Congress trapped in the politics of lie, deceit and falsehood

As Congress along with a section of opposition continued to stall parliament, Rahul Gandhi’s promised ‘earthquake’ could not send any tremors across the country. In the process Congress once again became a laughing stock before the nation. If Rahul Gandhi had something to reveal why Congress refused to allow parliament to function for the entire session? And if that revelation was so shocking as to have caused an earthquake, how Congress could not make it an issue to be debated in the parliament? The revelation could have been made in media also, but it has not happened. In fact Rahul Gandhi has nothing to reveal, he wanted to divert the attention of the nation from the real issues. The real issue of huge black money generated under the patronage of Congress rule, the massive scams through which public money was looted and plundered and the system of parallel economy created and nurtured by vested interests and the system so painstakingly built by successive Congress regimes are badly haunting Congress these days. The kind of public support which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is getting on the issue of demonetization is giving sleepless nights to Congress and its cohorts. Rahul Gandhi wants to reassure them that Congress and its leadership is still capable of protecting their vested interests.

The kind of public support which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is getting on the issue of demonetization is giving sleepless nights to Congress and its cohorts. Rahul Gandhi wants to reassure them that Congress and its leadership is still capable of protecting their vested interests.

Rahul Gandhi is causing major embarrassments to Congress every now and them. His repeated resort to wild and baseless allegations has made his party run for cover. In place of building a credible and responsible opposition he is bent upon causing irreversible damage to Congress. It’s high time that he should realize that the politics of lie, deceit and falsehood cannot retrieve the Congress fortunes. Such politics only exposes the kind of frustration which has taken Congress and its leadership in its grip. In a bid to desperately evade the responsibility as an opposition, Congress is trying to create false narratives to mislead the nation. But the nation is aware of the kind of politics the Congress has been playing with the people who have been punishing the Congress more and more. If the results of the local bodies elections in Maharasthra, Gujarat, Rajasthan and now Chandigarh are any indication, Congress should focus on soul searching exercise and apologize for all the misdeeds it has committed during its rules. In place of cleansing the Congress of corrupt culture, the recent attempts by its leadership to defend the interests of the scamsters, corrupt, black marketeers and money launderers has further exposed its real character.

In a democracy the fate of any political party is decided by the people. The support of the people comes with the credibility enjoyed by the party and its leadership. BJP and its leadership have built its credibility through testing times of hard work, ideological commitment and persistent efforts. Unlike Congress the BJP leadership is not built on the basis of family loyalties and dynastic politics. BJP leadership represents proven track records in ideological praxis, value based politics, national commitment, dedication towards governance and development. If leadership of a political party rests on the fate of dynasty then results are akin to the plight of the Congress. The situation in which Congress finds itself is compounded by its inability to shake off the albatross of dynasty which is tied around its neck. It’s bound to face embarrassment after embarrassment and more particularly at a time when a leader like Prime Minister Narendra Modi has risen from the rank and file of a political party to lead the nation. Congress faith in the politics of lie, deceit and falsehood continues to entrap it in the vicious stranglehold of defeat and decline.

shivshakti@kamalsandesh.org