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Will Priyanka help the Congress to grab power?

Aam Aadmi Party member Kumar Vishwas stated about Congress that the party has failed the people of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, and that Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi never raised the problems of his constituency in parliament even once. Vishwas gave very interesting speech and delivered his concern very articulately. Though I am not a supporter of Congress or AAP, I would be happy if Vishwas loses the election. Firstly, Kumar Vishwas is neither a progressive intellectual nor a seasoned politician. He is just an educated version of other comedians. A light comedian-poet, who can entertain people and make them laugh, this skill gathered him votes but when it comes to run the country, I really doubt his credentials. I would love to hear his jokes, but running the country is not a “joke”. Secondly, Rahul is not such a bad politician. He seems to be more honest than most politicians. So, in this particular case, I will side with Rahul. He is born in such a family whose members are ruling this nation for years, and people are voting for their party. I am conclusive about these “celebrity” politicians, because they are bad representatives. Take all the actor politicians; most of them do nothing for the nation or its people. And this one will also be no different. AAP should change the decision to place Dr Kumar Vishwas. I am not a supporter of Congress. Understand that the weight of a large organisation such as Congress is heavy for Rahul Gandhi; He was largely responsible for the recent debacles. When most people complain about the dynastic rule, the defence from Congress is very weak. We don’t want Congress to disappear. We need healthy opposition for a healthy democracy.

Looking at adverse situations and anti-congress waves, Priyanka Vadra is the face behind the successful Congress election campaigns. Her popularity among the masses can be a boon in the upcoming election for Congress party. She resembles Indira, and Indira Gandhi supporters till date are very much loyal, they vote for hand irrespective of who so ever is the candidate. When Priyanka goes for campaigning, she brings those nostalgic moments to the forefront. Priyanka Gandhi has been managing Congress campaigns for a long time now. She is an active member of Congress party .Wherein her support might not be on the full frontal level, it certainly is a major force behind the electoral campaigns. Like Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi belongs a fully Political family; her grandmother, father were in politics and mother also too. She knows well about politics. She has visited Raebareli and Amethi often; she knows to speak in Hindi, she knows how to connect to people.

If we were to compare Nehru or his father Motilal with the current crop of politicians, how many of them have disposed off their ancestral property for the national cause? Coming to the present generation of Rahul and Priyanka, how many other current politicians have lost their dear father for the nation? Remember, Rajiv was killed for a decision he took as the PM. How many will sacrifice their fathers even if they were offered all the power or fame Rahul or Priyanka has? And, remember Sonia had kept away from politics after her husband’s assassination. We say we should honour our security personnel and their families, who lose their lives in action. Can’t we at least stop abusing the Nehru family which has suffered such tragedies repeatedly? Every tom and harry stands up and attacks the family with utmost filthy language. Who gave them the authority? Let people of this country take a call and decide whom they want in power. Irony is that today politics has become negative, we all want party to win on negative agenda but not on merits.

Congress has to win the election on the basis of past performance and its plan for future growth.Being a member of an important political family does not entail all the members of the family to rule the country. Who is the important family member should be decided by the people. The induction of Priyanka is a desperate bid of the Congress to somehow win the elections, as Rahul has proved to be a weaker politician, he needs some more time to mature. At one time, it was a popular opinion that induction of Priyanka would have done wonders for Congress if she had taken to active politics like her grandmother. India’s rural population had a mind change over these past 20 years, especially over the golden decade 2000-10 for middle and upper classes, on account of mobile phones, internet and cable TV. They now see how the rest of the world, India’s upper classes and the nation’s privileged politicians live. They see the difference between speech and action. Congress Party unfortunately is long on promise and short on delivery in every area. BJP also failed badly as the Congress Party. Congress Party, which has been ruling India virtually since independence, turned into a family business many decades ago. It is now election time and the outcome may not be smooth sailing, so all family hands are on deck, as one might expect. Voters must decide whether they want the country to remain as it is or will ensure it becomes a democratic republic. It is the apt time for Priyanka to enter the electoral battle field. She is charismatic and much adorned by the rural women and youth. Carrying fully the legacy of Indira, she is the cynosure of all eyes. India being diverse in all respects, presence of a unifying leader is vital to keep the country united and to fight out forces around. Let’s come to the point; there is lot of difference between Kumar Vishvas and Nehru Gandhi family. Power and position are two things which are to be grabbed and cannot be expected to be offered.

Dr Vaidehi Taman
Dr Vaidehi an Accredited Journalist from Maharashtra is bestowed with Honourary Doctorate in Journalism, Investigative Journalist, Editor, Ethical Hacker, Philanthropist, and Author. She is Editor-in-Chief of Newsmakers Broadcasting and Communications Pvt. Ltd. for 14 years, which features an English daily tabloid – Afternoon Voice, a Marathi web portal – Mumbai Manoos, monthly magazine Beyond The News (international). She is also an EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Security Analyst and is also a Licensed Penetration Tester which caters to her freelance jobs.

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