Rahul, the young man in a hurry to become Prime Minister and the Perils
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns

Rahul, the young man in a hurry to become Prime Minister and the Perils

Narendra Modiji, Amit Shahji and Mohan Bhagwatji will understand that India cannot be run by only these three people. India will be run by the people of the country,” thus spake Rahul Gandhi while addressing an Other Backward Classes (OBC) Convention organised by his party, Congress, in Delhi recently.

As a senior citizen, having seen India run by only one person for decades, first by Rahul’s paternal great-grandfather Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, his paternal grand-mother Indira Gandhi and his own father Rajiv Gandhi, I would rather prefer a triumvirate rule for India to avoid dynastic rule.

He further says that the Nation has become a slave of two-three leaders of the BJP and the RSS. Well, if it is so, I would say it is better and safe to serve two or three masters for then I would not be turned into a slave by any one individual which is the case in slavery.

He also expressed his happiness about the coming together of all the Opposition parties of the Nation to defeat the BJP in the 2019 general elections and said his Congress party too would be a party in this coalition. In the past we have seen what happened to the coalition or alliance governments where Congress was a partner. When everything looked good, Congress would pull the carpet from under the feet of the coalition partners and bring down the government led by the non-Congress partners.

Why, look at Karnataka now. Even after one month, the coalition government of Congress and JD(S), with a JD(S) Chief Minister, is not able to finalise the Ministry and the stalemate continues. According to a panel discussion of astrologers in Public TV last evening, this government will collapse in two-and-a-half-months, said one. Another said in October 2018, a few months before the Parliamentary elections in 2019. And the third one said there would be President’s rule. The sum and substance of all these predictions is that this government will not last its five-year term. Well, if it does not, the blame will lie squarely at the door of the Congress.

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As I remember, since 1947, I have never seen a Congress President screaming and shouting, as if competing with or imitating Narendra Modi, in public speeches — be it Nehru, Madan Mohan Malaviya, Indira Gandhi, K. Kamaraj, S. Nijalingappa,  Sitaram Kesri and his own mother Sonia Gandhi — like the present President Rahul Gandhi. I reckon he would be more acceptable if he speaks like his father Rajiv Gandhi in a natural way. Seems an angry young President in a hurry to become the Prime Minister of India in 2019 under an Opposition alliance. Like Sitaram Kesri was an angry old man in a hurry to become the PM, but failed.

However, Rahul seems to have forgotten, or he was too young to remember, how his paternal grandmother Indira Gandhi mocked and made fun of this kind of alliance in the 1977 Parliamentary election when the Opposition had formed an alliance to defeat Indira Gandhi’s Congress. She ridiculed the alliance as a ‘strange animal’ and jeered at the alliance as a ‘khichdi’ party. Of course, the ‘khichdi’ party with many alliance partners won an absolute majority.  Morarji Desai of Congress (O) became the Prime Minister. Rahul Gandhi is hoping for such a victory to become the Prime Minister in 2019. Good luck.

This might be a pipe dream because 2019 is not 1977. Looking at the Nation’s mood today, June 2018, I have a gut feeling that when the question is of electing a National leader in the 2019 Parliamentary election, India’s intelligent voters would shun this proposed ‘khichdi’ party unlike in 1977.

Just as what happened to Congress President Sitaram Kesri (who dislodged H.D. Deve Gowda as Prime Minister) may happen to Rahul Gandhi in 2019. Worse is, he would be compromising the prestige and the status of a National political party, the Grand Old Party (GOP) of India, for the sake of elusive power. Well, Sir, Congress has ruled India long enough, let others also get a chance.

A wag tells me that in 1977, the ‘khichdi’ party won because of the Emergency with its autocratic oppressive rule. The compulsory sterilisation (vasectomy, nasbandi) and imprisonment of Opposition leaders and many innocents made the voters hate Congress. Nothing so hateful has happened under Modi’s rule.

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Congress got zero seats in UP, Bihar, Delhi and Punjab. Yet, Congress bagged 153 seats in a House of 543 seats — much more than the 44 seats Congress got in 2014 under Sonia Gandhi. The proposed  ‘khichdi’ party for 2019 will blame BJP for the Demonetisation and GST mess. But, voters know in the long-run both will do good for the  country. Hence, chances are that this 2019 ‘khichdi’ party may not succeed.

Jai Hind

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June 13, 2018

4 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Rahul, the young man in a hurry to become Prime Minister and the Perils”

  1. Lacking in common sense and basic intelligence Congress President Rahul Gandhi oozes arrogance thinking that he can get away with anything and everything he blurts out.Recurring electoral defeats mean nothing to him as he goes into a hiding to conveniently forget them.He will have to be accountable for his senseless and loose talk sooner than later. His irresponsible utterances on Mr.Narendra Modi not continuing as the P.M. and his blurting out that he will flee India like Neerav Modi smack of his utter nonsense laced with monstrous arrogance. And given his continuing flip flops and faux pas reflecting a low intelligence quotient, one shudders to think of Mr.Rahul Gandhi as the Prime Ministerial candidate after the 2019 Lol Sabha elections.

