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Who is listening to Sonia’s appeal?

Congress President Sonia Gandhi made a big touching appeal in the working committee meeting. He told his leaders that ‘the party has been good for all of us and now is the time to repay its debt’. Such poignant appeals are not usually made in Congress. Congress leaders do not even think about the party in this way. The way BJP leaders often say that the party is like their mother, have you ever heard such a thing from the mouth of any Congress leader? Congress leaders do not get carried away with such sentiments. For them, the party is a medium to do politics, gain power and enjoy power. Due to this thinking towards the party, Congress leaders change their allegiance in the blink of an eye. Therefore, there is no point in this touching appeal of Sonia Gandhi.

The Congress leaders must have heard this appeal with one ear and turned it off in the other, wondering what the party could offer them. The first concern of Congress leaders is what the party can give them. The second concern is that if you cannot give immediately, then how long will you have to wait and whether there is a possibility of getting something in the near future. The third concern is that if Congress cannot give, then from where else can it get anything. For those who are doing politics, it is not a bad thing to have such thinking. But the bad thing in the case of Congress is that most of its leaders live only in the hope of getting something, very few leaders care about the party becoming something worth giving.

The main reason for this is that the Congress in the last few decades has become a party of leaders whose only qualification is to be loyal to the Nehru-Gandhi family. It is the fault of the leadership that it promoted leaders whose only merit was loyalty to the family. These days politics is going on in BJP too. Allegiance to the top leadership and its public exposure has been the only qualifier to rise and hold office in the party. When the charisma of the top BJP leaders ends, then the party will have to bear the brunt of it. Just like the Congress is suffering after the end of the charisma of the Nehru-Gandhi family. As long as the charisma of the Congress’ First Family was intact, the Congress also had no problem. The Congress leadership then kept pushing forward its supposedly loyal leaders, bypassing the strong and grassroots leaders. Such leaders, strengthened by the power of Congress leadership or charisma, have either left the party or are showing their eyes to the party leadership or remain in the party hoping to achieve something by being poor.

There is no need to get confused by seeing leaders who are showing great commitment to the principles or ideology of Congress or are showing allegiance to Sonia-Rahul Gandhi. These leaders also do not have any special allegiance to the ideology or the party leadership. Most of them are such that even today they have got something because of the party. Today, if the party takes his post from him and gives it to someone else, then his commitment and loyalty will be the real test. Earlier also Congress leaders used to declare and demonstrate their allegiance to Indira or Rajiv Gandhi. But in reality they were not all dependent on the charisma of Indira or Rajiv Gandhi. He used to show allegiance to the party high command to show goodwill, but he also had his own strength, on the basis of which he used to win elections. This situation has changed in the last two-three decades. The result of promoting the leaders doing Ganesh Parikrama is that the party no longer has strong and charismatic leaders. Either he passed away or he has left the party. Now there are mostly potted bonsai types of leaders whose only strength is to circumambulate the Nehru-Gandhi family.

So, the Congress President should not expect anything from these leaders. If they are thinking that the poignant appeal to repay the party’s debt will have any effect on the leaders, then they are mistaken. Don’t they know what was the capability of the people whom she gave to the big posts? Was he given a position to do party work or was given a high position in return for service to the family and public display of loyalty to the family? If they know this, then how can they expect such leaders to do something in the name of paying off the party’s debt? First of all, most of the leaders are doing Ganesh parikrama, they cannot do any work to strengthen the party in the ground politics and those who could or should have left the party after getting upset with such Ganesh parikrama leaders. are in preparation for.

This is a very thick and direct matter, which does not require any vision to understand. If Sonia and Rahul Gandhi look closely around themselves, they will understand why only the leaders of the Congress party defect in such a large number and stand with the completely opposite ideology of the Congress ideology. This is because their loyalty to ideology or leadership is not true. However, there are three categories of leaders leaving the Congress. One category is that of opportunistic leaders who grew up on the charisma of the Nehru-Gandhi family and, when the charisma faded, caught on to another charismatic leadership. Jyotiraditya Scindia, Jitin Prasad, RPN Singh etc. can be placed in this category. The second category is of those leaders who were strong grassroots leaders but because of the leaders of the first category, they did not get the post in the party according to their ability and ability. Himanta Biswa Sarma, Jagan Mohan Reddy etc can be placed in this category. The third category is that of very ambitious leaders, for whom the size of the Congress was shrinking. Sharad Pawar, Mamata Banerjee etc. can be placed in this category. Sadly, the Congress now has most of the leaders left in the first category, whose only qualification is to perform the Ganesh Parikrama. If the Congress high command does not get rid of these leaders as soon as possible, then only a few remaining leaders of the second and third categories will also leave the party.

Shubham Bangwal

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