Will you call the present state of Congress a “sinking ship?” If you do, you are not wrong. It is getting hard for the party to find a baseline in Indian politics, following heavy losses in recently held Assembly Elections in Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry, the crisis in Punjab, etc.
Now, a senior Congress leader in the Manmohan Singh government and a senior Congress leader Jitin Prasada joined the BJP ahead of the crucial Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections.
The party is facing political turmoil in Punjab, Rajasthan. Assam Congress is unhappy too after their debacle in the Assembly Elections. After so much effort, the Congress high command seems to have found a solution to the tussle between Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu and his target CM Amrinder Singh. However, it can be calm before the storm.
Talking about another important State, Rajasthan, there are also rumours that Sachin Pilot is unhappy with the leadership as a political crisis in Rajasthan has once again come to the fore. If few media reports are to be believed, Ex-Deputy CM Sachin Pilot has said that his concerns which he raised last year against CM Ashok Gehlot are yet to be addressed by the concerned panel constituted by Congress high command.
The senior leader has shown his dissatisfaction with the Congress panel as it failed to keep what it has promised.
Even the rival BJP in Rajasthan took a potshot at Congress leader Sachin Pilot and claimed that anything could happen anytime, which has given air to his exit from the grand old party.
The internal conflict is far from over and so is getting the Party President. The leadership of the Grand Old Party is still beholden to the Nehru-Gandhi family, which has lost the plot and is running out of ideas and its old charm does not have many takers, electorally speaking.
From losing party leaders to internal war, Congress is facing it all. The grand old party is almost out of Indian politics and the biggest reason behind this is the lack of strong leadership. The party which ruled India for so many years now doesn’t have a permanent President.
Recently, news came out that the Congress Working Committee (CWC) proposed to conduct internal elections on 23 June to elect a new President. However, the CWC later postponed the polls after most members opposed the date due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
Sometimes, it looks like Rahul Gandhi and mother Sonia have clearly lost their command over the leaders and workers, as its leaders continue to slam each other publically. However, a phenomenon like this has never been seen in the ruling BJP.
Earlier, strong leaders like Jyotiradtiya Scindia quit the party and put so many questions on the party’s current ruining system, affecting the Congress’s credibility and sustenance further.
One of the major reasons that are or will behind the fall of Congress is nepotism or corruption. The party is only considered to be a Gandhi family. Nobody is beyond that. Also, there are strong leaders in Congress. However, because of family dominance, they never get a chance to prove themselves. Hence, people are losing faith in the party.
The public has sat tight for quite a long time, yet, neither Swarajya nor Ram Rajya came to fruition. Rather, the individuals acknowledged, nepotism and debasement were expanding step by step in the political framework. It was not Ram Rajya, yet, the Raaj of one family — the Gandhi family.
The family alone records for three head administrators, who managed the nation for around 37 years, while an additional 10 years of administration in the 21st century was likewise to a great extent driven by the Gandhi-Nehru line.
Gradually, as disappointment set in, the Congress system began to decay. There was a time when Congress was considered as the pioneers of India, an umbrella association where the entire nation learned about ways of coexistence; however, it has now become a weak opposition.