rahul gandhi – Congres IPS http://congresips.com/ Sun, 13 Mar 2022 16:51:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9 https://congresips.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/default-120x120.png rahul gandhi – Congres IPS http://congresips.com/ 32 32 The CWC asked Sonia Gandhi to lead Congress from the front https://congresips.com/the-cwc-asked-sonia-gandhi-to-lead-congress-from-the-front/ Sun, 13 Mar 2022 16:51:59 +0000 https://congresips.com/the-cwc-asked-sonia-gandhi-to-lead-congress-from-the-front/ The Congress Labor Committee on Sunday called on Acting Congress President Sonia Gandhi to lead from the front, address organizational weaknesses, make necessary and comprehensive organizational changes to meet political challenges. Speaking to ANI, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said on Sunday that Sonia Gandhi would remain as party leader. “The Acting President of Congress, Sonia […]]]>

The Congress Labor Committee on Sunday called on Acting Congress President Sonia Gandhi to lead from the front, address organizational weaknesses, make necessary and comprehensive organizational changes to meet political challenges. Speaking to ANI, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said on Sunday that Sonia Gandhi would remain as party leader.

“The Acting President of Congress, Sonia Gandhi, will lead us and take the future steps. We all have confidence in her leadership,” Mallikarjun Kharge said. After the conclusion of the CWC meeting, Indian National Congress Secretary General KC Venugopal said: “The party accepts that due to the shortcomings of our strategy, we cannot effectively expose the mismanagement of state governments. of the BJP in four states and overcome anti-incumbency in Punjab state soon after effecting a leadership change.”

“The CWC unanimously reaffirms its faith in the leadership of Sonia Gandhi and calls on the President of Congress to take the lead, address organizational weaknesses, make necessary and comprehensive organizational changes to meet political challenges,” he added. Venugopal further added that the Congress party represents “the hopes of millions of Indians against the political authoritarianism that prevails in the country today and the party is fully aware of its immense responsibility.”

Accepting the electoral verdict of the last round of Assembly elections, the Congress Party assured its workers and the people of India that it would continue to remain a vigilant and vibrant opposition. Congress President Sonia Gandhi, former party leader Rahul Gandhi, general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, KC Venugopal, opposition leader in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, party leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and P Chidambaram attended the Congress working committee meeting.

The CWC meeting comes against the backdrop of its poor performance in the just-concluded assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur. (ANI)

(This story has not been edited by the Devdiscourse team and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


Source link

]]>
“Congress fought a lonely battle against BJP, ED, CBI” https://congresips.com/congress-fought-a-lonely-battle-against-bjp-ed-cbi/ Sat, 12 Mar 2022 16:47:48 +0000 https://congresips.com/congress-fought-a-lonely-battle-against-bjp-ed-cbi/ The struggle of Congress in the assembly elections in the five states was not only against the BJP but also against the central agencies like the Law Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the CBI, Rajani Patil said , party MP and charge of Jammu and Kashmir affairs, here on Saturday. “The fight was not only against […]]]>

The struggle of Congress in the assembly elections in the five states was not only against the BJP but also against the central agencies like the Law Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the CBI, Rajani Patil said , party MP and charge of Jammu and Kashmir affairs, here on Saturday.

“The fight was not only against the BJP, it was also against the ED, the CBI and other agencies. We fought alone with all of them. Priyanka Gandhi or Rahul Gandhi fought bravely. We are all ready to take responsibility for the defeat. We will look for the reasons and prepare again,” Patil told reporters here.

She said the party called a meeting of its central working committee to discuss the party’s performance in the five-state elections. Asked about the meeting of the “G-23” leaders, the congressman said: “they are also members of the CWC, so issues can be discussed there”. Asked about reported infighting in the party’s JK unit with a group led by Ghulam Nabi Azad, Patil said the party was united.

“Each state has its own problems. Azad said he wouldn’t go in that direction (half way). We have arguments, but we are together in this fight,” she said. She said the party was ready for the polls in JK, but “wants statehood to be announced first, then the polls.”

