Congress scorched by BJP’s massive wins

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  1. A chauhan

    A chauhan "अहिंसा परमो धर्मः धर्म हिंसा तथैव च: l" Senior Member

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    Congress scorched by BJP’s massive wins
    December 9, 2013 01:45 IST

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    BJP storms to power in Rajasthan; retains Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh; AAP makes dramatic debut in Delhi

    The BJP has swept Rajasthan, and retained Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. In Delhi it emerged as the single largest party, five short of a clear majority. Here, Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) made a stunning debut, winning 28 seats, marking the end of 15 years of uninterrupted Congress rule in the national capital.

    Government-formation in the three bigger States — Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh — looks smooth. Delhi, with a hung Assembly, faces uncertainty: the BJP said that unless it can secure a majority “in the natural process”, it would prefer to sit in the opposition.

    An exhausted Sheila Dikshit, put in her papers as Chief Minister after losing the battle for Delhi and her own New Delhi seat to Mr, Kejriwal, but for the BJP’s chief ministerial candidate, Harsh Vardhan, it might turn out to be a bit of a wait.

    As a stunned Congress faced a 0-4 rout in this round of Assembly elections, party president Sonia Gandhi accepted the result “with humility”, prescribing “deep introspection” for the party. Party vice-president Rahul Gandhi acknowledged the significance of the AAP’s electoral entry, saying, “The Aam Aadmi Party involved a lot of non-traditional people and we will learn from that...and will better it in a way you cannot imagine.” :)rofl:)

    BJP president Rajnath Singh said the result was an emphatic rejection of the Congress, while some of his party colleagues spoke of the need for some “chintan” as well: party spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy conceded that the rise of the AAP was a matter of concern for both the BJP and the Congress. “Regional parties are setting the national agenda. This is what happened in Delhi. A great churning is taking place,” he said.

    Rajasthan’s next Chief Minister is the BJP’s Vasundhara Raje. After a nine- month-long campaign, she led her party to a landslide victory, ousting the Congress’s Ashok Gehlot from power: the BJP won 162 of the 200 seats in the Assembly. In Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan will be Chief Minister for a third term, having ensured that his party outdid its performance in 2008, winning 166 of the 230 seats.

    In Chhattisgarh, on the other hand, the trends see-sawed all through the day. But in the end, the BJP won 49 seats, nine ahead of the Congress, ensuring a third consecutive triumph for chief minister Raman Singh.

    As BJP workers erupted into celebrations at its party headquarters in the national capital, there was an air of despondency at the Congress office. Only party general secretary Janardan Dwivedi provided a realistic analysis for the party’s defeat, till Ms. Gandhi arrived, accompanied by several top leaders, to acknowledge that the party would have to rethink its strategy ahead of next year’s general elections. At the AAP’s office, ecstatic party workers danced, waving their brooms – the party’s evocative symbol – in the air.

    Looking to 2014

    For the BJP, energised by three outright triumphs in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, and its emergence at the head of the table in Delhi,it is time to look ahead to 2014 — the stage for which has been set by the “semi-final” of the Assembly polls. The BJP, under its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, is likely to go all out and corner the UPA government on a number of issues in the ongoing winter session of Parliament.

    For the Congress, facing one of its worst routs in recent years, it is back to the drawing board. The emergence of the AAP on the electoral scene has shown that there is space for an alternative non-Congress, non-BJP political outfit. “If the BJP and the Congress do not transform themselves, they will be voted out by the people who are tired of corruption and poor governance,” said Mr. Kejriwal, describing Delhi’s poll outcome as a “historic mandate.”

    Congress scorched by BJP’s massive wins - The Hindu

    Who will win the 2014 LS elections ? should a poll be added?
     
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    Mani Shankar Aiyar predicts defeat for Congress in general election
    Reuters | Dec 10, 2013, 05.08 PM IST

    NEW DELHI: Disarray within the Congress party has came out into the open after its stunning defeat in the assembly elections.

    Senior party leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Tuesday predicted defeat for the party in the general election due next year.

    Aiyar said the party needed time in opposition to reinvent itself.

    "Who can be even half-way realistic and expect the Congress to return to power?" Aiyar told Reuters.

    Aiyar's remarks follow a disastrous showing for the Congress party in elections held in three big states and national capital Delhi.

    On Monday, Sharad Pawar, a key UPA ally, had hit out at the Congress saying the results of the state polls amounted to a rejection of "weak rulers".

    "People do not want weak rulers. They want decisive and result-oriented leaders who will formulate policies for (the) poor and implement them," ," National Congress Party leader Sharad Pawar said, according to reports. "

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been widely criticized for the government's policy drift and a sharp economic slowdown, and for allowing corruption to spin out of control since he was appointed to a second term in 2009.

    Adding to the Congress party's troubles, half a dozen of its own lawmakers have called for a parliamentary motion of no-confidence over a decision to divide Andhra Pradesh.

