Thu, 16 Mar 2017
The Grand and decisive victory in the state of Punjab has
come like a breath of fresh air in the horizon of the Congress party. Even
in the wake of the previous state assembly election five years ago then
too the Congress was all set to have formed a government, the ruling Akali-BJP
combine used all kinds of means to steal a victory over the Congress. Instead
of using the mandate for the benefit of the people of Punjab, the ruling
combine used this opportunity for self gratification and allowed the
spread of drugs which has harmed the young generation of Punjab, in a
manner which is unforgiveable. Well-oiled machinery under the leadership of The
PCC President along with total support of the Congress Vice President Shri
Rahul Gandhi enthused the party to fight elections united and despite
efforts of the AAP party and the Akali-BJP combine gave a befitting reply
and had a resounding victory. Congress Vice President Shri Rahul Gandhi said
‘we congratulate Capt. Amrinder & his team for forming the Government
in Punjab. We are confident they will take Punjab to new heights’. The
secret of success is that the Organisation has to be clear in its intent, fight united
under the leadership of the state and the central Congress leadership and have
a positive view and faith in its own winability. There is no place in the
country where the Congress cannot defeat the fascist forces which have
raised their head strongly and are befooling people into believing that their agenda
is of development but truly it is divisive and spreads communal discord.
The lust for power drove the BJP led by Modi ji and Amit
Shah to forge unholy alliances and misuse the office of the Governor to
form Governments at Goa and Manipur. That the office of the Governor is used
as a BJP party office was seen earlier when they carried out their unholy
experiment at Arunachal Pradesh and Uttrakhand. The same has been repeated
at Goa and Manipur and the BJP leaders with a straight face give it the
stamp of legitimacy. The set principle of inviting the single largest party to first
explore the possibility of forming a government was given a go-by, by the
Governors with flimsy reasoning.
In Goa, the peoples mandate was so vehemently against the
BJP that its own chief minister lost the election. The numbers won by BJP
were very far behind the Congress that was on the verge of the half-way
mark. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said ‘it is not about how soon they
went, but with how much money the BJP went to steal the mandate of Goa and
Manipur. Our fight with the BJP is an ideological fight. What the BJP has
done in Goa & Manipur is their ideology and that is what we are
In Manipur too, the BJP that was far behind cobbled together
a majority. The members of the coalition are so diverse that there cannot
be a stable Government. In a sensitive state like Manipur in the North East
having a stable, able and experienced government is essential for the country.
The ruling BJP has won a mandate, which is clear in the states
of Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand. The Congress Vice President wasted no
time in offering his congratulations and support to the winning disposition.
But after winning a massive mandate, the BJP showed its true colors by
appointing a person whom people within their own party have called fringe.
Congress was in the fray at UP along with the Samajwadi party with whom
the Congress had formed an alliance. The calculations have not proven to
be correct and the party will certainly introspect to identify the reasons for
the loss and make sure that the loopholes are plugged for the future.
Having been out of power in UP for such a long time the Congress has to
re-strengthen its grass roots cadre.
Once again the dastardly act of Maoists took lives of 12
CRPF personnel on 11th March 2017. They were a part of a Road opening
party and were ambushed by insurgents in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. Congress
President Smt. Sonia Gandhi described it as a “dastardly and cowardly” act.
Saluting the sacrifice of the CRPF men for their “supreme sacrifices “Smt.
Gandhi said that her thoughts and prayers are with the families of CRPF
personnel. “India stands united in fight against terrorism and the
government should give a befitting reply to the forces spreading terror in
India’, she added.