Will Rahul Gandhi’s Golden Temple mega see turn the tables in Punjab?
Rahul Gandhi is set to start his mega Punjab Assembly poll campaign on Thursday, January 27. But unlike the campaigns of Kerala and Tamil Nadu Assembly polls in 2021, Rahul seems to be shying away from putting his status at stake. Instead, he is letting the regional satraps of the poll-bound states of Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa, and Manipur take the lead.ALSO READ|Punjab surveys: Ticket circulation causes split in farmers’front, unhappy leaders float new outfit In his plan of things, the March 10, 2022 decision would be more of a reflection on the management of Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Navjot Singh Sidhu. Likewise, the result of the Uttarakhand campaign would mark a make-or-break moment for aspirant Harish Rawat.In Manipur, the Congress’s three-term chief minister 73-year-old Okrom Ibobi
Singh is leading the charge to wrest the power from the BJP’s Nongthombam Biren Singh. In Goa, where defections converted Panjim into a marketplace, the Congress is counting greatly on Michael Lobo, a recent but influential addition from the BJP.In a show of strength and piety, Rahul is arranged to go to the Golden Temple in Amritsar, along with all 117 poll prospects, on Thursday.ALSO READ|How Punjab votes in assembly polls from Malwa to Majha by means of Doaba Rahul Gandhi, it might be recalled, had planned to
begin his project in Punjab in early in January. Instead, he went out of the country, leaving Sidhu to reject that the Moga campaign was to be flagged off by Rahul. However, Rahul’s absence was baffling on a number of counts.This was a period that the 3rd wave of Covid had actually not started to injure severely or draw the Election Commission’s attention. The duration was likewise screening in regards to Rahul striking a balance in between competing factions, ticket seekers, poll-related problems or requiring a peace offer between Sidhu and Punjab Chief Minister Channi. Instead, these problems were allowed to be burnt out of proportion.ALSO READ|CM Channi’s name had come up throughout internal probe into illicit mining: Amarinder Singh Numerous Congress leaders feel that if the Aam Aadmi Party beats the party on March 10, Rahul can not leave the blame for permitting drift, factionalism, and self-goals festering within the organisation.SHIFT IN STYLE Congress insiders said there has actually been a clear
shift in Rahul’s mindset and style of functioning from April-May, 2021. During the Kerala Assembly elections, Rahul led from the front and relied greatly on inputs from the AICC general secretary in charge of the organisation, KC Venugopal.KCV, as heis dealt with in party circles, comes from
Kerala and was the primary designer of Rahul’s ‘Objective Kerala’. Congress insiders recalled that while a lot of viewpoint and exit survey studies kept predicting an LDF success in Kerala, Rahul remained persuaded that the May 2 decision would show them incorrect. Apparently, Rahul was constantly flooded with’ internal reports ‘, forecasting UDF triumph in Kerala and the Congress-led’Mahajot’in Assam. The former AICC chief failed to understand that the entire’feedback’system was’doctored’ or’ custom-made ‘. ALSO READ|Want AFSPA to be repealed however nationwide security leading priority: Manipur CM N Biren Singh The internal system had collapsed. This was even more evident when the celebration leader from Uttar Pradesh, RPN Singh defected to the BJP. When there was a strong buzz of RPN Singh changing sides, Venugopal is stated to have sent out a memo that the
previous Union minister would not defect. The management seems to have counted on the party functionary rather than the open-source info from an area of the media.Though the election campaigning is yet to peak, the Congress appears demoralised currently. Unless the celebration tastes success in Punjab and Uttarakhand, the disquiet is set to get momentum or outcome in the disintegration of the Grand Old Celebration. Rahul, rather of getting pro-active or waging a fight, seems to be going through the motions.PRIYANKA GANDHI’S MISSION UP In Uttar Pradesh, obviously, Priyanka Gandhi is the popular face.
In Priyanka’s scheme of things, the job prior to her is to somehow bring the Congress to 3rd spot after the BJP and SP-RJD alliance. Despite the number of seats or vote share, the Congress basic secretary is identified to make sure that her gender-based and progressive-looking politics help edge out the BSP, mainly seen as a 3rd competitor for power