Since the time Rahul Gandhi was literally made to run for his seat during the 2014 elections in Amethi by Smriti Irani, Gandhi family has proven to be vulnerable. People who trusted the Gandhi’s since 5 decades have now started to feel that they need a new leader for their constituency.
Although the constituencies of Amethi and Rae Bareli has been held by the Gandhi family for over 4 decades, there has been complete neglect of the places. There is a severe shortage of basic facilities like road connectivity, drinking water facility and jobs. The Gandhi’s have made it a habit to win the elections on sympathy and not on development agenda.
It was very apparent that during the last general elections, Rahul Gandhi faced a massive outrage which perturbed him on the result day. Smriti Irani is seen as a new hope for the people of Amethi since 2014. Although she lost the elections against Rahul Gandhi, she is been visiting the constituency for all developmental works and is introducing all central schemes in Amethi. This has made people believe that she must be given chance in Amethi instead of Rahul Gandhi. So it is more likely that Smriti Irani may win the Amethi elections in the upcoming 2019 general elections.
Unlike Smriti Irani, BJP had not found an appropriate candidate to field against Sonia Gandhi in Rae Bareli. But now looks like Amit Shah has found a master plan to defeat Sonia Gandhi in her constituency. According to reports, Amit Shah plans to hold a massive rally in Rae Bareli where he is likely to announce the joining of many Congress leaders to BJP.
The influential Congress MLC Dinesh Singh has already announced his decision to join the BJP. He has levelled serious charges against the ‘Gandhi Parivar’ on the eve of Shah’s visit to Rae Bareli. Dinesh Singh has also shown keen interest to contest 2019 Lok Sabha polls on the BJP ticket against Sonia Gandhi from Rae Bareli.
“The Gandhi Parivar is running the Congress party as a private limited company and personal fiefdom. There is no internal democracy and no one is allowed to raise any issue plaguing the party before the party high command. Priyanka Gandhi cheated on me. She forced me to write my resignation when I sought assembly ticket for my brother,” charged Singh, whose family is famous in Rae Bareli as ‘Panchvati Parivar’. He alleged that true Congressmen now feel suffocated under the party leadership, led by one Gandhi to another. “Many more Congress leaders would quit the party in Rae Bareli and Amethi in coming days to wipe the party out from Uttar Pradesh,” he claimed (As Reported by DNA).
The massive rally is being attended by Yogi Adityanath and many prominent leaders from BJP which is going to be a show of strength of ‘Panchvati Parivar’ against Sonia Gandhi.
Congress under Rahul Gandhi which is facing humiliation after every defeat would be much worried if Sonia Gandhi will lose the elections in her home turf. But it is important that Sonia Gandhi realizes that her days in politics are numbered and she needs to answer the people of Rae Bareli for the utter neglect and underdevelopment.