(This story has not been edited by the Devdiscourse team and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


Source link

]]>
The hegemonic power of the Congress Party is rapidly diminishing in Indian politics https://congresips.com/the-hegemonic-power-of-the-congress-party-is-rapidly-diminishing-in-indian-politics/ Mon, 28 Feb 2022 06:18:38 +0000 https://congresips.com/the-hegemonic-power-of-the-congress-party-is-rapidly-diminishing-in-indian-politics/ The story of ‘Congress in Decline’ is in the spotlight due to the 2022 parliamentary elections in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Goa and the results will clarify its existential conundrum whether it is in decline or in revival mode. The Congress Paradox closely resembles Duality of Purpose at the time of its birth […]]]>

The story of ‘Congress in Decline’ is in the spotlight due to the 2022 parliamentary elections in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Goa and the results will clarify its existential conundrum whether it is in decline or in revival mode. The Congress Paradox closely resembles Duality of Purpose at the time of its birth in 1885. AOHume, a British civil servant and one of the founders of the Indian National Congress wanted to use it as a “safety valve” to release latent discontent Indians against British rule. It was intended to anticipate another uprising on the lines of the Indian Mutiny of 1857, while the Indians hoped to use it as a lightning rod to provide traction for the freedom movement. Congress inherited the legacy of the independence movement and ruled the country for nearly six decades after 1947 with several changes in party system, leadership, splits and dominance. The 2014 general election marked a radical ideological shift in Indian politics as the Congress was defeated by the BJP, paving the way for a new system of dominant political parties. The saffron party won 282 seats out of 543 and crossed the majority barrier for the first time in Lok Sabha.

Congress’ ignominious defeat was a thunderclap, but many believed his loss of supremacy was temporary and he would bounce back. However, he failed again in the 2019 election and the political debacle raised red flags in party halls. Attempts at self-introspection and course corrections were partially successful due to ill-conceived plans and short-sightedness. The party has steadily lost its electoral footprint in the states and it currently remains in power in 3 of the 29 states (Punjab, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh). Relentless leadership attrition and intra-party factionalism in state units, combined with a breakaway group of 23 leaders, further deepened the crisis. Changes in the functioning of the party system after 1947 will put its current imbroglio and the reasons for a rapid political decline into perspective.

Jawaharlal Nehru weakened the Congress system

The Congress led by Jawaharlal Nehru contested Free India’s first general election in 1952 and recorded a landslide victory winning 364 out of 401 seats in the Lok Sabha (lower house of parliament). He repeated his national electoral success in the majority of state elections and launched a Nehruvian era of one-party dominance over Congress in electoral politics. Rajni Kothari, a prominent political scientist, has defined party dominance as a competitive party system in which competing parties play rather different roles. It consists of a consensus party and pressure parties. The system provided a comprehensive mechanism for change, articulation and conflict resolution, and two-way communication between society and politics. The Congress was the main consensus and therefore the dominant party with an obligation towards nation building through which the Indian political system functioned with consecutive victories in the 1952, 1957 and 1962 Lok Sabha elections. The Congress grew stronger and stronger, but the greater concentration of power in Nehru’s hands and his belief that he could only keep the country together weakened the party system.

Nehru’s strong leadership created insecurities among his powerful cabinet leaders and the formation of trade unions, and the fratricidal strife that surfaced after his death led to a vertical split in the party and the formation of Congress (I) by Indira Gandhi. In the national elections of 1967 after the demise of Pillars (PM) Nehru and Lal Bahadhur Shastri, Congress (I) emerged victorious, heir to the parent party, but suffered a major setback losing over 100 parliamentary seats and losing four percentage points of the popular vote. The party subsequently lost eight state elections in a row, which seriously threatened its pan-Indian dominance, but it continued to be, in Kothari’s words, “the preponderant political force in the country”. The defeat in the state elections led to the alienation of its main supporters and created the belief among opposition parties that they may emerge as a viable alternative in the near future. Nehru’s failure to devise a succession plan and formalize an apparatus to maintain consensus weakened the party system and set it on a path of self-created political decline.

Indira Gandhi undermined the political establishment

Congress witnessed major changes in the chain of command, organizational hierarchies, and work culture after the ascension of Indira Gandhi. She contested the 1971 general election on the populist slogan of ‘Garibi Hatao’ (eradicate poverty), and her pro-poor posture created a huge electoral wave that allowed Congress to add 69 more parliamentary seats to its tally. with a 3% gain in vote share. The landslide victory earned him a comparison to the goddess ‘Durga’, the female embodiment of strength, and the start of the ‘cult of personality’ phenomenon in Indian politics. His tall stature not only eclipsed the political position of the party, but also created a cult following of electoral supporters from various social groups who remained politically loyal to him for a long time.

