving jitters to all his political rivals by luring key leaders into the BJP.
On Thursday, he shocked Mamta Banergy by making four-time Trinamool MLA Arjun Singh join the BJP. Arjun Singh came to Delhi and joined the BJP. Similarly another Trinamool MLA Anupam Hazra too joined the BJP. CPM leader with strong roots among the people, Khagen Manna has also joined the BJP. In Kerala too, the BJP's Operation Akarsh is in full-flow. It managed to net senior Congressman and party spokesperson Tom Vadakkan. Tom, who has been associated with the Congress for over 20 years. "More joinings will follow," a senior BJP leader said.