Now, during this severe crisis in party seems no proper solution with high command to resolve, Telangana Congress is loosing its sheen among Telugu people. Due to less energy and lack of proper think tank, the party is virtually put on ventilator.
If you can call it that, the situation for the Congress party in the Telugu States is paradoxical. In Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, the party has nothing to lose and nothing more to gain. By giving in to the demands of its senior leadership by 2014 to announce a Reorganization of AP, more so to keep YS Jagan Mohan Reddy at bay, the Congress has suffered in both states. The party’s high command opted to enforce the state’s split while permitting theatricals to take place behind the closed doors of the Parliament since it had no taste for Jagan’s uprising.
As a result, it utterly failed to win in both States. The loss got accentuated in the 2019 elections with the Telangana Congress not only failing to beat the then Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) but also getting confined to the oblivion in the residual Andhra Pradesh.
Congress ituation in AP is understandable but why this ‘democratic upheaval’ in Telangana where the seniors have arranged themselves against their president, Revanth Reddy? Even a casual observer can dismiss it as ‘Congress culture’ because of the groups that are deliberately foisted and encouraged in the party. The Congress has slipped by a few notches in Telangana not only due to the Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s maneuvers but also due to the aggressive BJP campaigns.
The irony is that the BJP always faced the criticism that it does not have a strong leadership within the State. It is still experimenting with the available force. Yet, it managed to put up a real good show in the previous civil elections in Hyderabad as well in the by-elections. The erstwhile TRS in its present avatar of BRS fears only the BJP and not the Congress any longer as it is supremely confident that unity is a distant possibility among the Congressmen in the State.
Not being in power at both the Centre and the State, the local Congress leadership seems to have lost the appetite to counter the Chief Minister’s moves. What should be of concern to the Congress high command is the infighting among its State leadership even in the face of the transitional blues of the BRS.
The Congress is almost delivering Telangana by default to the BJP. The party is aiming to unseat Narendra Modi from power by trying its hand at everything. Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra is being touted as a success by the peddlers of secularism in the country.
These groups contend that the recent triumph in Himachal Pradesh is no fluke. Accepted. But why give in to the BJP when you may further fortify yourselves through some self-discipline? The magnificent old party has been entirely destroyed, as we have seen in Gujarat and Delhi, and its circumstance is identical to that of Andhra Pradesh. It is time for the Congress high leadership, not Rahul Gandhi, to take notice of the circumstance and make the necessary adjustments.
Despite travelling across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh as part of his yatra, Rahul Gandhi does not appear to have motivated his supporters. He only appears to be having a negative effect on Rajasthan. Ashok Gehlot, the chief minister, and Sachin Pilot, his deputy, continue to disagree on various issues, notably louder by the day. Of course, alas, that is the Congress for us! #KhabarLive #hydnews #hydlive