Indira Gandhi declared a state of emergency in 1975, allowing her to rule by decree and suspend civil liberties. His rule had a collateral impact on Congress, as it led to political personalization and authoritarianism that temporarily eroded its brand value and base of partisan electoral support. As a result, the Janata Party (JP), a multi-party platform of different ideological hues based on anti-congressism, routed Congress in the 1977 general election. It lost over 200 seats to Lok Sabha and nine percent of the vote and was in complete disarray, but the collapse of JP provided him with an electoral opening and he returned to power by winning the 1980 national elections. He lost his authoritarian pre-eminence in the states from the heartland of Hindi, but he made up for the loss with political gains in the provinces south of the Vindhyan mountain range. Minority votes that have remained loyal to Congress for decades have split and it has become vulnerable and beatable in electoral contests. His tenure has witnessed the purge of second-tier leaders, silencing voices of constructive criticism and the substitution of strong regional leaders with unfounded personnel. The party structure changed with the centralization of decision-making, the redundancy of existing feedback mechanisms and the closing of open dialogues with the subordinate electorate. The popular belief that Congress is the only party capable of governing India has evaporated and there has been a serious breach in its aura of invincibility.

Excessive centralization decimated party organization

The period after Indira Gandhi witnessed a transition from single-party rule to coalition politics and Congress forged an alliance with smaller parties to govern until 1996. He was overthrown from power by the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) which ruled from 1997 to 2004 and emerged as the first stable and feasible national alternative to Congress. The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) of left-center parties defeated the NDA in the 2004 national elections. by Manmohan Singh-Sonia Gandhi-Rahul Gandhi. The excessive centralization of power or the new culture of “high command” worked quite well and helped Congress retain power in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections with a broader mandate. However, the political gains made were lost halfway as the UPA II government became embroiled in political fraud, high inflation, unemployment and political paralysis. The 2014 general election was marked by strong anti-incumbent sentiments and a huge wave of electoral support for the BJP that resulted in a humiliating defeat for Congress. His tally in the lower house of parliament hit rock bottom, as he won 44 seats. He lost several state elections and the Lok Sabha election in 2019, but he continues to be the first choice of two out of ten Indian voters.

The delicate balance on which the legitimacy and power of the Congressional system rested had the potential to be brutally disrupted by the emergence of an authoritarian system, through a deliberate coalition of dissident and opposition groups. Kothari’s 1964 prophecy that political systems change in nature over time and that there is no particular sanctity in any particular system came true when the BJP emerged from the shadow of Congress and replaced it as the new dominant party. It entered a downward spiral due to the rise of the BJP as the single dominant party and the start of a new party system. Reasons leading to the decline of Congress include liabilities of dynastic politics, intergenerational strife in the first family, decimation of the “Congress system”, failure of organizational transformation, and disconnection with Indian aspirants. It lost its hegemonic power due to ideological stagnation, nonchalant attitude and resistance to evolving political changes.

In conclusion, the decline of Congress fits with the concept of Jim Collins’ “Five Stages of Decline” in his book How the Mighty Fall. He said every institution goes through five stages of evolution: one Hubris Born of Success, two Indisciplined Pursuit of More, three Denial of Risk and Peril, four Grasping for Salvation and five Capitulation to Irrelevance. The Nehruvian-era Congress was in the first stage because it lost sight of its main objectives and believed that nothing was more successful than success. It passed to the second stage during the reign of Indira Gandhi, when he tried to impose his supremacy by force and by unconstitutional methods. The party entered the third-fourth stages under the leadership of Sonia-Rahul Gandhi. He was in the stage of denial, but when the freefall became publicly visible, he instinctively resorted to instinctive plans to reverse the decline. The party is in suspended animation and needs to retain power in Punjab and win some states to avoid sliding into the fifth phase of decline and reaching a point of no return.

The author, Praveen Rai is a policy analyst at the Center for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi.


