A day after the Congress debacle on May 23, senior celebration leaders converged to attend the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meet. The assembly changed into convened to take inventory of what precipitated the Grand Old Party’s 2nd worst defeat in its 134-yr long history (the first being brought just 5 years ago).
Before the assembly had started, reports cautioned that Congress President Rahul Gandhi had offered his resignation, which become rejected. The prospect was reportedly rejected again by using the CWC in the course of the meeting, in which Gandhi became also praised for the marketing campaign, in line with reviews.
What additionally reportedly happened throughout the assembly changed into Gandhi lashing out at senior leaders of the celebration, inclusive of newly-appointed chief ministers Kamal Nath (Madhya Pradesh) and Ashok Gehlot (Rajasthan) for placing their sons above the celebration. According to reports, Gandhi become no longer prepared to present tickets to their sons throughout the Lok Sabha polls.
Gehlot’s son Vaibhav become defeated with the aid of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Gajendra Singh Shekhawat from Jodhpur. On the opposite hand, Nath’s son Nakul received the Chhindwara constituency. Nakul proved to be an exception in an election wherein even Congress bastion Guna— which withstood the Narendra Modi ‘wave’ in 2014 to place its representative, Jyotiraditya Scindia, lower back in Parliament— become gained by using the BJP.
It became reportedly after Scindia stated local leaders want to be promoted that Gandhi had made the remark. According to observers, it might be an indication of ways things might stack up against senior party leaders within the coming days.
Stability first in Madhya Pradesh
The attention in Madhya Pradesh, in step with Congress leaders inside the country, is to stabilise the existing state government first. “We need to make sure that the country authorities is secure and solid,” a Congress leader in the nation informed Moneycontrol.
The chief delivered that within the introspection with a view to comply with, “we will need to admit that we made guarantees all through the assembly polls which were now not viable to complete earlier than the country wide elections”.
“Moreover, Scindia’s assessment that nearby leaders should be promoted desires to be taken significantly,” the chief said.
While a reshuffle of the pinnacle Congress management in the state is probably in order, the larger question that observers and birthday party people seem to be asking is what takes place to leaders like Nath and Scindia.
Scindia became defeated by former aide Krishna Pal Singh Yadav by a margin of over 1,25,549 votes in Guna. Yadav reportedly switched loyalties to the BJP because he was denied price ticket for a bypoll.
Scindia’s problems, however, do not stop there. Made the Congress in-price for Western Uttar Pradesh, the birthday party controlled to win simplest one— the own family bastion of Rae Bareli— seat within the nation.
The other stalwart who should face music in MP is CM Kamal Nath, who had presented to resign as the chief of the birthday party’s state unit. Observers country Nath could be spared, thanks to his son’s win and the instability of the state government.
Daggers out in Rajasthan?
In Rajasthan, another country wherein the Congress had fashioned a central authority after last year’s Assembly polls, reports advocate that senior kingdom leaders have spoken out against Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.
Cooperative minister Udaylal Anjana informed The Indian Express that Gehlot could have labored extra in different constituencies “had he been unfastened”.
Ramesh Chand Meena, minister for Food and Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, said there should be an “introspection” on what Gandhi has said inside the CWC assembly, and that the “defeat have to not be taken gently”.
After Congress staked claim to shape the government within the kingdom, lobbying for the CM’s put up had ensued between Gehlot and Sachin Pilot, who were surpassed the responsibility of Rajasthan earlier than the Assembly polls.
This had given upward thrust to reports of factionalism within the celebration, and observers nation that the wipe-out in Lok Sabha polls will cause more jostling among factions led via Gehlot and Pilot.
Pilot, a two-time Member of Parliament (MP) and a minister in the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, had refocused his interest to strengthening the grassroots-degree aid to the celebration and accomplishing out to the youth in city areas. This had helped the birthday celebration in the course of the state polls, but does not appear to have pondered throughout the general election.
Apart from statements made with the aid of state ministers, reports have also said that Rajasthan agriculture minister had quit after the Lok Sabha drubbing. This development, however, turned into not confirmed by way of the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO).