Fri. Mar 1st, 2024


Amidst the continued political turmoil in Bihar, the Samajwadi Party (SP) has supplied 11 Lok Sabha seats to the Congress in Uttar Pradesh for upcoming polls.

Political specialists say that after stress from regional events in West Bengal, Punjab, and Bihar, Congress is now being compelled to play the function of “younger brother” in states.

They say that SP chief Akhilesh Yadav’s announcement to contest the Lok Sabha elections in coalition with the Congress got here at a time when the INDIA bloc allies in West Bengal, Punjab, and Haryana have introduced to contest polls individually.

“Congress is a very old party and it should have the right to take decisions in the INDIA bloc, ” a senior Congress chief mentioned.

“If the party contests elections on only 11 seats (in Uttar Pradesh), what will happen to our workers? The party should contest elections on at least half of the (out of 80) seats. The role of Congress should be like that of an elder brother as it is a national party, ” he opined.

Senior political analyst Virendra Singh Rawat says that the announcement by INDIA bloc allies in West Bengal, Punjab, and Haryana to contest polls individually will certainly be felt in Uttar Pradesh. Probably, this could be the rationale why the 11-seat system has been floated. However, it isn’t but selected what number of seats the Congress will contest.

“Only Congress leaders can clear the picture. But they are avoiding speaking over the issue right now, ” he provides.

“The Samajwadi Party seems to be leading here. First, it decided to give seven seats to RLD. And now, has offered 11 seats to the Congress. After the formation of the INDIA bloc, finalizing a seat-sharing formula seems to be a major challenge for Congress. Also, the ongoing political developments in many states have pushed the Congress on the backfoot” says Rawat.

Allies additionally appear to be sad with Rahul Gandhi’s determination to take out a yatra on the time of constructing election technique.

At current, virtually all of the regional events are placing stress on Congress. Apart from this, the SP has saved the choice of forging alliances with small events on the native degree, he provides.

Another political analyst Ratanmani Lal says that the state of affairs has grow to be more difficult for the Congress after the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal and the Aam Aadmi Party in Punjab and Haryana have determined to go solo to the polls of their respective states.

To make sure that extra events not be omitted, the Congress has introduced an alliance with the SP in Uttar Pradesh. In different states as effectively, the grand outdated occasion shall be seen compromising on seats.

Uttar Pradesh Congress President Ajay Rai mentioned that talks are nonetheless occurring and the occasion’s nationwide committee will take the choice on seat sharing.

Congress spokesperson Anshu Awasthi says that within the first assembly of the INDIA bloc itself, it was determined that “our objective is to save the Constitution and the rights of the common man. In such a situation, being the main opposition party, the responsibility of Congress to protect the rights of the people increases further”.

Seat-wise dialogue by the coordination committee is underway. Currently, 11 seats have been cleared. We will make the announcement as soon as the dialogue on the remaining seats is made.

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