Source link

]]>
Congress: Navjot Singh Sidhu, Chairman of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, sidelined, supporters of Amritsar East sulk | Amritsar News https://congresips.com/congress-navjot-singh-sidhu-chairman-of-the-punjab-pradesh-congress-committee-sidelined-supporters-of-amritsar-east-sulk-amritsar-news/ Mon, 07 Feb 2022 02:57:00 +0000 https://congresips.com/congress-navjot-singh-sidhu-chairman-of-the-punjab-pradesh-congress-committee-sidelined-supporters-of-amritsar-east-sulk-amritsar-news/ AMRITSAR: Supporters of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) Chairman Navjot Singh Sidhu in his Assembly constituency, Amritsar East, are appalled that Charanjit Singh Channi beat him as Chief Minister (CM) of the Congress party for the February 20 elections in the state. On the other hand, the militants of the candidates who oppose him are […]]]>
AMRITSAR: Supporters of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) Chairman Navjot Singh Sidhu in his Assembly constituency, Amritsar East, are appalled that Charanjit Singh Channi beat him as Chief Minister (CM) of the Congress party for the February 20 elections in the state. On the other hand, the militants of the candidates who oppose him are delighted and make it their first step towards the victory of their respective candidates.
During a visit to Amritsar East, from where Sidhu is contesting assembly elections against heavyweight Akali Bikram Singh Majithia, it was observed that most of Sidhu’s supporters were resentful but silent when were asked for their reaction. A few, however, accused the congressional high command of bowing to pressure from “unscrupulous and shady” leaders.
Opposition party activists also remained glued to their television sets to hear Rahul Gandhi’s announcement on the CM’s face.
Pinda, who runs a confectionery, said the wave so far was in favor of Congress because everyone was sure that Rahul would choose Sidhu, but now it would be the same story even if Congress won. “There would be no new Punjab,” he said.
The General Secretary of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, Joginderpal Dhingra, denied this. “Congress is united and every congress worker will do everything for the victory of the party. Sidhu has already announced that he will abide by Rahul Gandhi’s decision,” he said.
AAP spokesman Gurbhej Singh, who was campaigning for the AAP candidate in Amritsar East constituency, said it was an internal decision of the Congress party. “We have no comment, but our graph has gone up,” he said, adding that the Congress party’s decision would have no impact on their election prospects.
Another congressional leader who declined to be named said the situation had become more unpredictable. “One thing is certain: Rahul’s decision has given much-needed ammunition to Sidhu’s opponents, especially in his own constituency,” the leader said. He added that they expected Congress to get 2% to 4% of the vote from the decision, but not because of Channi’s choice but because of Sidhu’s rejection.
A teacher by profession, Kajal Sharma said Sidhu was the only political leader who gave them hope to be a permanent teacher from a temporary teacher. “But now I don’t know what will happen,” Sharma said.


Source link

]]>
Sunil Jakhar ‘quit’ of politics, says MP Kanwar Sandhu ahead of Cong face reveal Punjab CM https://congresips.com/sunil-jakhar-quit-of-politics-says-mp-kanwar-sandhu-ahead-of-cong-face-reveal-punjab-cm/ Sun, 06 Feb 2022 06:04:36 +0000 https://congresips.com/sunil-jakhar-quit-of-politics-says-mp-kanwar-sandhu-ahead-of-cong-face-reveal-punjab-cm/ Read more party leader Rahul Gandhi in Ludhiana in the politically important Malwa region of the state. This would be Gandhi’s second visit to Punjab after assembly elections were announced. Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi had made the CM face announcement after speaking at a rally in Ropar on Thursday. “We assured that all party […]]]>

party leader Rahul Gandhi in Ludhiana in the politically important Malwa region of the state. This would be Gandhi’s second visit to Punjab after assembly elections were announced.

Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi had made the CM face announcement after speaking at a rally in Ropar on Thursday. “We assured that all party leaders would accept the will of the workers and the voters. We expect Rahul ji to make the announcement at Ludhiana on Sunday,” Channi said after being asked about CM’s face announcement.

We learn that Channi is becoming the favorite for the CM face. Meanwhile, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is also expected to make her first visit to Punjab in the second week of this month.

During his recent visit, Rahul Gandhi announced that the party would seek answers from voters and workers to focus on candidate CM. Following this, pre-recorded messages via the Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) were sent to mobile numbers of voters across the state. In addition, feedback was collected from party candidates, AICC coordinators and investigative teams spread across the 117 Assembly segments over the following week.

The party has already obtained more than 52,000 responses from voters through the IVRS system. Comments are also sought from workers and party leaders. Through the message, voters had three options – Charanjit Singh Channi, Navjot Singh Sidhu or no CM face.

