‘Congress-Mukt Bharat’ was a tagline emerged and successfully pulled the attention at the height of the Modi campaign. Survived the longest, it attracted lot of views and opinions. The meaning is way more than these three words.
Beyond the combat between the BJP and Congress, it becomes the effective analytical construct to apprehend the Indian political scene. In this context, Congress should not be seen in the narrow confines but what is sought to defines it as an entity that was the centre of authority for really long six decades. In literal meaning, it’s not what the Congress party is, but all it has represented so far.
Sloganeering apart, the real idea remains to build a new axis of power which replaces the previous. For this, there must be a desired mix of policies and politics. That’s the point where the political parties are able to sink their differences.
But the Congress seems in no mind to work on their ideologies to mend their ways of politicking. For instance, the opposition party feels that Rahul Gandhi’s visit to JNU was a political stunt with a view to cement its new centrist image, a sign which is largely belonged to the Congress.
For Congress, it’s a battle for existence. Despite the aim to win elections, Congress has much more at stake in the forthcoming state elections than other parties. In Assam, Kerala and Punjab, where it’s an incumbent, prove to be really tough choice. It has already lost in Arunachal Pradesh due to bad management and plans.
The dripping count means that the Congress, may be experiencing a complete wipe-out in the nation over the next years. The last time in Mandal-Kamandal politics, it was the Congress which was totally eroded from the base.
Congress-Mukt Bharat abhiyan would definitely bring a new wave of cheer and development around. The party is been constantly accused for playing anti-national games. Its leaders are seen in different anti-India meets or events. Recent JNU incident is the prime example. Even in Punjab, many anti-religion events occurred in recent time, which have been caused by the ill-will of Congress party. It is here to win at any stake. It can go beyond measures to reach out the vote bank. The party doesn’t give a damn to the right or wrong. All it aims to win the state elections and get in the power again.