Not many days are left for the assembly elections in Gujarat. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has also released the first list of candidates. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is also engaged in creating an atmosphere through one after the other event of PM Modi. However, this election is not going to be easy for the party due to the internal discord in the main opposition party Congress. Especially when AAP, who has entered the field as the third player, wants to snatch at least Congress’s place. All this is happening at a time when the high command is in trouble over the National Herald case.
Why is there a rar?
Two senior party leaders Raju Parmar and Naresh Rawal have resigned from the Congress. It is being told that both can join BJP this month. This is being considered a big setback for the Congress party. It is being told that independent MLA Jignesh Mevani was suddenly given an important post like working president in the party, the old leaders are angry. Like Rawal and Parmar, some other leaders can also give a jolt to the party. They believe that Mevani is being given more priority and loyal people who have worked for the party for years are being sidelined.
Hardik Patel’s mistake?
Some Congress leaders, on the condition of anonymity, say that the party has once again committed the same mistake it did by handing over the reins to Hardik Patel. The party was expected to come to power with the help of Hardik Patel, who came into the limelight from the movement of the Patidar society, but it did not happen and then just before the election, he betrayed the party and joined the BJP. Senior party leaders believe that now the party has committed the same mistake in the form of Jignesh Mevani. He neither has much experience in politics nor has any hold on the workers-organisation.
Will the game of Congress deteriorate?
According to political experts, the way the Congress gave a tough fight to the BJP in the last assembly elections, it was felt that the party could stake claim to power in the 2022 elections. Congress workers are still enthusiastic, but leadership is lacking. First Hardik Patel spent time without landing on the ground. However, later he blamed the Congress high command for not working openly. Now the party has simultaneously made 8 leaders as working president, including leaders from outside like Jignesh Mevani. According to experts, the party is yet to enter the election mode.
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