Recently, former PPCC leader Sunil Jakhar also claimed he was the first choice of MPs after former Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh was asked to resign. Party insiders said Channi was the favorite for the job and in all likelihood his name would only be declared by Gandhi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a rally in Goa virtually on Sunday, the BJP has announced. Modi will simultaneously address party workers and others in 20 North Goa District Assembly constituencies via video link at 4:30 p.m., a BJP statement said here. The Election Commission has currently banned large physical gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic, but allowed smaller public meetings. The rally will be broadcast on LED screens in each of the 20 constituencies. At each location, around 500 people in addition to BJP leaders will be part of the rally, according to the statement.

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, Party Elections Officer Devendra Fadnavis, Goa Office Officer CT Ravi and State BJP Leader Sadanand Shet Tanawde will attend the location in Sawant constituency at Sankhalim. The arrangements have been made keeping in mind the Electoral Commission guidelines and COVID-19 standards, the statement said. Assembly elections will be held in the coastal state on February 14.

Meanwhile, Amit Shah will also address Baghpat residents of UP today.

Read all the latest news, breaking news and updates on coronavirus here.


Source link

]]>
CDB President and Panchayat Members Join Congress at JK https://congresips.com/cdb-president-and-panchayat-members-join-congress-at-jk/ Thu, 27 Jan 2022 13:36:09 +0000 https://congresips.com/cdb-president-and-panchayat-members-join-congress-at-jk/ A chairman of a bloc development council (BDC) and five panchayat members joined the Congress here on Thursday, the party said. Sudesh Kumar Sharma, Chairman of BDC, Block Dinga Amb in Kathua District, along with two sarpanches, one naib-sarpanch and two panches joined the party in the presence of JK Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) Chairman, […]]]>

A chairman of a bloc development council (BDC) and five panchayat members joined the Congress here on Thursday, the party said.

Sudesh Kumar Sharma, Chairman of BDC, Block Dinga Amb in Kathua District, along with two sarpanches, one naib-sarpanch and two panches joined the party in the presence of JK Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) Chairman, GA Mir, at the party headquarters here, he said.

Also, many youths from Hiranagar Tehsil in Kathua have joined the party, he added.

The party said new entrants expressed confidence in the policies and programs of Congress and its leaders, including Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.

Speaking on the occasion, Mir said Congress was rapidly emerging as the people’s only choice because of its progressive policies and democratic and secular credentials.

Secularism is India’s strength and only Congress can lead the nation on the path to peace, progress and prosperity by strengthening the secular fabric of this country, he said.

Mir said that the central government and the LG administration of JK failed to fulfill even a single commitment made with the people and instead brought misery to the common man due to their “bad “politics.

The achievement of the government is that the divisive forces have succeeded in vitiating the atmosphere of peace and harmony in the country, he said.

“There is clamor everywhere and no one feels safe under the current regime,” Mir said.

(This story has not been edited by the Devdiscourse team and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


Source link

]]>
Punjab polls: Four Congress leaders call for party minister to be expelled https://congresips.com/punjab-polls-four-congress-leaders-call-for-party-minister-to-be-expelled/ Tue, 18 Jan 2022 15:26:33 +0000 https://congresips.com/punjab-polls-four-congress-leaders-call-for-party-minister-to-be-expelled/ Four Punjab Congress leaders sent a letter to the party’s National Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday demanding the expulsion of Minister of State Rana Gurjeet Singh from the party while alleging that he is weakening her in several segments ahead of the election in the Assembly. The Congress sent the Minister for Kapurthala Constituency. The […]]]>

Four Punjab Congress leaders sent a letter to the party’s National Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday demanding the expulsion of Minister of State Rana Gurjeet Singh from the party while alleging that he is weakening her in several segments ahead of the election in the Assembly. The Congress sent the Minister for Kapurthala Constituency. The letter came after his son Rana Inder Pratap Singh decided to run as an independent from Sultanpur Lodhi from the district after Congress nominated incumbent MP Navtej Singh Cheema from the constituency.

The letter was written by Cheema, Jalandhar North Legislator Avtar Singh Junior, Phagwara MLA Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal and former MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira.

“Rana Gurjit Singh is weakening Congress by deliberately interfering in various constituencies in Doaba region such as Sultanpur Lodhi, Phagwara, Bholath, Jalandhar North, Banga,” reads the letter circulated to the media.

