Why the Indian Congress is its own biggest enemy

aged-2181887_960_720When we got Independence, the Congress Party was the Freedom Movement and the Freedom Movement was the Congress Party. They seemed destined to rule forever and could have been in power today, but nobody spoils the fortunes of the party like itself.

A look at some of these things…

Congress was invincible till the 1970s, but imposed Emergency and that created the Janata Party which became the first ever non-Congress government at the Centre.

It has been more than 40 years since Emergency. And today it could well be called the most disastrous move it made in retrospect. Till 1975 the Congress strode like a colossus at the Centre. No other party could dream of even being a strong Opposition let alone a ruling dispensation for at the Centre. Then Indira Gandhi gave the rest of the parties a huge lifeline.

Indira imposed the Emergency and this led to her fall and the first non-Congress government at the Centre in 1977. The Janata Party may have disintegrated in 1980, but its successor Janata Dal and all its factions ruled first from 1989-91 and then 1996-98.

prison-553836_960_720But the biggest result of the Emergency is rarely discussed: The formation of the BJP. The RSS was formed in 1925 and was rudderless after Independence for some time. The Bharatiya Jana Sangh was formed in 1951 but wasn’t that effective till 1977.

The RSS powered the protests that led to the Emergency, the 1977 government gave a solid political direction to the Sangh Parivar and it marched on after 1980 to become the dominant political party in India in 2014 having first tasted power in 1996 at the Centre.

Congress became invincible yet again after the Janata Party imploded, but created the Ramjanmabhoomi problem thereby boosting the BJP.

Under Jawaharlal Nehru, Ram idols appeared in the mosque premises. Under Rajiv Gandhi, the locks to the complex were removed to counter the Shah Bano case appeasement. Under PV Narasimha Rao the Sangh Parivar managed to knock down the domes right under the Centre’s eyes.

The Ramjanmabhoomi problem was created and sustained by the Congress and maximum progress happened only due to the action/inaction of various Congress Prime Ministers. But only one entity benefited politically from all of the above: The Sangh Parivar.

Durga Puja 2645104_960_720Congress brutalized the Naxalites and hence is out of West Bengal for nearly 40 plus years.

When the Naxalite movement came up in West Bengal, the ruling Congress government used such brute force, that they lost the State forever. Today it is out of power in the State for a whopping 40 years and look in no position of forming a government in the future.

Congress made a comeback in Punjab in 1980 but single-handedly created the Punjab problem.

Punjabi man-762211_960_720Why Indira Gandhi and her son Sanjay wanted to deal with a person like Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale we will never know. But they kept backing him and making him more and more powerful till he turned against them. The Centre launched a military operation against the Golden Temple more than once. The Khalistan problem became a raging one. Finally Indira herself was assassinated, leaving an inexperienced Rajiv, who squandered a majority Congress rule at the Centre for good.

Congress became pally with the LTTE and they assassinated Rajiv.

Bhindranwale wasn’t the only such person that the Congress dealt with. Another was LTTE supremo V Prabhakaran. The story is that during an Indo-Sri Lanka meet when the Lankan authorities heard that India was hosting Prabhakaran, they were livid.

There were reports of India giving financial aid to the LTTE and aid was dropped in their territories against the will of the Lankan government. The Indian government soon turned against Prabhakaran and he took his revenge by assassinating Rajiv.

Congress backed Bal Thackeray to counter Communists and he ended Congress majority rule for good in Maharashtra in 1995.

Mumbai victoria-station-390633_960_720When Shiv Sena’s Bal Thackeray emerged in the 1960s instead of countering him, the Congress secretly backed him in a bid to counter the Communists. In fact it was in the 1980s that Thackeray and Congressman Sharad Pawar joined hands to finish off the unions.

Thackeray had the last laugh though. A Shiv Sena Chief Minister was sworn in in 1995 and after that the Congress has not had a single majority government in Maharashtra, a State which it had really dominated till that year right from Independence. Subsequently we had the first BJP Chief Minister in 2014.

Congress still had the largest political network in 2014, but is totally decimating it for 2019.

The Congress always returned after being booted out at the Centre. 1980. 1991. 2004. These are three such momentous years. However 2014 seems to be a year with a difference. What many people don’t realize that though the Congress lost in 2014, it still had the most MLAs across the country and the largest organizational network and that with the greatest money and muscle power.

