The Congress is on the offensive after Rahul Gandhi was disqualified from the membership of the Lok Sabha. The party is preparing for a nationwide agitation to gain the sympathy of the people by besieging the government. At the same time, the pressure of the alliance for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections has also increased. Last week, the Surat court convicted him in a criminal case.
The senior party leader is elated with the support of the opposition parties after the Surat court sentenced Rahul Gandhi and disqualified him from the Lok Sabha membership. Congress strategists believe that this is a positive change and the party should take advantage of it. At the same time, the party is confident that this decision will benefit organisationally.
The Congress is mulling over the possibilities of launching a massive agitation with the opposition parties on the issue of misuse of constitutional institutions. The party may hold a big rally in the capital Delhi in the first week of April. A senior leader said that it is also being considered to invite leaders of opposition parties to this rally.
Rajendra Sharma, Professor of Political Science at Maharishi Dayanand University, believes that the government has given a big issue to the opposition by hastening to end Rahul Gandhi’s membership. This has also sent a wrong message among the people. It will be interesting to see how the Congress takes up this issue with the opposition parties and the general public.
After this development, the debate within the party has intensified that the Congress should re-think the alliance strategy. In states where there is no possibility of the party standing on its own feet, the party should accept the reality and accept the role of the younger brother. This will increase the chances of opposition unity.
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