“Although we inform the state leadership of the party about his anti-party activities, unfortunately, he was reinstated in the Punjab cabinet instead of taking action against him,” Cheema said in the letter, including one. copy has also been sent. party leaders Rahul Gandhi, Harish Choudhary and State Congress Leader Navjot Singh Sidhu. Rana Gurjeet Singh, who resigned from the Amarinder Singh-led regime following allegations of involvement in sand-mining auctions in 2018, was reappointed minister after Charanjit Singh Channi became minister in leader last year. ”Rana Gurjeet Singh, who resigned as a minister in 2018 from the Punjab Cabinet over alleged involvement in a sand mining scam in the state, is doing her best to destroy the Congress Party victory in the of the upcoming elections,’ Cheema alleged.

”Madam, after being reappointed Minister, Rana Gurjeet Singh while arrogantly declared her son Rana Inder Partap Singh as an independent candidate against Sultanpur Lodhi’s two-time Congress MP Navtej Singh Cheema” read the letter.

Cheema said it was nothing but a “gross violation” of party discipline as well as a “stabbing”. ”He is doing this because he is playing into the hands of the opposition parties, especially the BJP. It has strong ties to the BJP due to its liquor and sweets business located in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and other states,’ Cheema said. He alleged that Rana Gurjeet Singh had “conspired” with the BJP and former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to “destroy” Congress in Punjab. “As part of this conspiracy, he is publicly making baseless allegations against PPCC Chairman Navjot Singh Sidhu which is also a violation of party discipline,” he alleged. “Therefore, in view of Rana Gurjit Singh’s flagrant violation and violation of party discipline, we request that you immediately withdraw his nomination from Kapurthala constituency and send a strong message to these leaders, that weaken the party. To do this, he should be removed from the list of party members,” he said.

After the announcement of the first list of candidates, some leaders objected to the refusal of tickets.

Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi’s brother Manohar Singh has already announced his candidacy as an independent of Bassi Pathana while MP Moga Harjot Kamal left Congress and joined the BJP.

Former MP Mohinder Singh Kaypee is also upset that he was not given Adampur seat ticket while Nimisha Mehta who was denied Garhshankar seat ticket joined the saffron party.

Former Prisons Minister Sarwan Singh Phillaur and his son Damanvir Singh quit Congress and joined the Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt).

(This story has not been edited by the Devdiscourse team and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


Source link

]]>
BJP mocks oppn’s support for son https://congresips.com/bjp-mocks-oppns-support-for-son/ Tue, 18 Jan 2022 05:16:00 +0000 https://congresips.com/bjp-mocks-oppns-support-for-son/ Amid growing opposition support for the candidacy of Manohar Parrikar’s son, Utpal, in the Goa elections, the BJP has questioned its hypocritical stance on the ex-Goa CM. Speaking to the media on Monday, BJP Goa official CT Ravi pointed out that Parrikar had never brought his family members into politics despite his key role in […]]]>

Amid growing opposition support for the candidacy of Manohar Parrikar’s son, Utpal, in the Goa elections, the BJP has questioned its hypocritical stance on the ex-Goa CM. Speaking to the media on Monday, BJP Goa official CT Ravi pointed out that Parrikar had never brought his family members into politics despite his key role in strengthening the state unity of the party. . Training the guns on the opposition, he questioned AAP and Congress criticism of the late BJP stalwart as he lay ill in his final months.

BJP leader CT Ravi said: “The BJP has become strong in Goa thanks to the hard work of Manohar Parrikar. Manohar Ji has always dreamed of strengthening the party further. He has worked towards this goal throughout his life. He believed that the BJP is the only party that can ensure development in Goa.The party always remembers Manohar Parrikar Ji because of his contribution.Manohar Parrikar Ji never brought his family into politics.

“AAP, Shiv Sena, TMC and Congress are talking about (supporting) Utpal Parrikar today. But has Congress ever helped Manohar Parrikar Ji? Have we forgotten the statements that Congress and its leader Rahul Gandhi have about Parrikar when he was ill? The people of Goa have not forgotten Arvind Kejriwal’s statement during that time,” he added.

