Bharat Jodo Yatra of Rahul Gandhi Is an Organized Stampede
As Congress does not have a political leader of a good stature, the beleaguered party also lacks communications skills.
By Rakesh Raman
There is nothing wrong in the Bharat Jodo Yatra or the Unite India March that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi began on September 7 from Kanyakumari and aims to cover over 3,500 kilometers to reach Kashmir in 5 months.
It is a unique initiative, but all unique initiatives do not necessarily meet their objectives. As its name suggests, the Bharat Jodo Yatra inter alia aims to end the atmosphere of religious animosity in the country.
However, so far there is no indication that it will unite people who belong to different religions. Hatred between communities is persisting and rather increasing. After observing the Yatra, it appears that an unruly crowd is running aimlessly on the roads in a veritable stampede organized by Congress.
God only knows who these people are who walk with Rahul Gandhi. But the possibility can’t be ruled out that they are either Congress workers who are forced to participate in the Yatra or hirelings who are paid to build this razzmatazz.
The biggest problem, however, is with the Congress’s communications team. As Congress does not have a political leader of a good stature, the beleaguered party also lacks communications skills.
The party’s communications department – if it exists – is dormant for all practical purposes. Rahul Gandhi often blames media outlets that do not give coverage to Congress’s stories.
However, the party’s own content platforms – including the Bharat Jodo Yatra website and social media channels – exist as dilapidated ruins that fail to communicate Congress’s points of view on different issues that the party wants to highlight.
There is hardly any meaningful interaction with the social media posts that Congress releases everyday. As a loser, Rahul Gandhi keeps cursing prime minister (PM) Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the extreme misery that Indians are facing.
But Congress could never offer its own solutions to overcome the unprecedented inflation, corruption, unemployment, hate, and injustice persisting in the Modi regime.
If Congress has no remedy to provide relief to the aggrieved people, it should not expect any success in the political arena. Then obviously Modi and BJP will continue to win and Rahul Gandhi will have to plan another Yatra after Congress’s defeat in the 2024 Lok Sabha election.
By Rakesh Raman, who is a national award-winning journalist and social activist. He is the founder of the humanitarian organization RMN Foundation which is working in diverse areas to help the disadvantaged and distressed people in the society. He has also launched the “Power Play: Lok Sabha Election 2024 in India” editorial section to cover the news, events, and other developments related to the 2024 election.
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