Is Congress out of Lok Sabha elections 2014 battle?

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Since last few weeks we have been listening news whether good or bad about Arvind Kejriwal, Narendra Modi and Mamata Banerjee. Even about Raj Thackeray. But where are Congress and its leader Rahul Gandhi? Earlier it was believed the 16th Lok Sabha elections would be four cornered but now Congress looks out of this battle.

Yesterday, holding “Google Hangout’ with party workers, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi called exit polls “opposition’s trap” and said that poll surveys predicting that Congress would get just 100 seats in Lok Sabha polls are “joke”. He further said that there is no question of Narendra Modi and BJP coming into power. By this Rahul Gandhi tried to encourage his party workers and motivated them for Lok Sabha polls.

The question is why Rahul Gandhi is trying to inspire his workers and asking them to ignore poll surveys? When we talk about poll surveys so almost every survey has predicted that Congress led UPA would get 100 to 125 seats only. The number itself enough to demoralise Congress supporters. Weak leadership, scams and unsuccessful efforts to control inflation has made Congress least favourite in Lok Sabha polls.

It is also clear that in many states like Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Punjab, West Bengal etc. Congress is not going to win at its own. They need support of regional parties. However in last elections Congress led UPA was in full phase having parties at their side like Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), Jammu and Kashmir National Conferance etc. They were having outside support from Mulayam Singh’s Samajwadi Party, Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party and Lalu’s Rashtriya Janta Dal. But now scenario has changed.

Apart from NCP and National Conference, no other party is willing to contest election with Congress.  In Bihar, Ram Vilas Paswan’s LJP has joined the BJP led NDA alliance. However, Congress was looking for support from Janta Dal (United) after they left NDA alliance over Narendra Modi’s leadership but their leader Shrad Yadav and Nitish Kumar preferred Third Front instead of supporting Congress. After so much efforts Congress finally got some backing from Lalu Yadav’s RJD in Bihar.

In Andhra Pardesh Chandra Babu Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party (TDP) is looking for an alliance with BJP. Although Congress was trying to get Telengana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in its side but TRS chief K Chandrshekhara Rao has denied keeping any alliance with Congress.

In Tamil Nadu BJP has got a boost after DMDK and PMK are likely to share seats with BJP and Congress is alone in state after M. Karunanidhi’s DMK left the alliance. While in Uttar Pradesh Congress is still in search of friends.

So when it comes to coalition with other regional parties, Congress is really far behind of BJP and it makes their chances to get more that 100 seats unrealistic. If Congress fails to get supports from other parties then it would be clear that Congress is going to sit at opposition.

Photo Credits: Congress Facebook Fan Page

  • shan

    Hi Congress,

    1.Tell me how many 20 years old boy visited to police alone and they got justice?

    They cant get thats why sometime many such age boy become criminals.

    2. How many defarmation cases given strict punishment?

    thats why anyone can say anything against anyone.

    3 How many false complanant got punishment?

    thats why these caes are incrising.

    4. Education become costly.

    5. Justice become costly.

    So How can u come back in government.

    People dont have much hope from BJP also.

    But no option U HAVE TO GO………………………………………………………………………

    U HAVE TO GO

    U HAVE TO GO
    Learn From Mistakes. God Bless U.

  • shan

    1. Indian Laws neglacting small crimes.
    So criminal mind getting such support.
    Politicians are busy in Vote bank.
    I think congress didnt work properly as they are the ruling party.

  • Shaileshk

    You too sold out to Modi?

    • SUJEESH

      GET LOSS……………

    • SUJEESH

      GET LOSS

  • nvnbindia

    These are good times for news channels. People tune to them more often than they otherwise do. It is election time. Elections have traditionally been like festivals here. Lok Sabha elections are national festivals. 2009 Lok Sabha elections were different. Congress was expected to come back to power and they did iThese are good times for news channels. People tune to them more often than they otherwise do. It is election time. Elections have traditionally been like festivals here. Lok Sabha elections are national festivals. 2009 Lok Sabha elections were different. Congress was expected to come back to power and they did it comfortably. There wasn’t much suspense in the plot. This time the situation is a bit different. The Modi juggernaut seems to be way ahead of others. On the other hand, there is this defensive Rahul Gandhi who is clueless as to how to take on Modi. Then, there are regional princes or maharajas like Nitish Kumar, Lalu Yadav, Jayalalithaa, Mamata Banerjee etc. Once the results are announced, some of these regional and caste stalwarts will be jubilant and some will be worried over their reduced influence. Finally, there is a dark horse named AAP. In this context, it will be interesting to ponder the likely scenarios.