Instead of consolidating that and making a comeback, the party backed the disastrous mother-son Sonia-Pappu duo to the hilt, started decimating leaders at the regional level and attack Prime Minister Narendra Modi 24X7 instead of coming out with a coherent effective strategy to regain their paramount national status.

parliament-2028311_640The contrast between 2014 and 2018 was mentioned by me in an article
(1) In the Lok Sabha it has more than 5 times as many MPs as the Congress. (No competition)
(2) In the Rajya Sabha it leads 73-50 and if you add BJP allies, then it’s even further ahead.
(3) In the list of most populous states, the largest Congress has is Punjab at No. 20. Apart from that they have the smaller Mizoram and Union Territory Puducherry. In contrast there are 16 BJP Chief Ministers and more as allies. Scoring big in the Assemblies leads to scoring big in the Lok Sabha. Losing States means you’ll lose the Centre again.
(4) There are 1500+ BJP MLAs and the Congress has less than half of that.
(5) BJP is by far the richer party.
And finally an interesting point…
(6) In the 2014 elections, 10.7 crore people voted for the Congress. In the last four years, their support has drastically reduced. What about the BJP? Well their primary membership itself stands at 11 crore plus!

This is happening because Congress is losing most of its battles post-2014 in a bid to win the 2019 war. But only by winning many battles from 2014-19 can it win 2019!

Spectacular rise & rise of Pappu

profits-1953616_19202003: Armed with qualifications from Harvard and Cambridge he is a total no-one in politics.

2004: Enters politics and immediately becomes Lok Sabha MP in his very first attempt.

2007: Triple whammy! Promoted to Congress General Secretary, Chairperson of Indian Youth Congress and National Students Union of India!

2009: His magic leads to a whopping 42% growth of the Congress in the Lok Sabha: Great future hope for the media, intellectuals and Civil Society of India.

2013: Promoted to Congress Vice President by his sheer hard work and daring.

2017: Promoted to Congress President unanimously with no other option even remotely in sight.

2019: Presumptive official Prime Ministerial candidate of the Congress for the general elections and will still be the Great Hope for the anti-Modi brigade.

2024: Doesn’t matter what happens in 2019, for many he will still be the knight in shining armour if he should still happen to be around in this year or 2029 or 2034 or…

© Sunil Rajguru

General political musings of the day

CONGRESS
Care
Of
Nehru
Gandhi
Rajiv-Rahul
Emergency-Indira
Sanjay
Sonia

First you win, then they fight you, then they laugh at you, then they ignore you.
*They=People of India.
You=Pappu.
Win=2009 Lok Sabha win.

When they go low, we go high.
—Michelle Obama.
I’m always high no matter how low we go.
—Pappu.

When they go low, we go high.
—Michelle Obama.
When he goes high, we go low.
—Opposition on Modi.

Bihar-WB ruin continues;
Behenji is playing super victimhood;
Kejri is spouting utter nonsense;
Sonia’s abroad—
All’s normal with politics!

Prashant Kishore is like Manmohan Singh.
PK was good under Modi, but bad under Pappu-Akhilesh.
MMS was good under Rao, but bad under Sonia.

Opposition attacking Modi hysterically 24X7, ignoring voters and clueless about real strategy.
And you ask why Modi keeps winning.

It may be possible to beat Modi in 2019.
But not if the entire opposition runs around like headless chickens all the time.

Bad news for BJP.
Diggy Raja may be removed from Karnataka.
Shows Congress is serious.
Now if Pappu doesn’t campaign, then Congress has a fighting chance.

The current ABC of misgovernance…
Arvind
Banerjee
Congress.

AAP chose the broom to think that they would sweep all States.
Fate chose to sweep AAP out of all States, Delhi bhi jaayega.

Kejri will probably say to his workers…
We did not lose Punjab-Goa, but in fact we won.
That’s because we saw a 30% growth in total MLAs!

These versions by Sunil Rajguru

Modi kuch bhi kare, credit Congress ko jaata hai

Modi is tech savvy.
Par computers to Rajiv laya tha!
Modi is mending ties with Bangladesh.
Par Bangladesh to Indira layi thi!
Modi is reforming India.
Par Manmohan reforms laya tha!
Modi is transforming foreign policy.
Par foreign policy to Nehru laya tha!
Modi is building a strong party.
Par political party to Congress laya tha!
Modi is taking India to new heights.
Par India to Mahatma Gandhi laya tha!

Musings on the 2017 Assembly elections…

#2017Polls
If Pappu wins…
If Pappu loses…
Answer is the same.
He’ll eventually become Congress President.
Life ho to aisi!