  2. Prakash. R says:

    We can’t underestimate the power of the stupid! Will never know! Lots of people are unhappy with Modi because of propaganda!
    4 million kasmiri Pandits did not run away, they were killed, their children raped before they decide to run away,? Nobody seems to remember that!
    8500 families of Sikks were murdered and the murderers were protected by the Gandhi family!
    The only difference was, if any bad thing happened, it was branded as a Hindu terror!
    Here is some plain unadultrate d truth that points to why these people are angry! congress is so angry, they want to impeach the Chief Justice of india! So, who should decide that is legal! Madam Sonia and her nincompoop son, with his band of clowns cheerleading him?
    Modi’s Swatch Bharath Abhiyan was not only to clean the streets of India but to clean Congress and Seculars out of India as well. When PM Narendra Modi started his campaign with the broomstick, sleepless nights has started to Congress and the fear has gradually taken place in pseudo Seculars Fort!
    Do you know why Congress and Seculars hate Modi? Do you know the basic reasons to create enmity with such a genuine person of India?
    Well, there are lots of reasons to bark over Modi. I wish to mention some of them as below:
    1. Abu Saleem in prison! 1993 case finally closed!
    2. Sasikala in prison!
    3. Ram Rahim in prison, again 2002 case!
    4. Finance Ministry knows exactly the quantum of black money which was circulated, who are the culprits, the ISI printed & black currency never came in as it’s being discovered as junked!
    5. Corruption has been eradicated in the South and North blocks!
    6. Aadhar will control every citizen going forward!
    7. 10 lakh bogus ration cards destroyed!
    8. 1,00,000 gas connections surrendered!
    9. Triple Talaq abolished!
    10. India relation with US and BRICS countries at its best got Pakistan listed as terror state!
    11. 45 lakh new income tax assesses!
    12. GST for single point taxation removed the concept of sales tax check posts shortening travel time for trucks, has brought in most of the unregulated business under the tax purview and saved millions of gallons of fuels wasted at sales tax check posts!
    13. Kashmir clean up almost getting to closing point with terror funding abolished by NIA raids and Jihadist being terminated
    14. Money laundered to Christian conversion missionaries has been blocked!
    15. 70% of India Saffronizedwhich will help faster decisions and uniformity in policies across India!
    16. 30 lakh money laundering NGO’s checked!
    17. MEA successfully brings in refugees negotiating with many Islamic countries!
    18. China in the verge of war has been tamed, checkmated and sent back!
    19. Islamic refugees from Myanmar stopped!
    20. NEET brings in fairness, destroys 25-50 Lakhs capitation fees, uniformity in medical opportunities and checks quota misuse!
    21. Cattle markets regulated!
    22. National Herald and Sunanda verdicts soon!
    23. Defence strengthened with new high-tech equipments from US and Israel!
    This is what we call achievements of Modi! He knows what he has to do for the sake of the nation and he will do, no matter how anti-nationalists bark at him.
    Tightening, Cleaning and Putting checks in the system almost complete! Going forward it will be performance Delivery!
    For the medium term we see a very solid track ahead of the Indian economy: IMF chief Lagarde . This was recently expressed by mid chief who is not RSS or BJP
    India expected to regain the fastest growing major economy tag next year with 7.4% growth, higher than China’s 6.5%
    IMF expects Indian economy to grow 8% in the medium term on the back of reforms
    Here are the past Achievements of Congress
    Congress looted India for 6 decades scams after scam . Last decade itself they looted 300,000 crores! Every single scam below was engineered by Sonia, Rahul and Vadra under the great economists like Manmohan Singh and visionaries like Chidambarm!
    The list is as follows:Bofors scam, a trademark scam of Gandhi family.
    Coal Scam: CAG calculated it to be to the tune of 1.86 Lakhs crores, whoops mind-boggling!
    2G Spectrum Scam: To the tune of 1.76 Lakhs crore!!
    Common Wealth Games scams: To the tune of 70,000 crores, involved parties Suresh Kalmadi, Sheila Dikshit, Robert Vadra amongst others
    Chopper Scam: Perfect example of bribery and corruption in India 610 Million!
    Tatra Truck scam: dirty defence deal
    Adarsh Housing scam: a building made for war widows, but flats occupied by Congress big wigs!
    Cash for vote scam in 2011
    Satyam Scam
    Telgi stamp paper scam
    Insurance Scam
    Other Scam and Scandals.
    And finally,
    Terrorists are agaist Modi
    Opposition parties against Modi
    News media big and small against Modi
    All looters who lost money in Demonetization have ganged up against Mod
    Pakistan against ModiChina against ModiSeperatists agaist Modi
    Group of Muslims who support Owaisis agaist M
    Psedo secularists and opportunistic writers against Modi
    Now do we still have some chance that modi can win? May be people will elect Rahul and continue the bliss they had for 6 decades!

  3. skywalker says:

    Within 70 years of independence, India is in this pathetic state. Those who died in the freedom struggle then died in vain.

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