Will Rahul Gandhi’s Golden Temple mega see turn the tables in Punjab?

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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

in the country’s most populated state.ALSO READ |’See my face

, can’t you ‘, states Priyanka Gandhi on Congress’s CM prospect in Uttar Pradesh If the Congress handles to get more vote share or seats than the BSP, Priyanka’s “objective Uttar Pradesh”would be called as a success. Many within and outside the Congress view Priyanka’s”mission Uttar Pradesh “as”futile” and “suicidal”or a combination of the two. There are reports that even the state celebration unit chief, Ajay Kumar Lallu, has actually been approached by other political parties to change

sides.In reality, over a dozen Congress leaders from UP, who have actually remained on with the celebration through thick and thin, have been getting”

offers “and allurements from the BJP and SP.ALSO READ|Pro-Centre drift, cash power, extreme factionalism: What makes the fight for Manipur appealing Party experts stated that given that the Kerala poll fiasco, Rahul has actually not been the very same. The outcome of Kerala, Assam, Bengal, and so on, was a substantial obstacle for him and “Group Rahul”, which was intending to formally take the control of the party device. The stature of KC Venugopal, the AICC general secretary in charge

of the celebration organisation, has, in specific, taken a pounding. Traditionally, the AICC basic secretary in charge of the organisation is viewed as informal number 2 or

three in the hierarchy. Dithering and hesitant post-defeat, Rahul is said to have gone inside a shell.WATCH|Temple

politics to caste formulas: Action loaded hit of UP surveys If these sources are to be believed, the possibility of a non-Gandhi to head the Congress organisation is acquiring currency. As per the Congress celebration constitution, the period of the AICC chief is for five years just. The question that requires to be addressed is whether the Gandhis can afford to have a non-family member at the helm from 2022 to 2027, a period that consists of the important 2024 general election.It may be remembered that Sonia Gandhi’s period (longest in the history of 137 years)saw many ‘constitutional’ and institutional modifications in

the Congress celebration and parliamentary wing constitutions, providing her sweeping powers.STRATEGY STRUCTURED FOR SONIA When Sonia took over as AICC chief in early 1998, she was not a Member of Parliament. Her celebration supervisor, namely Pranab Mukherjee, worked on a method to make sure that she had the authority to appoint leaders of the Home in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, although she was not a Member of Parliament.ALSO READ|TMC’s proposal for alliance in Goa ruled out as it poached Cong leaders: Chidambaram Mukherjee, who had actually been a male of all

seasons, had used a treatment to guarantee Sonia’s authority over the parliamentary wing continued pure although a brand-new leader was elected as CPP leader. In May 2004, Sonia had actually designated two leaders as CPP leaders in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

She had actually called Manmohan Singh as leader of the

Home in Rajya Sabha and Pranab Mukherjee as leader of your house in Lok Sabha. Manmohan was, already, sworn in as the Prime Minister too.Under the CPP constitution, the CPP leader’s post was the highest but stipulation 5 of the celebration constitution was changed to create the chairperson’s post. Under sub-clause’C, ‘the chairperson, and not the CPP leader,

would nominate the party leaders in both Homes along with deputy leaders and primary whips. The amended provision now checks out:”The chairperson shall

have the authority to call the leader of the CPP to head the federal government, if necessary.”LIKEWISE READ|Lesson discovered, Congress gets it candidates to solemnly swear not to leave celebration after Goa surveys Some Congress leaders think that Rahul in some way fancies himself in the mould of grandfather Feroze Gandhi, an able parliamentarian who had produced a specific niche for himself in the Nehruvian period. Amongst lots of qualities that Feroze had, he stood out as democracy’s David without holding any formal post.(Reporter Rasheed Kidwai is

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