If we consider ‘history repeats itself’ as both a metaphor and in terms of its connotation, we can identify with what people perceptibly mean by it. Sometimes, we also assert its sign actually as a conceptual tool.
How can we reject that the same kind of incidents do not take place over and over again? This perception stays on the living planet strongly because of the repetition of matching occurrences. However, Mark Twain puts it differently by saying that history does not repeat itself but it does rhyme.
One may renounce it for a moment but Congress’ Jyotiraditya Scindia finds a similar turn in his life as it happened with his father about thirty years ago. Although he was exhilarated over his party’s electoral victory in Madhya Pradesh, he could not reach the CM’s chair.
The Congress party’s fate in MP did not favour him ultimately and he, like his father Madhavrao Scindia, missed the chance of becoming Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister. His father had also lost this chance to Moti Lal Vora in 1989.
Intensely favoured by the party men’s sentiment like a roaring wave touches on the beach, he lost near possibility of becoming the state chief minister before the might of Kamal Nath in the year 2018. Like his father, he also failed to prove his diligent demand of securing the coveted post.
The BJP’s slogan ‘Maaf Karo Maharaj, Apne to Shivraj’ could not run in the election. But the Congress party chief has conveyed a point ‘Apne to Kamal Nath, Do Unka Saath.’ It appeared wholly out of the ordinary that the political parties sought young voters’ support in the central Indian state but did not honour a youth with chief ministership.
It has become a trend that the youths are galvanised to express faith in the party’s victory but the party does not repose its unflinching faith upon a trusted young-looking leader. Jyotiraditya Scindia is the last scion of erstwhile Sindhia family of Marathas who ruled the Gwalior state during the British time.
His father could not obtain the post as Arjun Singh did not want it. Madhavrao Scindia was confident like Jyotiraditya, but the decision turned round in favour of another senior leader. Rejected, dejected and frustrated he would have never visualised that his son would face a similar situation after about thirty years.