New Delhi: According to sources, several political parties have decided that they will not provide seats for contesting in future elections, if their party politicians are not getting mentioned in Lalit Modi’s tweets.
One of the sources said, “This particular party from Maharashtra has decided to conduct a litmus test for the efficiency and clout of their party high level members, who had either already contested in past elections or will contest in future elections. The test is that whoever appears in Lalit Modi tweets related to #LalitGate will be given preference for the elections. Party high command believes that clout of a politician does not depend on how voters feel, but on how much controversial they become and how much they appear on news, either print or television media. And currently, status of politician in news circles increases when he or she appears in Lalit Modi’s tweets. That is why, they had decided to bring such rules for getting seats in elections.”
“Earlier, money was used to buy seats. In some parties, it will be power or threats that will fetch one their seats. But, times have changed. Now, repeated appearance on media and visibility among large section of people is a must, when it comes to asking for seats in election. Another political party from Bihar has agreed to give seats to politicians who just need to appear in Lalit Modi twitter feed”, added another source from Patna.
A third source from Uttar Pradesh, said, “A local leader who decided to contest in next elections had met the party leadership with few tweets of Lalit Modi. He tried to convince the leader by showing a group of smileys displayed in few of LaMo’s tweets and saying that the smileys actually meant his name. He was expelled from the party after that meet.”
An anxious politician who is eagerly expecting seat for the first time in the coming Bihar elections was trying to get the attention of Lalit Modi by letting his PR team to reply to all his tweets. “If nothing happens, we have to abuse him. If he turns out to be Indian liberal, he will reply to us then”, said the PR manager of that anxious politician.