The reaction of the Congress during the days of the Anna movement was scattered and directionless., It became clear from this that the party was incapable of facing any ideological attack. If party leaders in Udaipur can think of its causes and solutions, So from there the revival of the party can begin.
Many speculations have been made in this time about the issue of election strategist Prashant Kishor joining the Congress. Perhaps Kishor’s ambition and his utility in the eyes of the Congress leadership did not match. However, before this, Prashant Kishor, through about 600 slides, told the Congress leadership the shortcomings of the party and also suggested measures for improvement. Based on the information that has come in the media about this, it can be said that a large part of Kishor’s presentation has merit. Now Congress leaders will probably consider these points at Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir in Udaipur, Rajasthan from May 13 to 15. After that, perhaps a ‘new resolution’ will be taken for the revival of the party. But before reaching this point, the Congress leaders must do self-reflection that why today a large section of the country does not feel heartfelt attachment with the Congress? Once upon a time the Congress and its leaders used to rule the minds of the people of the country. Then the country was also ruled by the party. But where and why did this link break?
If Congress leaders really investigate this, then they themselves will feel the need to change their overall attitude towards politics. Running a government is not just a matter of managerial skill. Politics is actually the art of attracting the imagination of the people, harmonizing with their emotions, and instilling in them the dream of a better future. Whereas in the post Indira Gandhi era, the Congress has become non-existent on this land. It has made itself a technocratic party. Therefore, the image has been strengthened that the Congress is actually a group of leaders serving their own interests, who may be capable of managing the economy, but who do not represent any larger objective or wider public interest. The Congress’ reaction during the days of the Anna movement, which appeared scattered and directionless, made it clear that the party was incapable of facing any ideological attack. If the party leaders in Udaipur are able to think on the reasons and solutions for this, then the revival of the party can begin from there. Otherwise, the pace of decline will go on accelerating.