Dispute over the political entry of Utpal Parrikar

After the untimely death of his father in 2019, Utpal Parrikar had made public his desire to contest the upcoming by-election in Panaji. However, the BJP gave the ticket to Sidharth Kuncalienker and ended up losing to the Congress for the first time since 1994. Ironically, the winning Congress candidate Atanasio Monserrate switched allegiance to the BJP along with 9 other party colleagues within months later. For the next elections in Goa, the son of the former defense minister has threatened to stand as an independent candidate if the BJP does not give him a ticket.

However, Union Home Minister Amit Shah reportedly tried to dissuade him from doing so during a one-on-one meeting on January 11. Two days earlier, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal made it clear that Utpal Parrikar was welcome to join the AAP. Similarly, Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut told the media, “We will all stand with him. If he decides to run as an independent candidate for Panaji seat, I suggest all non-BJP parties to support his candidacy and not to run a candidate. candidate against him. However, TMC and Congress have not yet clarified their position on supporting the candidacy of Manohar Parrikar’s son.



Source link

]]>
Congress can’t win the polls in Goa on its own: Shiv Sena https://congresips.com/congress-cant-win-the-polls-in-goa-on-its-own-shiv-sena/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 07:25:29 +0000 https://congresips.com/congress-cant-win-the-polls-in-goa-on-its-own-shiv-sena/ The Shiv Sena is upset that Congress has rejected its proposal to repeat the Maharashtra coalition experiment in the Goa assembly elections. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said on Thursday that the political situation in Goa is such that Congress cannot exceed the single digit if it challenges the coastal state’s parliamentary elections on its […]]]>

The Shiv Sena is upset that Congress has rejected its proposal to repeat the Maharashtra coalition experiment in the Goa assembly elections.

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said on Thursday that the political situation in Goa is such that Congress cannot exceed the single digit if it challenges the coastal state’s parliamentary elections on its own.

Congress has only three MPs in Goa. Party deputies deserted him en masse. Key political parties, we (Shiv Sena and NCP) had offered to support Congress in its difficult times. But I don’t know what Congress thinks. He can’t cross the single-digit bar if he competes on his own, ” Raut told reporters here.

Raut, who had held a series of talks with AICC in charge of Goa Dinesh Gundurao, CLP leader Digambar Kamat and Goa Congress leader Girish Chodankar, said he proposed that Congress challenge 30 of the 40 Assembly seats and leaves the rest to his allies.

He said the 10 seats in the Assembly, where Congress has failed to win elections in the past 50 years, could be allocated to Shiv Sena, the NCP and the Goa Forward Party.

Raut, a member of Rajya Sabha, said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was in favor of the idea of ​​an alliance, but local Congress leadership had a different view.

Raut said the Shiv Sena was ready to back the candidacy of Utpal, the son of former Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar, if he decided to make the political leap in the assembly polls.

Utpal must make the courageous decision to run for office. You have to be courageous to run for office. If he makes this decision, the Shiv Sena will support him, ”said Raut.

Raut recalled that the Shiv Sena supported the family of Lok Sabha members of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Mohan Delkar, who was found dead in a Mumbai hotel last year.

Delkar’s wife Kalaben Delkar won Lok Sabha’s ballot as Shiv Sena’s candidate. Utpal had expressed interest in contesting the parliamentary elections in Panaji, a constituency represented by his father and four-term Goan chief minister Manohar Parrikar.

Utpal had also met Interior Minister Amit Shah in this regard. Goa goes to the polls on February 14.

(This story was not edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


Source link

]]>
In PM Modi Security Lapse, Role of Congressional Prejudice Politics Cannot Be Ruled Out https://congresips.com/in-pm-modi-security-lapse-role-of-congressional-prejudice-politics-cannot-be-ruled-out/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 05:03:00 +0000 https://congresips.com/in-pm-modi-security-lapse-role-of-congressional-prejudice-politics-cannot-be-ruled-out/ The security breaches during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to the Punjab cannot be taken lightly. It raises several questions on the security of people in high places, federalism but also reciprocity between the Center and the States. While most of these issues are too serious to ignore, the committee the Supreme Court is […]]]>

The security breaches during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to the Punjab cannot be taken lightly. It raises several questions on the security of people in high places, federalism but also reciprocity between the Center and the States. While most of these issues are too serious to ignore, the committee the Supreme Court is now about to form will hopefully look into them as well.