    If at least 50 members of the Lok Sabha back their demand, the stage would be set for a trial of strength in which Congress would need the support of several parties to survive.

    "Aiyar's opinion was personal and not the party's view," said Congress spokesman Bhakta Charan Das.

    He, however, agreed there was a need to analyze what went wrong.

    "The party will definitely introspect and we must come out with a very good approach to revitalise ourselves," he said.

    The BJP was the clear winner in three states in which assembly elections were held.

    The party has been boosted by the energetic campaigning of Narendra Modi.

    Also the voter fatigue with Congress after years of spectacular corruption scandals and stubborn inflation is helping the main opposition party.

    Mani Shankar Iyer reminds me of a rat trying to escape a sinking ship................. @Ray sir...............
     
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    You can make that comment if he has jumped out of congress and joined some other party. Here he is very much within the party and being honest. He does not deserve to be called a Rat. Definitely not for this.
     
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    he is not a rat but a deshdrohi.He collected funds in UK to support Chinese army in taking over India in 1962.
     
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    A chauhan "अहिंसा परमो धर्मः धर्म हिंसा तथैव च: l" Senior Member

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    2014 is just six months away, Congressis are realizing that luscious bills and decisions are not going to work from now on, people have started to understand the kind of politics Congress do just before elections. More rats will jump off the sinking ship, lets wait and watch.

    As reported by Dainik Bhaskar, it was amazing to see that the seats where Rahul Gandhi rallied, witnessed shamefull loss for Congress. He rallied in 4 states for 11 days with 17 rallies for 110 seats out of which Congress already owned 50 seats, but after his rallies Congress dramatically lost 25 seats, and now they have just 25 seats :rofl: he not only failed to add more seats to the existing 50, but he lost 25 seats of them :rofl: while Modi has benefitted his party with atleast 10-15% seats.
     
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    A chauhan "अहिंसा परमो धर्मः धर्म हिंसा तथैव च: l" Senior Member

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    Satyavrata Chaturvedi :- "Madhya Pradesh me Digvijay Singh ne Harwa diya" :lol:
     
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    Really??? Never knew. I have heard of communist party being pro China during 1962 war though.
     
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    A chauhan "अहिंसा परमो धर्मः धर्म हिंसा तथैव च: l" Senior Member

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    It deserves a separate thread :-

    MP Cong leader blames ‘conspirator’ Digvijaya

    Milind Ghatwai : Bhopal, Tue Dec 10 2013, 21:16 hrs

    In more trouble for the Congress, senior state party leader Satyavrat Chaturvedi on Tuesday described AICC general secretary Digvijaya Singh as a "big conspirator" and blamed him for the party's defeat in Madhya Pradesh.

    "People were apprehensive that acting at Digvijaya Singh's behest, someone would push Jyotiraditya Scindia behind and usurp the chief minister's chair. He (Singh) is a big conspirator,'' the Rajya Sabha MP and regional satrap was quoted as saying by a local daily.

    When contacted, he confirmed his comments. "I have said what I had to say," he said, adding that it was a complete failure of the party organisation.

    Singh could not be contacted."Scindia's projection was half-hearted, that too just a month-and-a-half before the elections. The outcome would have been different if Scindia had been projected as an alternative to Shivraj Singh Chouhan six months before polls. Instead (Congress) leaders were busy in factionalism,'' he said, blaming late decision-making and delayed ticket distribution as the other reasons for the debacle.

    Asked if the party high command should also be held responsible, Chaturvedi declined to comment. In the past, Chaturvedi has been vocal about Scindia being made the chief ministerial candidate, or at least the campaign committee chief.

    While PCC chief Kantilal Bhuria did not agree with Chaturvedi, vice-president Rameshwar Nikhra said it had become a fashion for some Congress leaders and workers to blame Singh for everything.

    The party's minority cell chief Mohammed Salim said minority candidates were fielded from constituencies where the share of minority votes was not decisive. Of the five Muslim candidates who contested on Congress tickets, only Arif Aqueel won from Bhopal (North).

    MP Cong leader blames ‘conspirator’ Digvijaya - Indian Express

    :lol:
     
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    Instead of cursing RaGa, we should appreciate his work it seems. RaGa is the best thing which has happened for India recently ;)
     
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    Those bastards are still the same. Talk to any communist, he will say Army is a big waste of money. They are like flesh eating parasites of India eating from the inside
     
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    Mani Shankar Iyer is a fool.

    He does not have to predict.

    If he had walked the streets all over India, the writing was on the wall.

    Sycophants of the Congress were the only one who pulled wool over their eyes and tried to do the same on TV Debates.

    The thundering drubbing, seems to have given some of them hindsight!
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    You bet it.

    Rats and he is a mice that fleet of foot that changes direction as fast as the wind!
     
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