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Is it curtains for Rahul Gandhi and the Congress, and a turning point for the AAP?

by | Mar 10, 2022 | Elections 2022

With the poor showing of the Congress in the elections, AAP is likely to emerge as a viable alternative to the grand old party.
Rahul Gandhi

By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi, Rajesh Ahuja, Saurabh Duggal, Srinand Jha

As Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party races towards an emphatic victory in Punjab, is it curtains for Rahul Gandhi and his Congress party?

A win in Punjab for AAP is certainly going to make this a key question in the days and months to come. The momentum gathered by AAP in Punjab will definitely give a push-up to its chances in upcoming elections in Gujarat, the home state of PM Narendra Modi.

Those who belong to the centre in the political spectrum will increasingly find refuge in AAP due post its performance in Punjab. The trend would be accentuated resulting from the poor leadership of Rahul Gandhi and the Congress party’s inability to learn from mistakes.

It has happened in Delhi and will soon happen in Gujarat, where people looking for an alternative to Congress might join AAP as as it looks like a viable option. AAP also has a better organisational set-up in Haryana and when it goes to polls in 2024, it will be force to reckon with as its also home state of party supremo Arvind Kejriwal.

Delhi was always a half-state and a win in full-state like Punjab is going to add a heft in AAP’s claim to being an alternative to Congress to take on BJP at the national level as well as at state level wherever Congress is principal opposition party.

The Congress urgently needs to reorient its politics and policies as it is increasingly looking outdated in the current scenario with it regularly getting outwitted and outfoxed by BJP and PM Modi. Rahul Gandhi’s part-time leadership and political style of functioning is least suited to take on BJP and here comes Arvind Kejriwal who has managed to attract voters with his party’s performance in Delhi where at each step he has seek sanction from the centre for do something. Imagine what AAP can do in terms of governance if saddled in power in a full state like Punjab!

Definitely interesting days are ahead for AAP and Kejriwal.

Originally published in Pixstory.

Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
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Rajesh Ahuja
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Saurabh Duggal
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Srinanda Jha
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Journalist by accident, rail, travel and political buff by choice - dissenter by compulsion. Interested in policy and governance.