Will the “Grand Alliance” that aims at defeating PM Modi collapse even before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections?

The Congress party and their alliance have shamelessly accepted that there is no way to defeat PM Modi in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, yet they want to give a try by using a tantrum called “grand alliance”.

The Congress party led by Rahul Gandhi knows that his party would not even secure 44 seats, like the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, in the next Lok Sabha elections looking at the strong presence of PM Modi’s developmental waves throughout India. Even though the Congress party packed, re-packed and re-launched Rahul Gandhi several times a year, he failed to give even a slight jolt to the mighty Modi government.

That’s why the last hope for Rahul Gandhi to win the 2019 Lok Sabha election is by boarding the ship called “Grand Alliance”. But looking at the recent developments, political analysts have started to speculate that the grand alliance could collapse even before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Why the grand alliance will collapse: Reason 1

There are several reasons to say so. Firstly, the partners in the grand alliance are not ready to nominate Rahul Gandhi as their Prime Ministerial candidate. That’s because even though Rahul Gandhi is 48 years old, he lacks maturity.

He doesn’t know “what to do, when to do, how to do” in the political arena. The parties in the grand alliance strongly believe that there could be more damage than benefit if Rahul Gandhi is projected as their Prime Ministerial candidate.

Why grand alliance will collapse: Reason 2

Forget convincing the people to vote against Prime Minister Modi, the Congress president Rahul Gandhi has failed keep the parties in the grand alliance together. Now the main weapon of Rahul Gandhi is to promote his lies about the “Rafale Deal”. He is trying hard to project that a scam took place in the Rafale Deal even though the French President clarified that there was no scam in the deal.

Though the Modi government had exposed Rahul Gandhi’s lies several times, but a person who is said to play a key role in the grand allaince, NCP chief Sharad Pawar nailed the lies of Rahul Gandhi. He said that “I don’t think people have doubts about Modi’s intentions personally”. This statement was a tight slap on the face of Rahul Gandhi who tried to cry foul over the deal.

Not just this, days ago BSP supremo Mayawati had decided to dump the grand alliance in the assembly elections. She 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”.

Soon after BSP’s Mayawati’s move, eight more parties namely SP, CPM, CPI, Bahujan Sangharsh Dal, Gondwana Gantantra Party, Rashtriya Samanta Dal, Prajatantrik Samadhan Party and Loktantrik Janata Dal planned of creating their own alliance for the upcoming assembly elections.

These moves have indicated that Rahul Gandhi’s dream will be a dream and never become a reality as the cracks in the grand alliance will widen and eventually destroy the it prior to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

And, it won’t be a surprise if the BJP crosses 300 seats on its own.

Hansika Raj