Congress shielding Rahul over possible debacle

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  1. Ray

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    Congress shielding Rahul over possible debacle

    Fearing defeat, party says no one individual can be held responsible

    New Delhi: Fearing its worst ever electoral debacle, the incumbent ruling Congress party is ready with the plan to deflect fire from Rahul Gandhi, who headed the party’s campaign in the just concluded general elections.

    Officially the party still reiterates that it is confident of forming the government for the third consecutive term after results are declared on Friday while rejecting exit poll results which have predicted doom for the party. However, privately party leaders have started bracing for the looming reality that it is going to suffer a massive defeat in line with its poor performance in December state assembly polls in five states.

    The strategy is to insulate its vice-president Rahul Gandhi from any criticism and blame the party government, which has been mired a series of corruption charges, for the debacle.

    The second line of defence is to save Rahul, son of party chief Sonia Gandhi, on the name of collective responsibility.
    “Rahul is not in the government. He is Congress [party] vice-president, number two after Sonia Gandhi.
    The result will be a collective responsibility of all the leaders,” party spokesperson Shekeel Ahmed said.


    Senior minister Kamal Nath also reiterated almost the same lines yesterday saying, “Results will be based on the government’s performance and Rahul Gandhi is not a part of the government.”

    Many suspect that in their bid to save scion of the elite Gandhi-Nehru family, the party may make the outgoing prime minister Manmohan Singh the fall guy. Singh had announced in January this year that he would not be in contention for a third term.

    The party ducked the popular demand to name Rahul Gandhi as its prime ministerial candidate though there never was any doubt that in the event of the Congress party-led United Progressive Alliance emerging winners Rahul, 43, would be its choice to become the next prime minister.


    The arch-rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which is poised to dethrone the Congress party from power took a jibe at the pre-emptive move to save Rahul Gandhi. “The mantra in the Congress party is to blame others in case of something goes bad while giving all the credit to the Congress president and vice-president. Therefore, the prime minister and others will be blamed,” BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said.
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    I find the following statements hilarious, vacuous and deceit charged, apart from fooling themselves.

    1. “Rahul is not in the government. He is Congress [party] vice-president, number two after Sonia Gandhi"

    2. “Results will be based on the government’s performance and Rahul Gandhi is not a part of the government."

    Not in Govt? Of course, political parties are not in Govt, even if they form the Govt.

    But it is also a truism that the Govt does not fight elections, whereas political parties do.

    And so if a political party is defeated, nay drubbed, how is the Govt to involved?

    Am I to understand that the Govt was in the election as a political party against other political parties or was it the Congress which was in the fray?

    I am horrified to find such insincere, wooden, vacuous, disingenuous and shamefully disgusting excuses being trotted out by those who one would think to have had some education beyond the high school and the patshala level. Or are the examples to indicate that degrees are available on sale for a price.

    And to imagine that these halfwit and blockheads were being entrusted by the nation to chart the Nation's destiny - people who live in denial, eyes closed in a disconnected drowse and punch drunk solely in the quest for pelf and power.

    And to add insult to injury, these men of feigned and self anointed political standing, not worth their weight in morality and intellectual honesty, have the temerity to imagine that the citizens of India are totally stupid and are incapable of realising the insincere and disgraceful lowdown sycophancy that these lotus eating Congresswallahs who are but a brigade of flunkies of the Family Gandhi exercise in shielding the Gandhis from facing upto their responsibilities.

    Sonia Gandhi used Manmohan and dropped him like a used and soiled tissue while projecting herself as Madam Clean and now both the Mother and Son are egging the flunkies to build a firewall around them.

    Sadly for the Mother, Baru and Maira has exposed Sonia's chicanery.

    Rahul's turn will also come.



    I find merits in this argument - “The mantra in the Congress party is to blame others in case of something goes bad while giving all the credit to the Congress president and vice-president. Therefore, the prime minister and others will be blamed,”
     
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  3. pkroyal

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    Till the time BJP attacks Rahul's leadership Congress will gang up & put up a united front.

    Let them ( Congress) boil in their own juices and develop cracks from within, this fire walling by the old guard will not last long.

    Rahul is existing in a vacuum , nature abhors vacuum,

    Sooner or later some young Turk will take him on, within the Congress, & show him the door.
     
  4. Vishwarupa

    Vishwarupa Senior Member Senior Member

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    What wrong has Rahul & sonia done? :laugh::rofl:

    Congress is in this situation because of Narendra Modi, Manmohan & RSS:laugh::laugh:
     
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