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Not Bharat Jodo Yatra – Congress Ought to Marketing campaign On BJP Gujarat, Himachal Choro

By Nitya Chakraborty

The Congress excessive command led by president Sonia Gandhi determined at its Thursday assembly to begin its proposed Bharat Jodo yatra from Kanyakumari to Kashmir inside subsequent few weeks and this yatra is scheduled to cowl twelve states and two union territories measuring 3500 kms in 148 days. All indications recommend that Rahul Gandhi will lead the yatra and this mega present to be participated by lakhs of social gathering employees and leaders, are supposed to venture Rahul Gandhi because the unquestionable chief of the grand previous social gathering.

The Yatra programme was adopted on the Udaipur Chintan shivir of the Congress Celebration in Could this 12 months and after lengthy two months, the programme has been given form with some particulars labored out. The sources say that as an alternative of the sooner talked about October 2 Gandhi Jayanti Day, the Yatra may now be preponed bearing in mind the necessity for exposing the Narendra Modi regime via the Yatra marketing campaign.

No one can object to the Yatra programme however what’s the timing? The Yatra even whether it is preponed to August 15 for beginning after which it continues for 5 months means that it’ll proceed until January 2023. The 2 meeting elections are scheduled between October and November in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat and once more the so-called Presidential election of the Congress Celebration is due in August/September.

Now which is the precedence — making ready for the Bharat Jodo jumla or focusing totally on the 2 state meeting polls by 12 months finish and a sequence of elections to assemblies in 2023? If Rahul Gandhi has to steer the whole Yatra that can imply his absence from the ballot marketing campaign in Gujarat and HP. Each are dominated by the BJP and in each states, the Congress is the principle opposition social gathering..Within the final sequence of elections to 5 states, the Congress misplaced in all states together with Punjab the place it was the ruling social gathering earlier. After this newest disastrous ballot outcomes, the Congress has to give100 per cent concentrate on profitable the 2 states from the BJP, but when this Yatra continues for 5 months as scheduled, the BJP can be getting a stroll over in each Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh..

In 2017 state meeting elections in Gujarat, out of the full 182 seats, BJP bought 99 seats whereas the Congress secured 77. The Congress did give a troublesome struggle at the moment. The BJP bought 49.05 per cent votes as towards Congress’s 41.44 per cent. However in 2019 Lok Sabha elections, BJP gained all 26 seats with 63.08 per cent votes. Since then, in all elections, the Congress fared poorly, the most recent being the civic our bodies elections..The individuals are offended in Gujarat towards the BJP rule however the poor state Congress organisation with no correct course from the excessive command, isn’t any match now to tackle the BJP. Within the coming meeting ballot.

In Himachal Pradesh, the organisational scenario is barely higher for Congress. The BJP bought 44 seats in 2017 meeting polls as towards the Congress’s 21. BJP bought 48.79 per cent votes as towards Congress’s 41.68 %. In 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the BJP bought all of the 4 seats with 69.71 per cent. However within the Lok Sabha bypoll later, the Congress defeated the BJP and presently, the BJP has three seats in Lok Sabha and the Congress one. Additional, within the final rural polls, the Congress did properly. The Congress organisation has improved in HP in latest months. It requires an enormous push by the social gathering excessive command earlier than the meeting polls by 12 months finish.

The ballot strategist Prashant Kishor in his presentation to the Congress management final 12 months talked about of 5 aims. First, the Congress has to reclaim its legacy and place because the political class. Second, the Celebration has to face with the lots as an efficient opposition to change into the folks’s voice. Third, the Congress has to share imaginative and prescient for an inclusive and aspirational India. Fourth, the Celebration has to reveal the true character and failures of Narendra Modi authorities. However all these ought to result in crucial Fifth goal that’s profitable elections.

Profitable elections this time is most vital for the survival of the 137 12 months previous Celebration. Rahul Gandhi is just 52 and he has a few years left if he’s severe to stay in lively politics. He has ample time to go on a discovery of India. Like his nice grandfather, he can write even a brand new Discovery of India that’s Bharat within the twenty first century. However for the Congress leaders and the Congress employees, getting energy is most essential.

For the opposition additionally, defeating the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is essential. The regional events are doing their job completely properly. The Congress is missing and that is leading to BJP’s huge wins in seats the place the Celebration is straight contesting the Congress. This has to vary. The GOP can’t change it by its Bharat Darshan whereas ignoring the important activity of specializing in profitable meeting elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. (IPA Service)

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