Bharat Jodo Yatra ends. And the assembly elections in nine states came to the fore. After this again the Lok Sabha elections in 2024. There are direct questions. Will Congress and Rahul Gandhi get advantage in these elections? Read the opinion of four senior journalists of the country: –
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Since the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress party is going through a deep crisis. For almost a decade, the Congress party has moved away from the mainstream of power in the country. In such a situation, before the elections of 2024, under the leadership of former Congress President and MP Rahul Gandhi India Jodo YatraDebate has started regarding the purpose and political benefits of
the question is India Jodo YatraHow much will the Congress party get from this in the upcoming elections? How much will Rahul Gandhi benefit from this? Will this improve Rahul’s image? India Jodo Yatra Will the Congress party get an advantage in the elections in the states she has visited?
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Elections are won by the public, not celebrities
Shambhunath Shukla was a senior journalist and editor of several newspapers. It is said that there are many reasons for crowd in any journey. Sometimes people also come to see someone. Many celebrities came in Rahul’s visit. But middle class serious voters were not seen in his visit.
I am reminded of the 1977 elections. Indira Gandhi had come to Rae Bareli for campaigning. During this, a large crowd had come to see him. Then the people walking with him said that the crowd is enough, victory is sure. So Indira Gandhi said that – Look, this crowd came to see me. Then the results of the elections also came out bad. The mess of the party was cleared.
Shambhunath Shukla He further says – “I never understood Rahul’s journey. This is not how travel happens. In the year 1983, Chandrashekhar ji did a padyatra. It was a never ending journey. He wore weather-appropriate clothes throughout the journey. When the yatra was over, he also said about the crowd-they just came to see me, After this, he lost the 1984 election from Ballia.
I did not see serious voters in Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra. It cannot be said what its effect will be. If the effect was visible, then the effect of this visit would definitely be visible on the Telangana by-elections. Celebrities and NGO’s came in his visit but election cannot be won through NGO’s. Have to get on the ground.
Will help in preparing for 2024
Kartikeya Sharma, Executive Editor, NewsNCR Digital says “I think Rahul Gandhi has decided that the answer to Hindutva cannot be soft Hindutva. Or the answer to Hindutva cannot be what Samajwadi Party or RJD is doing in UP and Bihar. Where the pages of Ramcharit Manas are being torn or it is being called anti-women.
I think Rahul Gandhi has made up his mind to answer Hindutva here through constitutional secular politics. But the important thing is that just saying secular will not be enough. A line has to be taken on the communal issue. Speaking against communalism does not mean that you are speaking against Hindutva. In this context, his second tough test will be.
Kartikeya Sharma He further says – “His new friends did not join Rahul Gandhi’s journey. Vote share decreased in Gujarat. This is the basic concern of the Congress party, but what is the meaning of the Congress party, what kind of politics Rahul Gandhi does, it all became clear through this visit. Now it cannot be said about whether it will get any benefit in the elections. . This is later.
This is similar to the way in the 80s when Gandhism and socialism were added to the BJP manifesto on the insistence of Vajpayee ji, but later it was discussed and removed. After which the party caught the politics of Hindutva and decided to follow it. This is how the Congress understood that Hindutva is not their ideology. They will clearly have to do non-communal politics.
But let me make it clear that if you think from this visit that Congress can sit on the throne of Delhi, then you are absolutely wrong. Yes, if you say that this can prepare Congress for 2024 elections, then you are right. The question is, will Rahul Gandhi become the Prime Minister from this visit? The answer is no. Does this visit show a ray of hope in Rahul? The answer is yes. Will the Congress party get nectar from this yatra? The answer is no. Will the Congress party gain strength from this visit? The answer is yes.
Only the results of 2023 will tell
NewsNCR Digital Executive Editor Pankaj Kumar It is said- “Only the results of the election will tell what was achieved from this yatra? But there is no doubt that after traveling in 14 states, the biggest thing that has happened is that Rahul Gandhi has succeeded in changing his image. People are now seeing a serious image in Rahul. Secondly, the Congress party was going through a leadership crisis. Despite being the largest opposition party, whether the party had the ability to unite the opposition parties was a big question. But now the Congress has established a leader. Now in future the Congress party will be able to tell the opposition parties that its party is not leaderless.
There is no doubt that Rahul Gandhi has succeeded in solving the leadership crisis of the Congress party. Apart from this, what kind of respect should be given to its leader within a party, Rahul Gandhi achieved it through this journey.
Pankaj Kumar He further says – “The values on which Congress has been doing politics till now, Rahul Gandhi has raised those values through his journey. Rahul Gandhi tried to revive those values and ideals. Because many times in between, Rahul Gandhi sometimes tried to prove himself a Shiva devotee and sometimes a Brahmin, which was a kind of distraction. But now through this visit, Rahul Gandhi has tried to bring Congress back to its earlier ideals.
However, how much will be the political benefit of Bharat Jodo Yatra, it will be known after the elections of 9 states to be held this year. It will be clear from these elections that how much Rahul Gandhi won the trust of the general public.
Regional parties have to be respected
NewsNCR Digital’s Political Editor Brajesh Pandey It is said- “The biggest advantage of Rahul Gandhi’s visit will be the image of Rahul Gandhi. This is the most successful plan among all the plans made by Rahul Gandhi so far. He has emerged as a very serious leader. He traveled countrywide, due to which his personal image has emerged serious. However, how much impact this image and hard work will have on the election, it cannot be said yet.
The year 2023 will be very important for the Congress party. If the Congress party does not win in some states in the elections of nine states, then the party may be in serious trouble. Congress has to save its government in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. At the same time, if it does not win in Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka, then the Congress will go into its worst phase.
Brajesh Pandey He further says – “I think Congress party and Rahul Gandhi will have to work very hard to win the election. If the Congress party wants the leadership position of Rahul Gandhi in 2024, then before that the Congress party will have to get the respect of the regional parties. And to get this honor, it is necessary that in the 2023 elections, the Congress party should win elections in at least two or three states. Otherwise, Rahul Gandhi will get personal benefit from Bharat Jodo Yatra, the party will not get any benefit.”
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