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Congress not learning lesson from its past mistakes
Dynasty has lost its sheen
3/20/2017 11:14:33 PM
Early Times Report
JAMMU, Mar 20: With the Congress party facing one electoral defeat after another and AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi's incompetence evident even to the naive, political pundits are discussing the possibility of the revival of the grand old party. Can it rise from its own ashes? Can Rahul do the impossible? Is it time for Priyanka to take the plunge?
It is important to note that neither the political pundits nor Congress leaders are even seeking revival beyond the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty. So, five of the seven Congress candidates who managed to survive the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wave in Uttar Pradesh said that less exposure of Priyanka Gandhi was an important factor for the defeat. "When Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going all out and camping three days in Varanasi, we also have to bring out our big guns like Priyanka. It is all about emotional appeal to the voters," Congress winner of Behat seat in Saharanpur, Naresh Saini, said.
Aditi Singh, who secured the biggest margin among Congress candidates by winning the Rae Bareli seat, also expressed similar sentiments. She said: "It would have been great if Priyanka had campaigned more. It is not about blaming the leadership. We need to seriously consider why people are not voting for Congress and why our ground-level worker is so de-motivated. We need to go back to the drawing board." That is, chalk out another dynasty-oriented strategy.
It's tragic that the party which was founded in 1885, has been enslaved by the dynasty. The real and bigger tragedy, however, is that it wallows in slavery. It is not only the party's state legislators who cry for greater dynasty role; senior and seasoned leaders also do the same. Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijaya Singh said on March 18: "I would say that we want a new Congress, a new charter, a new roadmap, a new style of campaigning. A new Congress has to be built…" So far, so good, even though it had the echoes of Modi's new India. And then came the anticlimax: "… there is no other person who can do it better than Rahul Gandhi. He has to act
Against this backdrop, it would be a miracle if the Congress gets revived.
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