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After crushing defeat entire Congress Working Committee may resign

Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi had accepted moral responsibility for Congress’s worst defeat in elections in the history of India on May 16th afternoon after the election results 2014 were declared. The top leaders of the Congress party will meet to review the party’s electoral humiliation. There are reports that both Sonia and Rahul will offer to step down at the Congress Working Committee meeting but their resignation would almost certainly be rejected by colleagues. Party sources also added that all 34 members of the of the party’s highest decision-making body, the Congress Working Committee, could quit in a gesture of “collective responsibility.” The Congress has won just 44 seats in the 543-member Parliament. It is also true that though Rahul Gandhi accepted his responsibility for the crushing defeat of the Congress he had a smile on his lips while addressing the nation that has been baffling...

Senior Congress leaders finally agree to contest in West Bengal

Adhir Choudhury has been able to bring about some phenomenal changes in the drubbing Congress of West Bengal. Though it is yet to be unraveled whether such a boost will be able to bring a reasonable number of seats from the state, but he has been able to manage the senior leaders, who refused to contest by showing various excuses. Abdul Mannan is going to contest from Sreerampore and Manas Bhuina will contest from Ghatal constituency. As the anti-congress wave seems to roar in this election, most of the senior Congress leaders tried to avoid contesting in this general election. Some of them tried to place their family members in their palces, but the meeting with Rahul Gandhi has certainly encouraged the Congress leaders to exhibit guts to contest. Om Prakash Mishra will contest from his favorite Balurghat constituency, whereas the artist Samir Aich will fight from Jadavpur. Though Congress has failed to announce all his candidates, but they have announced half of the names who are going to fight with the Congress symbol from West Bengal. The political analysts report that a triangular fight will certainly go against the ruling TM, who are expecting a sweep in this General election...

The pre-election Congress scenario

When the UPA II came to power for a second consecutive term with Manmohan Singh as the PM a lot changed. With the economy doing a turn the subsidy laden Congress reform schemes went blank. There were few strong government policy plans that could swivel India in the days surrounded by fiscal deficits, a series of erupting scams and the impending fight for survival by the UPA II due to lack of a strapping leader to consolidate its position. The coal scam had even questioned the stand taken by the PMO. There were visible factions in the strategy that was to be adopted to gain an upper hand on the circumstances. The Congress party tried to make amends by launching a flurry of half-hearted and lackadaisical reforms on the economic front. Their inaction disillusioned the supporters who started looking for alternatives in the form of BJP or others. The assembly elections conducted in the states of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Delhi and Madhya Pradesh aptly proved the anti-Congress wave translating into anti-Congress votes. The charismatic Rahul Gandhi the probably leader of the party failed to cast his spell on the masses. The family support base that had been erected so painstakingly by Nehru and Indira Gandhi is invariably on the decline. Sonia Gandhi’s presidency has failed to touch base at the grass roots level in the different states of India through able regional leaders. There has been virtually no influx of talented young blood one of the slogans raised dramatically raised by Rahul Gandhi. It has been clearly apparent to the Congress party that the Indian electorate is claiming good governance and transparency from the government. BJP has already been gradually expanding its political realm with its link up in various regions. The Congress even failed to take advantage of the Jyotiraditya Scindia or the anti-incumbency factor in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly election against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and its redoubtable campaign led by state Prime Ministerial candidate chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. BJP is campaigning under the leadership of Narendra Modi. The UPA II had never a smooth run as two of its biggest allies walked out leaving it to stagger. The connection to power lines to 5.6 lakh villages through India is as much a plus on its behalf as it is a negative as no power flows through the lines. Its accountability has suffered due to lack of communicate within and about. Confusion has been rampant within the Congress and the General Election 2014 will spell out...

Congress under the scanner like never before

The General Election 2014 is perhaps the most ferocious test that the 126 year old Congress party is going to face since its inception. The anti-congress wave currently going through the entire currently has been captured very effectively transformed into votes by the BJP through their most active mouthpiece Modi. The AAP, the new front in Indian politics is headed by Arvind Kejriwal who has been sworn in as the CM of Delhi. The UPA II government has been an utter failure due to the multiple cases of scams that have been raised during their tenure. The disastrous performance of Congress party in the recent state polls held in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Delhi and Mizoram. The Congress lost its power in Delhi and Rajasthan while it was only in Mizoram that they could hold their sway. It was really a very alarming situation when the Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit could not retain her seat. Modi has been able to raise questions against every trying circumstance that the UPA II has faced and solved or discussed. He has pointedly brought the nation’s attention to the utter lack of professionalism on their part. He has swiftly been able to spread his spell filled with developing India into the next higher orbit. He has never really lost a chance or meeting in which he has not projected a future India which will resemble his state Gujarat in every perceivable way. He has silenced all his critics by keeping a distance from his alleged involvement in the Gujarat riots which is a blemish on his curriculum vitae. He has always maintained a very diplomatic stand regarding the image of his saffron party which is a hard core propagator of Hinduism and not secularism that the masses desire. Lastly but not the least the Congress has virtually given him a walkover in every field as there has been no one to challenge him or reply to his raised questions. This no contest win is against the Congress party which sadly is still not without its stalwarts. So what is wrong with this party that has been the only party in India to have its supporters in each and every state? It can not be forgotten that they have ruled over India for long and with great success. The mainstay of their sudden decline lies right at the top. The inefficiency of Sonia Gandhi as the lack luster president of the CWC has shone through like never before. The slickness and efficacy which she...

Semi Final polls to General Election 2014

Brushing asides controversies, whether the evolution of AAP can signal the beginning of a new era in the Indian political firmament, it must be admitted that BJP has forced Congress to totter in the state level elections at Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. It will not be an understatement, if the media label it as a drubbing Congress. The reflection of agonies in the faces of Congress top brasses has been vivid. Should we echo the claim of the Modi wave as coined by RSS or BJP? Perhaps it will become too drastic a statement at this stage. We must take a serious note of BJP’s performances in Delhi and Chhattisgarh. Indian political world has witnessed many such waves in the past, whereby the parties had been found to succeed triumphantly or fail miserably due to such waves. Rather, it is safe to say that the anti-incumbency factor has been transformed to an anti-Congress whirlwind that has triggered off such a dismal performance of Congress in the state level elections. The Congress has been alleged for several scams and corruption cases in their second term in the center. The party has been found in a paralyzed state of accurate decision making. While playing the balancing game with its dogmatic allies, Congress had perhaps forgotten its core principles of good governance. Narendra Modi or Arvind Kejriwal was equipped enough to fuel the sentiments of the electorates and to convert the subdued dissatisfaction to a wave. That’s how AAP, in its emergence, has been able to create marvels. It is not important whether the broom stick can wipe out the dusts of corruptions, but the hapless citizens found an alternative that attempts to talk in their languages. The Indian political firmament has witnessed such strong anti-Congress roars in the past also a couple of times, at the least. Whether it is Morarji Desai Government or VP Singh Government, the anti-Congress slogans had been the key agenda. We can clearly recall that “Gali Gali Mein Shor Hai, Rajeev Gandhi Chor Hai” had been enchanting everywhere on the eve of a General election, in particular. Again, the paradox had been noticed, when Rajiv Gandhi had come to the power by leveraging the Indira wave due to her sad demise. Could the Modi wave swell into a storm in the recent past? Undoubtedly, Modi’s development traits have amazed the mass and his crowd pulling personality could magnetize a lot of people at his meetings, but could they all be converted to tangible votes,...

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