Indian politics is dominated by Opposition parties. Opposition to faith and wealth exist, but surprisingly, there also exists an opposition to carelessness. The Opposition barks to the moon over vote-bank politics during the worst-hit pandemic. The main objective of the opposition is to oust the ruling party from power.
Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee has welcomed all like-minded parties to join hands to sideline the Narendra Modi-led government. She has been in constant touch with Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Maharastra CM Uddhav Thackeray and many more.
By ignoring Bengal’s development and necessities, Banerjee wants to remove the BJP from power and ensure equality and peace. In the wake of the BJP’s shocking defeat in West Bengal, a major question has been raised about whether Banerjee will contest for the Prime Minister of India in 2024.
The most talked-about politician in the Congress party, Rahul Gandhi, has left no stone unturned in vilifying the BJP for its response to the pandemic. He has often been tagged by the ruling party as one of the ‘brainless’ politicians. Sadly, former US President Barack Obama referred to Rahul Gandhi as “nervous, uninformed”. Many articles by media publications, including The Print, have written about Rahul Gandhi’s biggest political mistakes.
The media reported on an agitated monsoon session of the Parliament where oppositional forces combined to corner the government. While Zero Hour could not proceed, only one question could be asked during the Question Hour as the Opposition repeatedly chanted slogans. Among the most important takeaways from the session were the protests led by Rahul Gandhi outside the Parliament.
The careless Opposition has sharpened its attacks on the government regarding the pandemic and the ever-increasing cost of fuel. In spite of all the harks and ruckus, possible bills were passed in the Parliament sessions.
Here is not where the story ends. A monsoon session was an important step to corner the Cente in the public arena. Several media reports claim that the Opposition parties have plans to meet after the monsoon session to strengthen their ties; this would serve as a strategy to boycott the ruling party. Yet, as a saying goes: ‘Have the ball in the court’. The opposition must practice the drive before walking miles to hit the ball to the boundary.