Relevance of ‘Negative Politics’ in a Changing India

Edited by ,Updated: 25 August 2022 05:22

Two and a half years are left for the next Lok Sabha elections. Many opposition leaders are busy presenting themselves as an alternative to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Looks like one of these

Two and a half years are left for the next Lok Sabha elections. Many opposition leaders are busy presenting themselves as an alternative to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Most of these ambitious non-Congress leaders seem to want to solve the Congress before the BJP. This is clear from the recent statement of the Trinamool Congress, in which it has called senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi a failure to Prime Minister Modi.

It is clear that the opposition parties (most of the satraps) whose politics focus only on a particular region-caste-religion and their national stake is also narrow, see and will not see any positive cooperation with the Congress . There is also a natural reason for this apathy towards Congress. It is true that the unity or barricade of the opposition is incomplete without the oldest party-Congress in the country. Over the years, many of its leaders have left the party.

In fact, the functioning of the Congress, caught in the poisonous embrace of nepotism, is influenced only by the likes and dislikes of the Gandhi-Nehru family. Second, the party must be intellectually void. The Congress we see today is, by its conduct, a shoddy copy of the poisonous anti-Indian Hindu Left thinking, which was “outsourced” by the then Congress in 1969-71.

Thirdly, Smt Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi are accused of grabbing properties worth billions through fraud, for which the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has questioned them for hours. It’s not that Congress alone is guilty of bad financial practices. Isn’t it true that the illegal properties and houses of opposition party leaders are being piled up with notes in recent years? The arrest of senior Trinamool leader and ex-minister Partha Chatterjee in the West Bengal teacher recruitment scam, ex-minister Anil Deshmukh in the monthly illegal extortion of Rs 100 crore in Maharashtra and ex-minister Nawab Malik in the case of property of 300 million are examples of this..

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which was born in the massive anti-corruption tide in November 2012, today has its top leaders accused of financial manipulation and giving undue benefits to the liquor mafia. It is ironic that on the basis of the article published in the anti-India newspaper ‘New York Times’, AAP describes its Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in Delhi as the “best education minister in the world”, he himself is doing so. “New Liquor Policy”, in which Delhi Chief Secretary has expressed apprehension of a scam. Days after the formation of the first AAP government in Punjab, Chief Minister Bhagwat Mann had to sack his own health minister, Vijay Singla, on corruption charges.

The truth is that ideological AAP convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is seen as an alternative to Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a time when his party does not have a single MP in the Lok Sabha. The main basis of AAP’s policy is the free distribution of valuable resources like electricity and water, over which the apex court has expressed great concern. Interestingly, in heavily indebted Punjab, the AAP government is seeking a special economic package of Rs 1 billion from the Centre, possibly giving populist exemptions to its election promises, 300 units of electricity every home and other populists. exemptions

In the past, inspired by religious-caste politics in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s longing to become the Prime Minister after severing ties with the BJP and forming the government with the RJD, which is synonymous with ” Jungle Raj,” is good. known In this race, Trinamool Congress (TMC) President Mamata Banerjee became the Chief Minister for the third time in West Bengal, TRS became the Chief Minister for the second consecutive time in Telangana. KK Chandrashekhar Rao and Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar are also not far behind. Most of the opposition parties are caught in the clutches of “anti-democratic” familism.

What kind of efforts are the opposition leaders making, and if they succeed, what will their status be? – This is evident from the 10 ‘khichdi sarkars’ formed between 1989-2014. The biggest weakness of the current opposition is that it repeats again and again that its aim is to remove PM Modi, but no one says what positive program it will implement, which the Modi government is not doing.

It is an established truth that in the last eight and a quarter years, with an overwhelming majority, the effective implementation of public-based schemes on the ground without any caste-religious discrimination, free from corruption at the highest level, sound economy, the will of taking tough decisions in the interest of the country, efforts to connect India with its original Sanatan culture with a vocal commitment to national security- makes Prime Minister Narendra Modi strong. In this context, the negative politics of the opponents will succeed?-Balbir Punj

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