Subhas Chandra Pattanayak.
February 2007 elections to form new Assemblies were held in three
states: Manipur, Punjab and Uttarakhand. Congress was rejected in two
of the tree States: Punjab and Uttrakhand, where it had its government.
Sonia as chief of UPA admitted that rise in
prices of essential commodities was the cause of the defeat, but the
father of price rise, Prime Minister Man Mohan Singh, had asserted that
the defeat couldn’t be attributed to any deficiency in his
In April and May, 2007, elections to the
Assembly of Uttara Pradesh were held in seven phases. During
electioneering, Prime Minister Singh crossed every boundary of
sycophancy by eulogizing Sonia’s son Rahul as the future of India. He
was sure, with him on the steering Congress would sure win majority
seats. Congress was thrashed; Mayavati won.
Goa went to polls in June 2007. Out of 40 seats Congress won only 16.
We have already discussed
how voters of Gujurat have preferred communalist Narendra Modi to Sonia
– Singh combine as evidenced in the results declared on 23 Dec.2007..
People have shown the same trend in Himachal Pradesh through results of the elections declared on 28 Dec.2007.
people have rejected the Congress in all the five major States of
Punjab, Uttarakhand, Uttara Pradesh, Gujurat and Himachal Pradesh that
went to polls in 2007.
Its position in only two of the minor
States like Manipur and Goa was mere semblance of a win prior to people
watching Singh and Sonia pushing India into USA grip through the Nuke deal.
Reacting on Modi’s victory in Gujurat CPI
General secretary Prakash Karat has attributed it to failure of
Congress to oppose Hindu Communalism. He will perhaps repeat the same
reason in respect of Himachal Pradesh.
He is wrong.
slogan on communalism has no practical relevance. If by putting
sandalwood paste or vermilion on the forehead, Modi is a communalist,
how is Dr. Singh non-communal despite his turban that he asserts his
Sikhism with? How do we rate Buddhadev Bhattacharya who had castigated
Brinda Karat as she had raised an allegation against Swami Ramdev for
use of human bones in medicines produced by him basing on test reports
of a forensic lab? How do the leftist leaders look when thronging Devi
pavilions with folded hands at Kolkata?
So Karat was not
expected to educate people that failure of Congress to fight against
Hindu communalism was the cause of its failure in Assembly polls. Post
nuke-deal debates in Parliament scenario has made it clear that
Sonia-Singh combine has more interest in serving USA interest than serving our nation. Indians will never support the agents of USA interest. Therefore they have preferred BJP to Congress.
Karat says he does not agree with this, he is trying to escape. He
knows and the entire left knows that the 123 Agreement has a inbuilt
stipulation that the text of the Agreement shall have to be approved by
Indian Parliament. It means, the Government is bound to place the text
of the Agreement before the Parliament for only one purpose i.e. for
its approval by majority votes. By acquiescing into a voteless debate
Communists might have helped the Congress hoodwink the parliament, but
people have silently marked the trick. Therefore they have silently
marked their votes against the Congress.
Not now, not in future.
With Dr. Singh as Prime Minister, Congress can never win an election.
"The mood was most appropriately summed up in the question put out by CNN-IBN
in its Face the Nation programme: Is Modi the new face of India? The
response was overwhelming, a whopping 92 per cent said 'yes'
. Such polls may not be accurate indicators of the public
mood at the national level. But a series of other polls across the
country before and after the Gujarat verdict pointed to one significant
aspect: Narendra Modi, his style, his diction and delivery have struck
a new resonance across the country. He has emerged a cult figure, a new