To start with the campaigns, Bharatiya Janata Party missed the loud drums, tones of laddus and rows of noisy firecrackers in the Gujarat Assembly elections. However, once Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Party chief Amit Shah stepped into the field, the opposition was left to engage in conflicts not with the saffron party, but among themselves.
After the second and final phase of voting in the westernmost state of the country, the exit polls revealed that the party which has been ruling the state for the past two decades will again be crowned superior when the counting of votes is done on December 18.
Despite a stronger-than before media wave in favor of Rahul Gandhi, who led the party, and traction seen during all the rallies of the recently-elected Party President along with those of PAAS leader Hardik Patel, OBC leader Alpesh Thakor, and Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani, what actually went wrong for the Congress?
Narendra Modi, being the face of BJP, turned voters in favor of him with his spirited tones. Also in this case, the PM Modi and Amit Shah led party played the whip hand of the misapprehensions by Congress.
Be it senior Congress leader Mani Shankar using derogatory language against PM Modi or be it Rahul Gandhi’s clashes with his own ally PAAS –led by Hardik Patel, the party’s inside agendas need to be resolved in the first place before fancying to dethrone a personality like Narendra Modi, that too in his home state, and with Amit Shah being the perfect game-planner, BJP doesn’t seem like giving up on the sovereignity any time soon.
The traders in Gujarat may have raised a voice against GST, but when it finally comes to D-Day, they preferred to stick with their Gujarati Prime Minister and his saffron party.
With the final results scheduled to be declared on Monday, the picture seems crystal clear for the country and with exit polls revealing the same, we can say that Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Temple Run’ has failed miserably.
Since Rahul Gandhi is now the President of Congress, he needs to metamorphose his directory soon. Rather than pivoting around with the local sorts, Mr. Gandhi requires to bring some popular faces along with him up front to support his cause. Clearly, the burden of the nation is too strong for his delicate shoulders.