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By Deepak Kumar Rath
Updated: January 16, 2023 9:05 am

By Deepak Kumar Rath

Rahul Gandhi is taking out Bharat Jodo Yatra in different states of the country, of which he is entitled to in a democratic country.  During the Yatra, he is endeavouring his best to connect with the common man by trying to listen to their problems.  But recently, during the Yatra, Rahul Gandhi launched a scathing attack on the BJP. Gandhi criticised PM Modi, the BJP and the current government, while drawing comparisons to portray the BJP as evil. He alleged that the BJP is dividing the country in the name of Hindus and Muslims. This not only shows his ignorance but also his ostentatious nature to woo Muslim voters. He conveniently forgets that it was the Congress party that included the word secularism in the Constitution, ignoring the interests of the majority Hindus. It was the Congress regime that witnessed the largest number of Hindu-Muslim riots. What is more, it was the Congress PM Manmohan Singh who once said that Muslims have the first right over the country’s natural resources.  Against this backdrop, it cannot be gainsaid that to lead seriously, at least Rahul Gandhi should check all the facts and figures before jumping to conclusions and comparisons. Such mistakes will do no justice but, in fact, reiterate that the Congress’ agenda is nothing more than just another appeasement policy. This is substantiated by the fact that the Congress neither participates in any positive debate on important issues related to the country, nor makes any logical suggestions, but takes to the streets in protest, as is being witnessed in Bharat Jodo Yatra. It seems the Congress ‘virtual president’ is not sensitive towards India or its people’s problems. She is blindly following Dhritrashtra of Mahabharata in promoting her unwilling and incapable son for ruling India.

Rahul’s makeover is nothing but old wine in a new bottle. Even though the Congress party is constantly experimenting with new ways to change his image, his misrepresentations continue to create controversies and present him as a clown. This is not only a scathing attack on the efforts to promote Rahul again, but also brings out his ignorance. This again shows that Rahul and his advisors have complete command over the party and the present president of the party is merely a charade. In fact, the Congress had never had internal democracy. Even during the days of pre-Independence, the will of Gandhi, Nehru and a small number of persons dominated the decision making, which resulted in the departure of Subhas Chandra Bose and the likes. It is only the Indian psyche that accepts the rule by the Maharajas and Maharanis, which allowed this party to continue to wield power for such a long time. This party has done considerable damage to the Indian polity. In 2014, the people were so fed up they would have accepted anyone as an alternative to the Congress. And things have not changed since for the Congress. The political environment within the Congress seems to be far more stifling of dissent. The decades-long vice-like control of the party by the Nehru-Gandhi family and its sycophants is the main reason for this repressive atmosphere. With the worst form of nepotism prevailing in the party, it has likely written the political death warrant of India’s grand old party.



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