With the collapse of the Puducherry authorities, the Congress has misplaced its second authorities in a 12 months after Madhya Pradesh
With the collapse of the Puducherry government, the Congress has misplaced its second authorities in a 12 months after Madhya Pradesh.
Both governments fell due to the resignation of MLAs which diminished the get together to a minority within the House.
In each locations, the Congress had skilled leaders on the helm within the type of V Narayanasamy and Kamal Nath. However, in each circumstances, the get together was unable to stem the exodus.
Indeed, after the collapse of the Puducherry authorities on Monday, questions are reportedly being requested inside the get together about whether or not senior leaders ignored rumblings of dissent. An article in The Indian Express anonymously quoted a Congress chief as saying that each Narayanasamy and the excessive command have been “overconfident” and “underestimated” each the disappointment within the get together as additionally vulnerability of a few of its MLAs.
According to the report, Congress leaders have additionally alleged that makes an attempt to poach MLAs had begun in 2018 itself, when Congress MLAs E Theeppainthan and Vizeaveny V claimed to have obtained presents to change sides, together with ‘monetary and different assist.’
In this context, latest makes an attempt by the Opposition in Puducherry to topple the federal government are unlikely to have come a shock for the Congress. Despite this, the Grand Old Party was not in a position to save its authorities within the Union Territory.
However, with elections solely two or three months away, some Congress leaders seem to foresee an opportunity at reversal of fortunes. According to an article in The Hindu, a bit of the Congress leaders in Delhi consider that the autumn of the Puducherry authorities could assist the get together by creating fashionable “sympathy” for it, thereby negating any anti-incumbency.
While that could be a risk in Puducherry, the latest precedent of Madhya Pradesh will not be a really promising one. In March 2020, the Kamal Nath-led authorities in Madhya Pradesh had misplaced energy after 22 MLAs, a lot of whom have been Jyotiraditya Scindia loyalists, resigned from the Assembly. Many of them managed to get re-elected in subsequent bypolls after having joined the BJP.
The one shiny spot for the Congress previously 12 months was Rajasthan, the place Ashok Gehlot acted swiftly to stave off a potential riot within the state authorities.
While the Congress could nicely wish to be taught from the expertise of Rajasthan, it could additionally not be misplaced to keep in mind the allegations of get together leaders concerning the BJP utilizing cash energy and businesses to topple governments.
In West Bengal, the BJP has constantly attacked the Trinamool Congress over the ‘Saradha chit fund rip-off’ and the Narada sting. However, three senior TMC leaders dealing with allegations in each these circumstances — Mukul Roy, Suvendu Adhkari and Sovan Chatterjee — converted to the BJP, and have now been given essential positions within the saffron get together.
In Maharashtra in 2019, the Anti-Corruption Bureau closed 9 circumstances in an “irrigation scam” to which NCP chief Ajit Pawar is alleged to be linked, simply 48 hours after he tied up with the Bharatiya Janata Party. The ACB, on its half, claimed that about 3,000 tasks from Pawar’s tenure as irrigation minister have been underneath the scanner, and that he was discovered to not be concerned in solely 9 circumstances.
However, the Congress alleged on the time that closing of corruption circumstances was getting used as a ‘bargaining instrument.’
Shortly afterwards, Ajit switched sides but once more, ensuing within the formation of the Maha Vikas Aghadi authorities in Maharashtra.
On the entire, the Congress’ allegations concerning the misuse of Central businesses and cash energy can’t be brushed apart. However, the get together seems to have didn’t be taught from its success in Rajasthan in stopping an exit of MLAs.
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