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Congress: neither leader nor policy

The Congress’s contemplation camp ended, but was it able to put an end to its worries? The concern of Congress still remains as it is. Congress’s concern is really about India’s democracy as well, because without a strong opposition party, any democracy can quickly crumble. Such a democracy becomes a motor vehicle without brakes. For any party to be strong, it needs a policy and a leader. Let us see which policy has emerged out of this Udaipur camp.

Sonia Gandhi said that now Congress will run Bharat Jodo Yatra. Is India falling apart at the moment? It is more important to connect Congress than to join it. Congress is breaking from both inside and outside. Rahul Gandhi himself has said in his speech that Congress leaders always keep thinking that what have I got? (By the way, Sonia, Rahul and Priyanka don’t even need to think about this). That is why Congress is breaking from inside in every province. Why did his government fall in Madhya Pradesh? Why do the chairs of Chief Ministers in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh keep staggering? Why are many Congress chief ministers and ministers leaving the party and joining the opposition parties? At present, the provinces in which the Congress governments are in place are based on the strength of the provincial leaders.

That is why it does not seem logical for Rahul Gandhi to say that only Congress can fight BJP, it is the only anti-All India party and it is the only party which has ideology. It is not necessary to mention Communist Party here, but is it true that the country’s largest party BJP has no ideology? Rahul says that BJP is only a power greedy and deshtodu party. Is Congress not power greedy?

BJP has an ideology, right or wrong, but what does Congress have? It neither has Gandhism, nor socialism, nor has poverty alleviation nor ‘make India super rich’ or ‘make superpower’. All it has is a loose critique of the ruling parties, which goes over the heads of the people. Its leaders are not worried about the country at this time, but themselves. This concern has made this great party now a private limited company. Seeing the same, family parties have come up in almost all the provinces. In this contemplation camp, not a single speaker dared to open his mouth against this family propaganda.

It is a coincidence that the present ruling party is not yet caught in the family trap, though it too has followed almost the same path. The intention to give prominence to people below 50 years of age is fine but it also smacks of familism. The talk of ‘one family, one ticket’, in that too the condition of 5 years, is it not to run familyism through the door of the thief? In other words, this Chintan Shivir has neither given any new policy nor any leader for the Congress.

Shubham Bangwal

Shubham Bangwal is a Senior Journalist at You can follow him on Twitter @sb_0fficial
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