Although the Congress party is ostensibly dependent on Rahul Gandhi, it will be better for the party to elect another person with intellectual strength to lead the dying party as its president.
By Rakesh Raman
Hundreds of Congress workers are sitting on a dharna in New Delhi today (July 2) urging Rahul Gandhi not to resign as the party president.
After the party’s crushing defeat in the recent Lok Sabha election, Rahul Gandhi had decided to resign and gone into a hibernation. He has blamed his party leaders for Congress’s debacle which has virtually removed the traditional party from the political map of India.
Rahul Gandhi was quite confident about his party’s victory and BJP’s defeat and he had predicted that Narendra Modi will not return as the Prime Minister (PM). However, Modi won 303 of the 543 Lok Sabha seat, reducing Congress to only 52.
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It is largely believed that Modi’s BJP won the election deceptively by tampering with the electronic voting machines (EVMs). Most political leaders were complaining about the EVM frauds by BJP before the election.
However, when Modi won, all those complainants went mysteriously silent. The same is true for Rahul Gandhi who is a mentally weak man.
He neither complained about EVMs nor did he raise the issue of Modi’s corruption although during election campaigns he was calling Modi a “thief” for his alleged involvement in the Rafale deal.
कांग्रेस अध्यक्ष श्री राहुल गांधी जी से इस्तीफा वापस लेने का आग्रह करते हुए दिल्ली प्रदेश कांग्रेस कमेटी के कार्यकारी अध्यक्ष श्री राजेश लिलोठिया कांग्रेस के हज़ारो कार्यकर्ताओं के साथ AICC कार्यालय मे अनशन पर बैठे। pic.twitter.com/sRGmzbHHz9
— Delhi Congress (@INCDelhi) July 2, 2019
Now, the Congress party is ostensibly dependent on Rahul Gandhi. But it will be better for the party to elect another non-Gandhi person with intellectual strength to lead the dying party as its president.
By Rakesh Raman, who is a national award-winning journalist and social activist. He is the founder of a humanitarian organization RMN Foundation which is working in diverse areas to help the disadvantaged and distressed people in the society. He also creates and publishes a number of digital publications on different subjects.
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