Sun. Mar 3rd, 2024


Despite operating an aggressive marketing campaign, the Congress misplaced in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh and with this, the get together has additionally misplaced its presence within the core Hindi heartland forward of the essential 2024 Lok Sabha elections, and exists solely in Himachal Pradesh now.

The large setback has additionally dented the Congress within the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) bloc for bargaining extra seats for the Lok Sabha elections.

A celebration chief, who’s but to recuperate from the shock of the loss within the three states, and wishing to not be named, mentioned that the outcomes are a “very big setback” to us.

He mentioned that the get together was hopeful of forming its authorities in Chhattisgarh, the place it discovered no drawback within the final 5 years and there was no anti-incumbency seen or report that got here to the get together management.

Commenting on the leads to Madhya Pradesh, the get together chief mentioned that Rahul Gandhi had earlier this 12 months mentioned that we are going to get 150 seats within the state on the idea of the stories from the state.

“However, things did not go in our way and we were reduced to much fewer seats in this election, which is quite surprising, ” he mentioned.

The get together chief identified that the primary motive for failure of tasting success in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan was as a result of get together’s strategist Sunil Kanugolu and his staff weren’t given free hand by the leaders like Kamal Nath and Ashok Gehlot.

“Whereas, he had complete independence in Telangana to give proper report to the party and also suggest ways for campaigns and the state leadership agreed to them and gave them all the help they required, ” the get together chief mentioned.

Even the state management acted on the interior surveys carried out by Kanugolu’s staff, which was not the case in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, the place the senior leaders didn’t come on board with him that led to such a large defeat regardless of the temper being in favour of Congress, he mentioned.

The get together chief additionally highlighted that variations appeared between Kanugolu’s staff in Rajasthan after he gave the interior survey of the get together suggesting that there are a lot of sitting MLAs and Ministers who won’t be able to win within the desert state.

However, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot denied the anti-incumbency in opposition to his MLAs and Ministers on the idea of the surveys carried out by his technique staff DesignBoxed, the get together chief mentioned.

“This is where the difference lies, ” he mentioned, including that the survey ready by Kanugolu’s staff was an sincere one which highlighted the issues, which was ignored.

The get together chief mentioned that now with full sweep within the Hindi heartland, the highway forward of the essential 2024 Lok Sabha election is not going to be simple.

He agreed that the INDIA bloc seat sharing talks, which had been paused in view of the Assembly polls, can have its bearing on the identical because it is not going to be in place for doing onerous discount from different events citing no or very small presence in Hindi heartland or North Indian states.

The Congress was hopeful of returning to energy in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan and was additionally hopeful to wrest energy from the BJP in Madhya Pradesh.

“But the results have gone completely different from what was expected. It is a tough time for us, but we will find some ways to come over and take on the BJP in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, ” he added.

Congress had final 12 months misplaced in Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. In Bihar, Congress is part of the Grand Alliance of the RJD and JD(U) and in Jharkhand, the Congress is a part of the coalition authorities with JMM.

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