Congress Party facing leadership crisis over Rahul Gandhi's reluctance

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    India's Congress Party facing leadership crisis over Rahul Gandhi's reluctance

    India's ruling Congress Party is facing a leadership crisis over the reluctance of Rahul Gandhi to take on a more important role ahead of elections.

     
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    shameless congress!!!!! why the heck can they not look for other experienced leaders (well there seems to be a dearth of that too) for leadership!! I for one, consider myself a free citizen of a democracy, and then I see the foremost political party is hell bent on converting it to a dynastic pseudo monarchy!

    BBC - Soutik Biswas's India: Is India sliding into a hereditary monarchy?

    Every MP in the Lok Sabha or the lower house of the Indian parliament under the age of 30 had inherited a seat.
    More than two thirds of the 66 MPs aged 40 or under are hereditary MPs.
    Every Congress MP under the age of 35 was a hereditary MP.
    Nearly 40% of the 66 ministers who are members of the Lok Sabha were hereditary members.
    Nearly 70% of the women MPs have family connections.

    This sort of power concentration in a selective hereditary group will be doom for common people. As a matter of fact already proving to be doom. Scams after scams!

    Sometimes it is very hard to feel proud being an Indian.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    The Congress Party is wasting its time to boost a non entity and a total moribund.

    Time to reinvent itself!
     
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    Mr zardari and miss Gandhi new leaders of congress

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    Can't you see Indira Gandhi in her

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    This part seems to be an accurate assessment

     
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    In todays politics Charisma will not work.Priyanka extensively campaigned in Rae Bareli during assembly elections but they did not win any assembly seats there
     
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    Time has long past for the congress to move away and be independent of the Gandhis. At least they can be a case of "der aaye, durust aaye". When we can have PVNR from Congress doing wonders, we sure can have others from the Congress who can do wonders. Heck, if the Gandhis were not there, MMS would have done wonders.

    Jaago Congress Jaago!!
     
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    Re: Congress Party facing leadership crisis over Rahul Gandhi's reluct

    Digvijay Singh is really proving to be a Joker with his ridiculous thoughts by the day, or should we think that he a Court Jester, jesting in a mindless manner to please the Dowager Queen and Prince Charming?

    It is amusing that he stops short of calling Rahul Gandhi's leadership as the epitome of imbecilic actions and clichéd rantings in the guise of leadership. What is his 'Urging Rahul Gandhi to be more “hands-on” since “I don’t think he is now, not totally” to mean? Reminds me of the nursery rhyme - Half and Half, the tall giraffe, came to the circus for fun!

    The Congress was a cadre based party and so when did that vanish is what Diggu should contemplate rather than hope to make it a cadre based party and lament that the BJP has the RSS. Even the nascent AAP has a dedicated cadre operating for it. The plain truth that Diggu should understand that the power had gone to the head of the so called 'leaders' and the 'foot soldiers' have become footnote to the leader's power punch drunk stupor and so the same old foot soldier have left and gone.

    Of course, the congress should 'restrategise'. But then where is the brains left to do so? Is to be done by Mani Shakar Aiyer, Diggu and their ilk? He himself has said that 'Even Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and the underprivileged have moved into the middle class mindset. So, we have to reorient our policies, our organisational structure'. So, are these people going to buy the populism slogans and scheme (that don't work, since they have never been sincerely implemented) that the Congress is so adept in churning out at election time? Where has India achieved Garibi Hatao or got 'Roti, Kapda aur Makan or seen the Congress sincerely work for the Aam Admi'? Inspite of all these populist slogans and schemes, we remain static in our abject disgusting situation. The so called Old Guard of the Congress like Micky Mani Shankar and Diggu are too steeped in the Nehruvian ideas, populism and downright thuggery & vote bank politics to 'restrategise'. All they can do is put the old wine in a new bottle and be cosmetic and which will be roundly rejected again.

    Diggu is jesting when he says 'Mr Rahul Gandhi is a very intense person, a voracious reader who you can talk to, at length, on any issue.'

    Intense person? Yes. He is intensity can be seen with his fascination for Europe and his vanishing from the scene of action whether it be Amethi election time (journalist Saba stated on TV that during the elections when he was standing for Amethi, she found him gorging at a Delhi Chinese restaurant). He also vanished to Vizag and AP when the Congress was getting drubbed at the hustings in Maharastra and Haryana, when the cadre required to be given a morale boost.

