x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   State holiday for Sheikh, but no holiday for Maharaja Hari Singh | BJP befools Jammuites on Tawi artificial lake project | 'Tears of widows, orphans will destroy you' | In BJP State Chief's home constituency, 2 blocks headless | Booked by Vigilance, ACDs continue on same posts | GoI plans to hold LS, assembly polls together in JK | Lal Singh to hold massive rally today | Soz targets RSS chief for his views on J&K | Irregularities in PMGSY road construction | Advisor Ganai hears public delegations, individuals at Srinagar | Advisor Kumar for promotion of Wildlife Eco-tourism | Doctors of Gurez not ready to serve their own people, poor people forced to feel heat | Earth quakes jolt JK 140 times since 2009 | Separatists unnerved as India cancels talks with Pakistan | Civic Bodies elections: BJP not to disclose names of Valley candidates before filing of nominations | BJP finalizes names on 'disputed' seats | To counter 'resignation wave', wage hike for SPOs on cards | GDC R.S. Pura organizes extension lecture | RHS Celebrates Maharaja Hari Singh 123rd Birth Anniversary | Teachers' Workshop at British International School, Jammu | Shiksha Niketan conducts debate on 'Uses & abuse of mobile phones' | JKRCEA's Virat Rally for Rights postponed due to election | Principal Sessions Judge Samba convicts accused in NDPS case | People hold protest against water crisis | DOPK organizes Vitasta Divas programme | Power shut down | FBOs asked to get registered | Moderate to heavy rains, snowfall likely in next 48-hours | No policy on Waste Management for rural areas | Despite Guv’s assurance 85% doc posts vacant in Doda | Massive search operation underway in Shopian, Pulwama | In South Kashmir, Truck unions loot apple growers, double freight charges | Govt accords sanction for prosecution of Hurriyat leader, 2 others in Kulgam | J&K Police keen to avenge killings of colleagues | Rajouri observes bandh over shopkeeper's murder | Congress makes cake-walk of BJP in ULB polls difficult | Gas agency's license suspended for violating MCC | As cops take a nap, thieves loot shops in Udhampur | FCS&CA Director inspects Mills & Stores | Panic gripped in Nagrota, woman found 5 suspects | Kidnapped girl recovered within 24 hours, kidnapper apprehended | 4 killed, 9 injured as overloaded SUV plunges into gorge in Doda | For talks to happen, Pakistan first needs to end terror menace: General Bipin Rawat | High Court asks state to improve facilities in Government hospitals | CB Kashmir registers case against BOSE officials for 'manipulating' records | Congress releases list of candidates for ULB elections | High Court asks state to file Action Taken Report with regard to sub-standard drugs | Lecture on Youth start-up loan schemes held at GDC Akhnoor | Bal Bharti Public School holds a rally | SMVDU organizes National Doctoral Students Conclave | GDC Bishnah flag off a rally | Power employees seek support for struggle on privatization of PDD | LWWS stages nukkad "Farz Gi Samjo" | 22 bovine animals rescued, 01 bovine smuggler arrested | BVP Kathua unit organizes 'Guru Vandhan Chhatra Abhinadan' | GDC Udhampur organizes workshop on "Tourism Entrepreneurship" | A glance into "Local Body Elections" | Swachhata Hi Sewa Movement | Ganesh: The Elephant God | Police arrests absconder | Bovine smuggling bids foiled in Thanamandi | Senior Cong leader calls on Advisor Vyas | Inter-state drug smuggler arrested with 1 kg poppy straw | GDC RS Pura unit holds Swachhata Hi Seva drive | Seminar on Gandhian philosophy organized | GDC RS Pura organizes wall paintings | ABVP to start agitation in JU, if Students' demands not fulfilled | State Veterinary University organizes awareness camp | Municipal polls-2018: CEO issues notification for 3rd Phase | Delegation of Bar Association calls on Advisor to Governor BB Vyas | PAHAL organizes free eye check up camp | Induction programme for ISM doctors organized | 1 day state level convention of Rashtriya Kavi Sangam Jammu Kashmir held | Varshik hawan performed | Swachh Bharat Cycle Rally flagged off | Back Issues  
 
news details
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.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU