Post Mortem

Post election scenario

By Nagaland Post | Publish Date: 5/27/2019 12:13:16 PM IST

 The din and dust kicked up by the general election have settled down, and the winners and losers have also retired to their places to resume their daily chores. And in the post election scenario, sadness and sobbing came to grip the minds of the losers. But for Rahul, a prime ministerial candidate for the election has had a mixed response from the people. In Amethi and in Wayanad where Rahul sought the people’s mandate, there was a mixed response from the people. While Amethi gave him bricks, Wayanad gave him bouquets. He won with a record lead of 431,770 votes over his nearest rival, CPI’s P.P Suneer.

Rahul Gandhi was not the only Congress heavyweight who faced defeat on Thursday. Stunning political pundits, Pragya Singh Thakur, who is out on bail and facing trial in the Samjahutta train blast case, trounced Congress’ Digvijay Singh from Bhopal and KP Yadav beat the other top Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia from Guna Lok Sabha constituency.

Licking the severe wounds inflicted by the poll debacle, Rahul has even readied to step down from the Congress’ president position owning up responsibility of the Congress debacle. As a motivating man, he said that the Congress would continue to serve people without compromising on its ideological stand. Rahul is very apprehensive of the BJP’s Hindutva policy as this policy has oriented the majority of the Hindus and consolidated them as a strong platform to give strength to the BJP party. The think-tank and the mastermind behind the landslide victory of the BJP, Amit Shah has done a tremendous job for the BJP.

But in the south the BJP’s plan and the ploy fell-flat except in Karnataka and so the buoyant mood and enthusiasm of the party leaders fizzled out. And in Kerala too, it has not yet been able to open an account, which is an eye-opener for the BJP. For the BJP party in Kerala, it was the most favorable situation and even at this most favorable situation, the BJP could not translate this favorable situation into winning a single seat for the Lok Sabha. As Kerala is the most literate and politically conscious state, the BJP leadership has to study why Kerala has refused to swallow the bait of the BJP party though all other states at least gave some seats to the BJP.

T K Nandanan, Kochi

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