    And he is a voracious reader? Of comic books? Maybe. He has no glimpse of any profundity with quotes from the literary scene during his discourses, lectures or TV appearances. Maybe Diggu found him fund of knowledge when Rahul was teaching him about Mother Goose and why Humpty Dumpty fell down and all the Kings Horses and all the Kings men could not put Humpty Dumpty together again!

    And Rahul can talk about at length on any issue? Really? What happened to him when he was being interviewed by Arnab Goswami? He came out as a dumb Joe primed to be robotic in thought and like a broken down microgroove vinyl record that was there before the CDs came into existence. Diggu, any more wisecracks to peddle?

    What this all about - 'He has gone through a lot of trauma at a formative phase (his grandmother and father were assassinated)'? Is he the only one who is traumatised by death and that too unnatural deaths? There are many soldiers and officers whose fathers have died in unnatural circumstances - war! Yet, they have soldiered on and led without asking for any quarter with a sob story. Or is Diggu wanting to say tongue in cheek that Rahul is a softy and not really leadership material under stress?

    Diggu, not 'Almost everyone in the country is waiting for the leadership to draw up a roadmap and tell the cadres what to do. All are prepared to fight it out.” Not even in the Congress party is waiting for Rahul to lead. There is the clarion cry to bring Priyanka in, Vadra baggage and all, and she is still not part of the 'leadership'. Who are you kidding, Diggu?

    Yes, 'The Congress had become a moving train which anyone could get on and jump off later'. That is because you have no ideology to speak about. You can't crank as that spokesman Kesavan does and comes out as a fool, about exhorting all to remember Congress' contribution to the freedom struggle. God, man, India has moved on and the GenX has no idea about the Freedom Sruggle beyond what Romila Thapar, the left wing Congress acolyte has said. And what is more GenX is more intelligent. They realise that many of those in the Freedom Struggle quit congress and went elsewhere. Further, the GenX want to know what the Congress has done and doing to make the Freedom Struggle worth the while and make India a truly developed country and with jobs for all.

    On not communicating with the masses, don't blame Manmohan alone and say that Sonia and Rahul compensated. Yes they spoke. But they were in today's India spewing and spouting antediluvian claptrap without realising that India has moved on and can no longer be taken to be the sheep as was before.

    2G, Coal, CWD and so many other scams were not lost because of perception. It was lost because it was reality. Who says the Congress did not firefight? Kapil Sibal, Singhvi, Manish Tiwari, Chidambaram and many others did not bat for the Congress to salvage the Congress party's woes caused by the scams that were ever so real? Did they not, even as congress spokesmen, defend the 'private citizen' Rib Vadra? Why, they went even beyond the realms of the Congress Party. They are true foot soldiers, not only of the Congress, but also of the Dowager Queen who has descendant from the Olive and Wine country and which has given the world the pizza!

    If today there are 80 MLAs in the UP assembly who are ex-Congressmen. who is to blame? Do rats abandon a running and serviceable ship? Think it over, Diggu, before you make yourself more ridiculous.
     
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    Re: Congress Party facing leadership crisis over Rahul Gandhi's reluct

    Well i think rahul has this thinking that whenever Congress comes to power next time he would become PM by default so why waste energy.He is just waiting for BJP to make mistakes

    They indeed have started from Maharashtra
     
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    Re: Congress Party facing leadership crisis over Rahul Gandhi's reluct

    It is correct that opinions on and tutorials for Rahul Gandhi coming thick and fast from all and sundry to include heavyweights does indicate that the Congress Party's ignominious rout at the hustings, both national and regional, has created total despair, disorganisation, confusion and chaos. The Party is at sixes and sevens.

    The rubric resuscitate the Congress Party is to overhaul the leadership from the tired and pathetic and servile allegiance to the Nehru Gandhi dynasty, pass the baton to a leader who is dynamic, who is robust in action and can think independently, and allow local leaders to grow and nurture whatever be the NEW Congress ideology that should be beyond the clichéd Nehruvian claptrap and Indira Gandhi's populist impossible slogans that ended up appearing insincere.
     

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