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For the first time since Independence, Congress party will contest only in 250 seats in 2019 Lok Sabha Elections? What is this new master plan of Rahul Gandhi?

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In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, BJP would secure 300+ seats without any difficulty due the Prime Minister Modi’s governance, since he took oath as India’s Pradhan Sevak in 2014; and the NDA might even touch the 400 seat mark.

But there is a new twist in the game. The bunch of opposition parties that includes UPA and even non-UPA parties have combined due to the fear of Modi wave. These parties who are ready to even dump their ideologies and ready to embrace a foreign ideology, have decided to fight together against the mighty Modi wave.

What is the strategy adopted by the Congress party for the first time since Independence?

To check mate PM Modi in 2019, the Congress has formulated a strategy. The Congress party is expected to contest the crucial general elections in 250 seats – the lowest since Independence, said the
sources.

There is a lot of circus going on from the Congress party to club all the political parties under the name ‘grand alliance’ or ‘mahagathbandhan’. While Congress is planning to portray Rahul Gandhi as its Prime Ministerial candidate, the other leaders from the grand alliance are planning to portray themselves as PM candidate. Few among them are Mamata Banerjee, Chandrababu Naidu and Akhilesh Yadav.

“The Rahul Gandhi-led party is believed to have prepared a blueprint on seat-sharing with other political parties for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The AK Antony-led committee, which has been tasked to prepare the roadmap for the 2019 elections, has sought feedback from the district and state committees of Congress on people’s expectations and challenges facing the party” stated the report of Zee News.

The report also said, “The committee will finalise the 2019 plan only after holding wider consultations with party’s district, state and national office bearers and, eventually, party chief Rahul Gandhi”.

Why the Congress party is planning to fight the 2019 Lok Sabha elections only in 250 seats?

  • The reason for this is none other than the Congress President Rahul Gandhi. Yes, it is because Rahul Gandhi has weakened his party further and the Congress has no other option than joining hands with regional parties.
  • The implications of this might be adverse and Congress knows this very well. Like that of Karnataka, the Congress has to share its portfolios also, if in case it comes to power.
  • There is one and only leader in India who is accepted by all parts of the nation and it is PM Modi. And the opposition has failed to carve even a single leader, while BJP has succeeded in grooming Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath as Mr Modi’s succeeder.
  • Now coming to the point why Congress has decided to get satisfied for only 250 seats, is because of the lack of unity in the “mahagathbandhan”.
  • Yes, at one end BSP’s Mayawati is asking more seat share in the upcoming assembly elections, SP’s Akhilesh Yadav is planning to go solo in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. If this rift widens, then BJP under PM Modi will tremendously increase its seat share when compared to 2014.
  • So with no other option, Rahul Gandhi’s Congress has decided to reduce the seat share so that there won’t be any conflicts within the “mahagathbandhan”.

But the recent development has showed that even though the 2019 Lok Sabha elections are difficult to PM Modi, yet he has an upper hand over his rivals.


Hansika Raj

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