Rahul’s ‘North-South’ gaucheries can be disastrous for Congress

Rahul’s statement at a rally in Wayanad in Kerala irrigated the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party with his blood. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and controversies are two side of the same coin.

Even senior Congress leaders like Kapil Sibal criticized Rahul’s remarks, saying that the knowledge of voters should be respected. Others left it to Congress to explain his statement.

Rahul said “Ever since I have been an MP, my experience has also helped me understand the intelligence of the people of Kerala. For the first 15 years I was an MP in the North. I got used to a different kind of politics. It was very refreshing for me to come to Kerala because suddenly I found that people are interested in the issues and not only superficially but going over the issues in detail, ”said Rahul.

On seeing this, looks like a harmless statement. He was in the state to increase his party’s prospects in Kerala.

The state has a history of overthrowing incumbent governments. This time, according to the trend, it is the party’s old chance to win the election.

However, the party lost to the Left Democratic Front in the recently concluded local elections. It is a longtime ally, the Kerala Congress (M) which has got a huge support among 18% of the Christian community, has jumped ship and joined the LDF.

Weak and weak leadership prompted the party to recall former Kerala Chief Minister Oman Chandy to lead the campaign despite his poor health and old age.

According to public opinion polls, the Congress is on a sticky wicket, and hopes to retain the LDF in power, the first to do so in the last 4 decades.

Essentially, Rahul was buttering the people of the state to vote for the Congress.

However, a deeper analysis reveals that Rahul is yet to recover from the loss in Amethi. Has taken everyone on his heart alone.

The Congress has been virtually wiped out in North India, the Hindi heartland. It has no MPs from Delhi, Himachal, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, only one MP each from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

The Congress party won 60% of its seats from the southern part of India. This is the only region where it was second to none. While Congress won 31, BJP 25 seats in South India. South India accounts for 25% of the total seats of the Lok Sabha.

The debate of Opposition North vs South has been discussed earlier by the opposition parties. In the past, ideas like South have high literacy rates and that is why it has rejected the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections’, it has been a period.

Another theory that has been propagated that the contribution of South India to national GDP is higher than that of North India ‘, while the North has a higher representation in the Lok Sabha. For wealthy South India, the rest of the countries are a tax burden.

This politics of sub / regional nationalism is good for regional parties.

National parties like Congress should refrain from doing such politics. This is likely to weaken the Congress further in the field of Hindi. Even in southern states, apart from Kerala and Karnataka, Congress is weak in states like Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. In Tamil Nadu, it has long been on the DMK.

Rahul Gandhi should be careful with his choice in his speeches. Even if he did not intend to say what has been said on his statement, he should be aware that the BJP follows his speeches closely and never misses such an opportunity.