The recent developments have given the biggest setback to the dream of the Congress party coming to power after the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Days ago Mayawati had dumped the Congress party to create alliance with a former IAS, Member of Parliament and CM of Chattisgarh Ajit Jogi’s Janta Congress.
Now, other prominent allies from the grand alliance have decided to form their own alliance in which they have dumped the Congress party. This development has taken place in Madhya Pradesh. The alliance of eight political parties, including the Samajwadi Party (SP), CPM and CPI have decided to hold a key meet on September 30th.
Which are the eight parties included in the alliance?
- SP, CPM, CPI, Bahujan Sangharsh Dal, Gondwana Gantantra Party, Rashtriya Samanta Dal, Prajatantrik Samadhan Party and Loktantrik Janata Dal.
It was an unwritten fact that to defeat the Modi government, all the opposition parties must come together and form an alliance. But even before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the opposition parties are showing that they have rifts within.
It should be noted that the Mayawati’s BSP and the other eight party’s main intention was to counter the popularity of PM Modi but all of a sudden they have decided to go against the Congress party.
Days ago, dumping the grand alliance, Mayawati had said “Finally, after a lot of thought, we have decided that in Chattisgarh, BSP will fight the upcoming election in an alliance with the Ajit Jogi’s Janta Congress. He is a renowned person, a former IAS, Member of Parliament and CM of Chattisgarh. He has a good experience in running a government and he takes along the society with him, which is also the motto of BSP. Today we are finally announcing the alliance. We have decided the seat sharing formula with Janta Congress party. If the coalition of our party wins Shri Ajit jogi will be made CM”.
Another report said “Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati is likely to join the third front, formed by the Samajwadi Party, JD(S), RJD and the Left parties, to take on the BJP and the Congress in the upcoming Rajasthan assembly elections”.
This claim cannot be denied because D Raja of the CPI said the left parties are in talks with Mayawati and added “Secular democratic forces will need to come together. The primary objective is to defeat the BJP. As secular forces, all the parties need to be realistic to the situation and must remain accommodating”.
This is a big blow to Rahul Gandhi and his party:
If the alliance led by Mayawati continues even in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, then it is not just a blow to Rahul Gandhi’s dream of becoming India’s PM but also a final nail in the coffin of the Congress party.
It should be noted that Congress party will not even cross 44 seats (its performance in 2014 Lok Sabha elections) if it goes solo in 2019 Lok Sabha elections. And if this pathetic performance continues, then the Congress party won’t see a rival for the next 20 years in India.
Source: Republic World