Congress party is at cross roads . It has chosen Rahul Gandhi, scion of Nehru family as its PM candidate and also the face of the party to go to 2014 polls. In AP which gave 33 MPs to Congress in 2009 the high command wants to enact a similar transformation.
AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi, who embarked upon a mission to add new energy by bringing young blood into the State Congress party during his meeting of Chief Ministers, PCC chiefs and legislative party leaders on Friday may be extended by another day.
He wants to know the prevailing situations in the Congress party-ruled states and other states as well keeping in view the 2014 elections. However, Rahul Gandhi’s exercise also indicates early polls in the country. Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and PCC chief Botsa Satyanarayana, representing Andhra Pradesh attended the meeting fully prepared.
But he had already sent teams of observers to make independent assessments on party’s prospects, leadership,. impact of welfare sops, opposition parties and the issues fo Telangana and the MIM. Some of the latest moves of Kiran are said to on advise of the Rahul brigade.
AP is assumed to be one of the weakest Congress-ruled states and only one ruling state in the South, where there are many factors spoiling the party chances like YS Jagan revolt, Telangana movement and the growing TDP popularity.
YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s new party, YSRCP. has made a strong dent in the ruling Congress party as massive migrations have taken place, which is still on in full swing! In spite of criminal cases against Jagan there is an exodus to his party only to cash in on advantage gained by YSR’s welfare sops.
On the other hand, Chandrababu Naidu is touring the entire state with the slogan “Vastunna Meekosam” padayatra. He just touched the 2000-km milestone in his marathon padayatra. The wave of popularity has upset the congress high command and have urged Kiran and other congress leaders to take up walks and rallies to counter the TDP popularity.
Congress has soured relations with the MIM which has broken ties choose Jagan for 2014 elections By exposing the black mailing of MIM Kiran had angered the MIM which does not want any tie with congress at any cost.
At a time, all the political forces are gearing up to capture power, the Congress party has so far relied only on the image Rahul Gandhi, who is expected to do a miracle to ensure victory. and are confident that they can not go to polls with the face of Kiran Kumar Reddy.
Kiran and Botsa breed of Rahul on the prevailing situation in the state especially the hen-pecking issue of Telangana., Jagban and ground swelling for TDP. Setting aside the Telangana issue, the options left before Rahul Gandhi is possibly giving chances for the young leaders. Disgruntled youth leaders, up in arms against the party seniors, are pinning all their hopes on Rahul.