Talked to Baluni yesterday, met NSA Doval today, what is the political significance of these meetings of Dhami? Returning from Delhi with new energy
From March 13, the budget session of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly is being held at Bharadisain Vidhan Bhawan, Gairsain. There are many sharp arrows in the quiver of the opposition like repeated paper leaks of recruitment examinations, connection of BJP leaders with the copying mafia and lathicharge on unemployed youths who are doing satyagraha demanding a CBI inquiry.
Obviously, the quiver of the ruling party will also have its arrows to cut the opposition, but right before the session, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, from the party leadership in Delhi, to Union ministers, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval and BJP media incharge and Rajya Sabha MP Anil Meeting veterans like Baluni.
Meeting Union Minister RK Singh and other ministers can be considered as part of the routine task to deal with the state’s power crisis. But the meeting with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Rajya Sabha MP Anil Baluni can have special significance.
CM Dhami has met NSA Ajit Doval on Saturday. It is being told that various contemporary topics have been discussed between the two. NSA Ajit Doval is also originally from Pauri district from Uttarakhand and he is considered very close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It is an established fact in the power corridors of Uttarakhand that leaders from the state’s ruling party BJP keep meeting NSA Doval on record and behind the scenes.
The Uttarakhand BJP keeps a keen eye on the Chief Minister’s chair on the basis of its close relationship with NSA Ajit Doval, a few stalwarts. In such a situation, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami’s meeting with NSA Doval has a lot of political significance, it cannot be denied at all. It is being told that a Dhami has also invited the NSA to come on the Chardham Yatra. It is known that NSA has been coming to his native village to worship his family deity.
Obviously, NSA Doval keeps himself updated with the political and current developments in Uttarakhand and the deep implications of the Chief Minister’s meeting with him are being understood. It is also possible that the young Chief Minister, who is completing the first year of his government Dhami Govt 2.0 this month, is also taking blessings and guidance from influential faces in the central BJP ruling establishment.
Earlier on Friday, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami’s lunch diplomacy with BJP’s national media in-charge and Rajya Sabha MP Anil Baluni lasted for two and a half hours. Although no one has told this by beating the drum, but a special political pattern in Dhami Govt 2.0, many in the political corridor have noticed that Baluni is not playing ‘press release – press release’ politics on the development front as actively as before and neither is the CM again. After taking oath, Dhami kept knocking at Baluni’s place.
It was told that the last meeting between the two leaders before Friday’s meeting took place in September last year. BJP Headquarter Corridor or Parliament Corridor with CM Dhami, who came to Delhi to meet the central leadership, hello-hi ho ho ho baat alag!
In fact, Baluni kept counting himself in the CM race since 2017, but the coronation of Pushkar Singh Dhami, first Trivendra Singh Rawat, then Tirath Singh Rawat and just before 22 battles, was a setback for him. This was the reason that when BJP won the battle and CM Dhami, who was leading the government, himself got defeated, then Rajya Sabha MP Anil Baluni got a big political opportunity, but Modi-Shah again won power despite the defeat. When Dhami’s head was tied, it was the biggest blow for Baluni.
After this, Baluni’s activism was confined to Slaji party office and party activities. On the other hand, political pundits have also predicted that when Modi Shah has given importance to Pushkar Singh Dhami as a young face somewhere, then allowing another young face to become a power center parallel to him will only create disturbance. That’s why Baluni was told to stay away from state politics for the time being!
However, now when the Ranbheri of the Lok Sabha is going to end this year and the young Chief Minister is being found surrounded on many fronts on the pretext of former Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and Assembly Speaker Ritu Khanduri Bhushan, then the CM can be understood to be actively active in Delhi. Could
Anyway, now Anil Baluni’s Rajya Sabha tenure is also going to end, then will he once again appear in the upper house of the parliament or will he also want to fight for the lower house of parliament i.e. Lok Sabha from Pauri Garhwal on the lines of TSR?
However, the budget session is about to begin in Gairsain and in the session where Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami would like to explain the dream shown by “Utkrisht Uttarakhand @ 2025” on the pretext of budget, at the same time would like to overcome the siege of the opposition. Obviously, before climbing the mountain, CM Dhami is trying to get new energy by fighting Delhi!