    NDA gets close to 240: In that case, reaching the 271 mark will be easy. Narendra Modi will be crowned the Prime Minister. After a long time, there will be a larger than life Prime Minister. However, Modi will have to adjust his style to suit the coalition politics. His perceived and real success got him where he is now. But his methods will have to be changed to survive in New Delhi.

    NDA is the biggest alliance but gets only around 200 seats: There will be 2 choices in front of the BJP. Choose a non-BJP leader like Chandrababu Naidu or the BJP veteran Advani the head of the government.

    Third Front gets many more seats than they were expected to win: In such a case, the weakened Congress would extend outside support to the Third Front. Historically, Third Fronts never worked. They failed in 1989-1991 and in 1996-98. However, this time, situation will be different. The Congress Party won’t topple the government as they did earlier. Rahul wants time to grow up. Congress under Sonia is much more flexible. They have mastered the art of coalition in 10 years and they will learn this art, too. However, the big question is what Third Front means. Even their leaders don’t seem to know.

    Congress performs reasonably well: If the Congress wins more than 150 seats and the Third Front and AAP also perform well, it will be a continuation of the UPA regime. The current dull and boring UPA II will give way to an interesting and farcical cinema named UPA III in which there may be some interesting characters like Arvind Kejriwal

    t comfortably. There wasn’t much suspense in the plot. This time the situation is a bit different. The Modi juggernaut seems to be way ahead of others. On the other hand, there is this defensive Rahul Gandhi who is clueless as to how to take on Modi. Then, there are regional princes or maharajas like Nitish Kumar, Lalu Yadav, Jayalalithaa, Mamata Banerjee etc. Once the results are announced, some of these regional and caste stalwarts will be jubilant and some will be worried over their reduced influence. Finally, there is a dark horse named AAP. In this context, it will be interesting to ponder the likely scenarios. NDA gets close to 240: In that case, reaching the 271 mark will be easy. Narendra Modi will be crowned the Prime Minister. After a long time, there will be a larger than life Prime Minister. However, Modi will have to adjust his style to suit the coalition politics. His perceived and real success got him where he is now. But his methods will have to be changed to survive in New Delhi. NDA is the biggest alliance but gets only around 200 seats: There will be 2 choices in front of the BJP. Choose a non-BJP leader like Chandrababu Naidu or the BJP veteran Advani the head of the government. Third Front gets many more seats than they were expected to win: In such a case, the weakened Congress would extend outside support to the Third Front. Historically, Third Fronts never worked. They failed in 1989-1991 and in 1996-98. However, this time, situation will be different. The Congress Party won’t topple the government as they did earlier. Rahul wants time to grow up. Congress under Sonia is much more flexible. They have mastered the art of coalition in 10 years and they will learn this art, too. However, the big question is what Third Front means. Even their leaders don’t seem to know. Congress performs reasonably well: If the Congress wins more than 150 seats and the Third Front and AAP also perform well, it will be a continuation of the UPA regime. The current dull and boring UPA II will give way to an interesting and farcical cinema named UPA III in which there may be some interesting characters like Arvind Kejriwal. http://www.nvnbindia.com/india/lok-sabha-election-2014-likely-scenarios/

  • Rationalist Central

    Congress gives freebees or bhik or bribe thru MNREGA and 2 rs/kg rice to rural vote bank, reservation to uneducated castist votebank……..** Kejriwal AAP gives free bribe of cheap electricity subsidy, and free water to urban middle class vote bank…….** Both give dole and charity bhik to their target vote bank. Neither is talking of jobs by mass manufacturing and labor law reform essential for manufacturing to start in India. Both AAP and Congress are full of left communists who spread fear about big business, mas business will create lots of jobs, mand their modus operendi of giving bhik for votes or reservation for caste vote bank will fail on ppl with jobs andneducation. ONLY MODI HAS CLEAR VISION TO CREATE JOBS FOR MILLIONS and end india’s artificial poverty,…… by labor law reform, single window operation to reduce all red tape and allow all business to start and create millions of jobs