If Kejri wins Goa and Punjab, then along with Delhi it will be a sort of Bermuda Triangle where all governance will go missing.

So will Punjab be the second State to have AAPRajya after Delhi?
Supreme Leader Kejri to extend his domain?

In 1952, Congress won 388/429 seats in the UP elections.
In 2017, it is dancing on one leg because it is getting to contest 105/403 seats.

These versions by Sunil Rajguru

Pappu will be Pappu no matter what

2013…
Phata Poster Nikhla Hero.
2017…
Phata Kurta Nikhla Pappu.

Modi Kurta.
Phata Kurta.
Former made his own destiny.
Latter got everything on platter and still tore it up.

Pappu tore an expensive kurta with expensive scissors on advice of expensive consultants at expensive rally to prove that he is poor.

Pappu will retire only in 2019 when he gives Modi a second term and totally destroys the Congress by then.

Half-way through Modi’s term…
Pappu still Congress hope.
Kejri still doing nautanki.
Nitish-Lalu tussle, Mulayam-Akhilesh fight, Mamata ruining WB.
#Mission2019 bright.

Charles is his inspiration.
At 68 he’s still a Prince to the Queen.
Pappu is just 46 and a Prince to Queen Sonia.

April 1: Pappu Diwas.
Mother’s Day: Pappu’s favourite diwas.
(The only person on Earth who has faith in him)

Congress loves the minorities so much that it itself has become a political minority.

The CongRace has been lost.
Pappu came last.

Kejri. Nitish. Mamata.
Kahi pe nigaahen (CM ki kursi) kahi pe nishaana (PM ki kursi).
Pappu: Na nigaahen na nishaana, bas ghoomta hua parwana.

Looks like we will be discussing UPA scams even during the 2019 general elections.

1947—Netaji kicked the British out.
1991—Rao kicked the economic Communists out.
2014—Modi kicked the Congress out.
Nehru-Gandhi who?

These versions by Sunil Rajguru

The Congress and #Demonetization

Think it over…
In 1954 Nehru introduced the super high Rs 10,000 note for a poor India.
That would have helped the corrupt rich or ordinary citizens?

There have been three demonetizations.
1946.
1978.
2016.
What is common to all three?
Congress was not in charge.
That itself tells the story.

1954—Congress Finance Minister introduces whopping Rs 10,000 note.
2016—After tonnes of inflation, ex-Congress Finance Minister puzzled at Rs 2,000 note.
#Chidu

Sonia presides over a 100 scams.
Everyone’s happy with her.
Modi does a 100 good things.
24X7 attacks and analysis of how he’ll lose 2019 for actually doing good!

Pappu’s shoot and scoot politics explained with lyrics of Oye Oye’s Tridev (1989)…
Gali gali main firta hai tu kyun banke banjara…

These versions by Sunil Rajguru

2014. Congress. Out!

2015. Labour. Out!

2016. Democrats. Out!

Hat-trick!

Prediction: In 2009 when the Congress won, they told us that by 2014 the party would get 272 Lok Sabha seats and the BJP would be finished.

Reality: The BJP got 282 and the Congress got decimated and faces terminal decline.

Prediction: In 2015 they said Labour would make a comeback and the Tories would really struggle.

Reality: The Labour got wiped out, the Miliband brothers went into oblivion and Corbyn is slowly banging nails into the party coffin.

Prediction: In 2016 they said Hillary would win, Trump would be disgraced and the Republicans would fight themselves to decline especially in the face of the declining white population.

Reality: The Republicans will soon control the White House, Senate, House of Representatives and have the most Governors too, not to mention a conservative Supreme Court.

The Democrats on the other hand just had a Civil War between Hillary and Sanders’ supporters and are currently running around like headless chickens.

The axis has turned. The world has turned Right.

© Sunil Rajguru

The Congress continues to sink musings…

Prominent preservation agitations…
1. Save the Tiger.
2. Save the Ganga.
3. Save the Congress.

I don’t feel sorry for Manmohan Singh.
He signed all the documents.
And for 10 years.
Tomorrow a policeman may allow crime to happen and claim innocence by same logic.

If it’s going to take to the streets for every problem it has, then Congress might as well set up camp on the streets of India 24X7 till 2019.

Motilal became Congress President in 1919 and formally founded the Nehru-Gandhi Dynasty.
Pappu will become Congress President by 2019 and formally end the Dynasty.

Manmohan: Congress is India’s soul.
Truth: Congress is India’s sole.
Puri tarah se ghis gaya hai. Replacement ki zaroorat hai.

