While leaders fight over Kejriwal, Congress may be working as per a well-crafted strategy to form govt in 2024: Here is how
| Nupur J Sharma On February 17, 2020 |
It is thus not unthinkable that this praise that Congress is showering on AAP does not only stem from the fact that AAP managed to defeat BJP but also to ensure that Arvind Kejriwal remains a loyal foot soldier and doesn’t forget the ‘sacrifice’ made by Congress in 2024.
With the Congress party losing its ideological purity more and more with each passing day, and its leader being Rahul Gandhi who is bound to lose in a personality contest between him and Narendra Modi, Congress seems to be making political deposits that will be encashed when it is time to stitch an alliance at the centre.
What remains to be seen now is how BJP, led by PM Modi and Amit Shah would counter this inevitable strategy that seems to be taking shape.
If congress is working on this strategy, It is one of danger and full of pitfall.
Politicians are not famous for remembering favors least of all AK. Why would AK accept or believe that congress lost the match by not participating and not believe in the myth that he is the Superman of Delhi who alone can take on Modi Ji.
What makes congress think that AK will offer a zero-party, 3 seats in next GE unless congress relents on offering half the seats to AAP in Punjab. On top in Delhi, Congress at best can recover its migrated vote back post alliance but AAP supporters will not shift en-mass to congress.
My take is that regional parties are taking congress on a ride and slowly cannibalizing its dedicated vote bank.