The existence of the Congress party in India is essential for BJP
Don’t be surprised Think seriously. Not only the Bharatiya Janata Party, but the existence of the Congress party in some form and leadership is also necessary for the democracy of the country.
Before and after independence, how many times, with so many names, new and old leadership, the Congress has been divided and divided.
At this time, even though the Congress has become badly directionless due to Rahul Gandhi and the ideology and principles have been limited only to the party constitution and manifesto.
But it is not only the BJP, but the observers of the country and abroad will also accept that the Congress has a pan-India identity and its supporters were in every part of the country.
The elections in states like West Bengal and Tamil Nadu prove that it is very difficult for the BJP or the Congress to compete with the regional parties.
In the states where these two national parties dominated and competed, they got power in different ways, but they got power and their advantage was also to bring the majority in the Lok Sabha.
BJP had given the slogan of ‘Congress Mukt Bharat‘ eight years ago to come to power on its own strength, but with experience and time, the slogans and direction also have to change.
At this time, due to the weakening of the Congress, Sharad Pawar, Mamata Banerjee, Tejashwi Yadav and leaders of some other regional parties are trying to make a role in coming to power in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections by forming a front against the BJP.
Congress is yet to decide on a new president. Sonia Gandhi is acting as a caretaker president in a way. Rahul Gandhi, despite being only an MP, takes over the reins of the party and keeps roaring on the electoral ground and digital media.
- The defeat of the Congress in the recent assembly elections in Kerala and Assam, and Bengal and Tamil Nadu, has worsened even after exerting its full force.
In the name of uncertainty, mistrust and ideology, sometimes in the name of Janet scandal, sometimes Muslim and sometimes secular card, not only the voters, but the party workers are also getting confused and frustrated.
They do not understand when they should oppose the parties of Mamta, Thackeray, Pawar, Akhilesh, Lalu or Yechury and when they should chant their flags. When there is a front and an alliance, this crisis often comes in front of the workers and supporters-voters of regional parties.
Jyotiraditya Scindia, Jitin Prasad left the Congress because not only the party became directionless, but the central leadership also kept them entangled.
Not only Sachin Pilot, Milind Deora, RPN Singh, young leaders like Manish Tewari are also not given important roles.
Kamal Nath, Ashok Gehlot, Bhupesh Baghel and Captain Amarinder Singh are frozen in the states on their own strength.
They cannot get votes from the central leadership. Yes, being the old party and the main rival BJP or Akali leads to success in the assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Punjab.
Akhilesh Yadav and Tejashwi Yadav also admit that they suffered huge losses in the last election due to the pact with Congress. However, conducting a court-martial or post-mortem seems very troublesome.
Many of our journalists, thinkers, activists and politicians consider coalition politics to be right and inevitable. The framers of our constitution also probably did not fix the party boundary and the Lakshman Rekha for the elections due to widespread liberalism.
But have coalition governments been more successful since 1967?
The largest alliance was formed after the Emergency in the name of the Janata Party under the leadership of leaders like Jaiprakash Narayan, Morarji Desai, Chaudhary Charan Singh, Jagjivan Ram, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, George Fernandez and Madhu Limaye, but it did not last even two years.
In the states, alliances were formed many times and broke badly. Under Atal Bihari Vajpayee or Manmohan Singh, due to the pressure and corruption of the constituent parties, not only the BJP or the Congress, but the country also suffered a lot.
Won’t those who cry for democratic rights believe that there are no more than three or four main parties in any democratic country in the world including America, Britain, Germany, Japan and France?
In practice, there are two or three parties.
Yes, only one hundred years ago in Germany, the era of twenty-thirty parties had come, then people accepted Hitler as the leader and the result is known and understood by all till today.
It is not just a question of a multi-party system. In terms of ideology and priority, the BJP openly declares a liberal economy with a degree of liberal Hindutva.
The Congress, with its secularism, limited liberal economy and dynamism, can run the organization according to the broad-party constitution.
Similarly, there can be a party with socialist views and a very progressive Marxist party with communist views.
After introspection in time, regional parties can also choose any of these four parties by seeking a guarantee of ideas and regional interests.
This will at least not always lead to conflict, uncertainty and dissatisfaction and in a true sense, the country will progress together.
Bargaining, defection on immediate interests, untimely elections do not benefit the poor people.
In this context, the leaders or parties who are claiming that the present BJP government is extremely unpopular, will they be able to get Parliament’s approval for the principle of ‘One Nation-One Election’ suggested by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the coming months? Will you be ready?