You can’t make this stuff up…
The virtual dictator of the most corrupt party in India is doing a march to save democracy and there’s a poster with Vadra!

While addressing Lok Sabha…
I’d like to address this August House.
While addressing Congress strategy meet…
I’d like to address this Agusta House.

2014: Prevent Modi from coming to power.
2015: Prevent Modi’s achievements from being showcased.
2016: Prevent Supreme Leader from going to jail.
‪#‎Congress‬ ‪#‎Agusta‬ ‪#‎NH‬

Nehru ½ of Mahatma
Indira ⅓ of Nehru
Rajiv ¼ of Indira
Sonia ⅕ of Rajiv
Pappu ⅙ of Sonia
Priyanka 1/7 of Pappu
Vadra ⅛ of Priyanka
Vadra4PM!

Just get Sibal to give a press conference and declare…
Zero loss in all scams!
End of story.
‪#‎AgustaWestland‬

One poster had the Nehru Gandhi Vadra Dynasty.
Is it a march for democracy or march for monarchy?

Right now the party is debating who should be the losing Congress UP Chief Ministerial candidate in 2017.

For Congress leaders…
India = Congress = Dynasty.
So they feel that what they are doing is totally right.

We have a right to rule.
We have a right to be corrupt.
You don’t even have a right to question us.
‪#‎Congress‬

Sonia-Pappu arrested temporarily so then can get a feel to see what it will feel like when it becomes permanent.

What is your strategy?
Congress: Ulta chor kotwaal ko daate 24X7 365 days a year.

Years as MP before being offered PM’s post…
Nehru: 0.
Indira: 2.
Rajiv: 3.
Sonia: 0.
Pappu most qualified.
He has been MP for 12 years already.

These versions by Sunil Rajguru

Pappu and AntiModi musings…

First you win (2009), then they fight you (2010-11), then they laugh at you (2012-14), then they ignore you (2015-16).
—Pappu on the people of India.

India is Indira. Indira is India.
Nothing is Pappu. Pappu is nothing.

Everybody will get their 15 minutes of fame.
Modi Hater remix…
Everybody should get their 15 minutes of Modi bashing.
(Yuhi kat jaayenge paanch saal!)

1932: British Prime Minister declares Communal Award.
2015: Every Award declared Communal under Indian Prime Minister.
‪#‎WhereIsAwardWapsi‬

The bitter truth.
Nehru/Indira/Rajiv/Manmohan/Rao/Vajpayee didn’t remove Article 377.
Modi may or may not remove it by the end of his term.

These versions by Sunil Rajguru

The Pappu conundrum…

Nehru signs accession treaty with Kashmir.
JNU students say Kashmir not integral part of India.
Nehru’s great grandson stands with JNU students saying Kashmir not integral part of India.

Indira breaks Pakistan into two.
JNU students stand with Pakistan.
Indira’s grandson stands with JNU students standing with Pakistan.

Rajiv captures Siachen.
JNU students abuse Siachen heroes.
Rajiv’s son stands with JNU students, not Siachen heroes.

Sonia MP when Parliament is attacked.
JNU students praise Parliament attacker.
Sonia’s son stands with JNU students praising Parliament attackers.

© Sunil Rajgur

Pappu ban gaya nationalist…

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Congress releasing ad campaign titled…
Pappu Ban Gaya Nationalist.

Indira: Garibi Hatao.
Hat gayi garibi!
Rajiv: Hame dekhna hai…
Dekh liya!
Pappu: Nationalism is in my blood.
Ban gaya nationalist!

What is your blood group?
Pappu: N+.
Eh?
Pappu: Nationalism Positive.
P.S. And it tolerates antibodies like anti-Nationalism.

#‎CongressMuktBharat‬: Modi.
‪#‎MSMMuktSM‬: Twitter.
‪#‎ArnabMuktMedia‬: MSM.

Bhala tera protest mera protest se bada kaise?
Size (of protest rally) doesn’t matter.
Protests. Protests against protests.
Protestindia.

Congress party election campaign…
For 2014 elections: Massive PR.
For 2019 elections: Massive PRotests.

Online…
Everybody’s either outraging or outraging against those outraging.
Offline…
Everybody’s either protesting or protesting against those protesting.

Meanwhile…
2002-12: Attacked 24X7.
Still won 3 elections.
2013-14: Attacked 24X7.
Still won big at LS polls.
2014-16: Attacked 24X7.
Still working like mad 24X7.
‪#‎NaMo‬

These versions by Sunil Rajguru