The picture that has emerged after the results of the assembly elections of four states has once again proved that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has actually become a guarantee of victory. If we study the election campaign and other publicity media of the three big states of North India, it becomes clearly visible that in these states the Bharatiya Janata Party did not promote any regional leader as the Chief Minister, only Prime Minister Narendra Modi. BJP entered the election field with its face in front. Today, Modi is the only face of BJP in the entire country with whom the voters have a direct connect. They connect with the grassroots through their government. The biggest fact in these elections is that Congress had a severe shortage of campaigning leaders in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. Even though the Congress appeared to be claiming that it was forming the government again, the promises and claims of the Congress were dashed after the results.
The way the public has expressed confidence in the Bharatiya Janata Party today, it will only ease the way for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Congress tried to re-establish Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi as heroes in these elections, but like every time, this time also their efforts could not give positive results. This effort of Congress was probably also because Congress was dreaming of presenting Rahul Gandhi for the post of Prime Minister in the Lok Sabha elections. Along with this, Congress leaders wanted to establish the status of the dominant party in the alliance of opposition parties. The defeat of Congress after the elections has once again created conditions for a rift in the alliance. The only reason behind this can be said that even today the Congress leaders are not reflecting on their mistakes, whereas the truth is that the Congress has not made any significant progress in the last ten years.
The victory of BJP and defeat of Congress in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh could have many implications. In which first of all it can be said that Congress was seen standing shoulder to shoulder with the opponents of Sanatan. At present, when the dominance of patriotism is increasing in India, then naturally it can also be said that now the public is not going to accept opposition to the country in any form. It is true that anyone who tries to destroy Sanatan will definitely be considered a suicidal step. The fact to consider here is that whoever does politics to strengthen India will have to join Sanatan. The one who contests elections speaking the language of love will have to keep pace with Hindutva. Patriotism cannot be expressed on the basis of politics that opposes Sanatan. Today the main thread of Congress politics seems to be divide and rule. Congress should try to do India’s politics, not the politics of leftist ideas. The discussion of leftism here is also important because after losing the elections, a big leader of Congress, Acharya Pramod Krishnam, openly admitted that at present, leaders holding leftist ideas have entered the Congress, unless these leaders are thrown out. Unless this is done, Congress will not be benefited. Along with this he says that this is not the defeat of Congress, but the defeat of the Left. It is true that today the Left has completely vanished from the country, but Congress seems to be giving it life. If Congress does politics on its own principles, it can preserve its lost heritage, but it does not seem so. Because today Congress does not want to atone for its mistake.
Although the results of the assembly elections in five states are being projected as an unexpected victory for the BJP, the Congress has formed a majority government in Telangana. However, this victory is the result of the political influence of regional leaders. This cannot be presented as a success of the central leadership. Because if the central leadership was acceptable among the public, its impact would have been visible in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. Well… now Congress should introspect as to why it is losing its support base in this way. The only reason behind this can be considered that even today its National President Mallikarjun Kharge is the leader of the Congress, but the Congress leaders have not been able to develop the mentality to accept him in this form even today. One reason for the defeat of the Congress can be considered that the Congress is not hesitating in taking the help of those political parties who make malicious attempts to put Sanatan in the dock every now and then. Today the scenario of the country has changed. There has also been a massive change in mentality. Therefore, only what is true should be said in politics. Congress should not rely on politics of lies. Rahul Gandhi’s lies have been proved many times and he has apologized many times.
If we study the politics of the country today, it must be accepted that Narendra Modi has become such an influential leader whom the country listens to. In such a situation, Congress should talk only about itself in its politics, the more Modi is criticized, the stature of Modi will become bigger. It is the reality of politics that the opposition parties did more publicity for Modi than the BJP did. Congress is also becoming weak because its leaders are still not ready to accept that they are out of power at the Centre. An important thing is visible in the language of Congress leaders. Politics of arrogance is also the reason for the defeat of Congress in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. Therefore, now the leaders of Congress should consider how its lost glory can be brought back. If this cannot happen then naturally Modi will remain a big guarantee for the country.
(The author is a senior journalist)