While it would be interesting to see how the Supreme Court decides to analyze the issues, it would be simplistic to infer that the loopholes in the Prime Minister’s security were simply the result of a lack of communication in the administration and / or disorderly management by the Punjab police. There is reason to believe that the personal biases of the congressional leadership might have played some role in this episode as well. There are at least three pointers that suggest this. First, the tone and tenor of the Punjab’s chief minister in pooping allegations of a serious error put a big question mark on the seriousness of CM’s approach. Second, the fact that the leadership of Congress is silent on this subject speaks volumes.

The third important point is the history of the “politics of personal prejudice” to which the supreme leadership of the party regularly engages. From Netaji Subash Chandra Bose to Narendra Modi, there is a long list of leaders, both inside and outside Congress, who have been on the receiving end of this disturbing approach. Netaji Subash could easily be the first victim of this policy of prejudice. As the now declassified documents reveal, for nearly two decades between 1948 and 1968, the government of the day placed members of the Bose family under strict surveillance. Intelligence bureau officials regularly intercepted letters from family members of Netaji Subash, formerly Nehru’s colleague in Congress.

But Netaji was not alone. Jawaharlal Nehru had allowed his personal prejudices to take precedence over internal democracy within the Congress Party. The first victim after independence from this unbridled power commanded by Nehru was Purushottam Das Tandon who was forced to resign the presidency of Congress in September 1951. Nehru’s “my way or the highway” approach was so evident that after the forced resignation of Tandon Nehru himself became president of the party, specifying that it is only he who would decide.

The next victim of this policy of prejudice was Morarji Desai. In 1969, in his attempt to assert his position and establish himself as an undisputed leader, then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi removed the portfolio from Morarji Desai’s finances. Although Morarji had some reservations, he dutifully proposed the resolution on the nationalization of banks at the AICC session in Bengaluru in July 1969 and yet he was asked to relinquish the financial portfolio a few days later. Unsurprisingly, an intransigent Morarji preferred to put in his papers. After Tandon, Morarji Desai was the second potential challenger who was no fault of his own.

The remarkable third person who, thanks to the rulers’ long-held prejudices, was denied even a dignified and respectful funeral in the capital was PV Narasimha Rao, when he passed away in December 2004. Despite the respect due to the family Nehru-Gandhi, Narasimha Rao never held a prominent place in the congressional leadership scheme after 1997. Although Narasimha Rao largely deserved respect for his contributions to the party and the government he led during From the difficult decade of the 1990s, his family was not allowed to perform the last Rao rites in Delhi. What The Economist had said about Rao is revealing. “Rao had committed the sin of being insufficiently respectful to the Gandhi dynasty while in power. He spent his last years as an outcast. His name was struck from the tradition of the Congress Party, and credit for his achievements went to Manmohan Singh and Rajiv Gandhi.

Previously, Pranab Mukherjee had also been the victim of prejudice at the top level. The reason why he was not considered by Gandhis for the top post when the UPA unexpectedly came to power in 2004 was his “offense” at having ogled the prime minister’s position immediately after the election. assassination of Indira Gandhi in 1984. For Mukherjee, this high level prejudice proved too costly and he had to quit the Congress party, albeit briefly.

The last in this series is Narendra Modi. If there is one person to be crucified whose Congress has had to use all the dirty tricks at their disposal, it is Narendra Modi. They ridiculed his abilities, questioned his qualifications, doubted his sincerity, suspected his intentions, defied his honest efforts and ultimately waged a never-ending campaign of slander, all because of long-held prejudices!

Congress had used its abuse of choice as Maut Ka Saudagar for Modi. Mani Shankar Aiyar openly cursed him in an extremely derogatory manner, saying PM Modi would continue to sell tea! Many other lesser leaders had also taken inspiration from the leadership and abused Prime Minister Modi, bidding farewell to the basic rules of decency and civility. Notably, Congress has neither rebuked nor disassociated itself from those who abuse it. On the other hand, Prime Minister Modi had not only welcomed the dialogue with Rahul Gandhi – when the latter called him to Parliament – but also suggested that such meetings occur intermittently.

Harboring a pathological hatred for decades for a leader who has twice won popular office amounts to a complete rejection of democracy by Congress. If not out of generosity and humility, at least for the sake of decency and a democratic approach, the Nehru-Gandhi family must put an end to this policy of prejudice.

Vinay Sahasrabuddhe is Member of Parliament for BJP Rajya Sabha and Chairman of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not represent the position of this publication.

Read all the latest news, breaking news and news on the coronavirus here.


Source link

]]>