Karnataka Election Result Congress: The Karnataka elections have proved to be a booster for the Congress in the midst of defeat in all the states. Congress has formed the government in Karnataka with a huge majority, after which there is enthusiasm once again in the party cadre, which is very important for the upcoming elections. These election results of Karnataka have also done the work of preparing the ground for 2024 for Congress and Rahul Gandhi. The Congress, which is getting weaker amidst the mobilization of the opposition parties, is now once again standing tall. That is, Karnataka has worked to strengthen the Congress-led claim. Let’s understand how…
The Many Faces of Opposition Unity
Bihar Chief Minister Natish Kumar is continuously engaged in opposition mobilization, he met all the big opposition leaders and during this he also had talks with Rahul Gandhi. However, he has always been strict about the stand of the Congress, that is, Nitish wanted to see the flag of opposition unity in his own hands this time. At the same time, Arvind Kejriwal and his party leaders were also trying to present themselves as an alternative to the BJP. Apart from these two leaders, Mamta Banerjee is also continuously looking towards central politics. That is, apart from Congress, all other parties were trying to become the face of opposition unity. Before the Karnataka election results, there was also an attempt to sideline the Congress and the buzz of a third front was also strong.
Congress was not coming forward openly
Amidst the claims of all the opposition leaders, the attitude of the Congress was soft. After the aggressive stand of Nitish Kumar, the Congress was not coming out openly about opposition unity, but now the Karnataka election results have changed all the equations of the opposition. After the Karnataka election results, Congress has started projecting Rahul Gandhi. Where earlier Mallikarjun Kharge and other leaders were talking about the Congress leadership in a hushed voice, now the name of PM Modi vs Rahul Gandhi is being taken openly.
Whose claim is strong for 2024
Now we have told you which opposition parties are trying to give Modi a fight for 2024 and are dreaming of leading the third front. Now if all these parties are compared with Congress, then they do not last anywhere. That is, Congress’s claim was strong in the figures even before, but due to continuous bad performance, the opposition parties were trying to push it back.
Nitish Kumar’s claim
First of all, if we talk about Nitish Kumar, his party is the largest party in the Lok Sabha after Congress and TMC. Nitish’s JDU has 16 seats in the Lok Sabha. However, if we look at the states, then the effect of Nitish’s party is not seen in any other state except Bihar. In Bihar too, Nitish is sitting on the CM’s chair with the help of the alliance. That is, even though Nitish may be roaming the whole country with the flag of opposition unity, but he is far behind in terms of ground reality. Apart from this, Nitish’s image has been damaged even after forging an alliance with a different party. In such a situation, he cannot be successful in projecting himself against Modi.
Arvind Kejriwal is also breathing
Now let’s look at the other face of the opposition who is projecting its own claim against Modi in 2024. Efforts are also being made to project Aam Aadmi Party convenor and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal as an alternative. All the leaders of his party are trying to project him. After two consecutive victories in Delhi, a breach in Modi’s bastion Gujarat and formation of government in Punjab, the party’s spirits are high.
Now talking about the figures, the Aam Aadmi Party, which has achieved the status of a national party, is far behind in the race. The party has governments in only two states, while it does not have a single MP from its political stronghold Delhi. In the elections held in Karnataka, the party got 0.58% votes, which is even less than NOTA. That is, AAP is also far away from the competition of Congress in figures.
Mamta Banerjee’s power
Apart from Nitish and Kejriwal, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee was also seen active in national politics. After defeating BJP in Bengal, Didi’s spirits were high and she also met many opposition leaders, Mamta Banerjee has been talking about opposition mobilization long before Nitish Kumar. TMC leaders have also claimed to present him as an alternative to PM Modi. Mamta herself has indicated this many times.
Even though Mamata Banerjee has the maximum number of 23 Lok Sabha MPs after Congress, TMC’s influence is not seen in any state of the country except West Bengal. That is, even though TMC leaders are putting Mamata ahead in the race, she is not looking strong at the national level.
how powerful is congress
There is no doubt that the performance of the Congress has been very bad in the last few years, but apart from the defeat, the party is also forming the government in some states. Because of which Congress leaders believe that BJP can be defeated only under the leadership of their party. From Mallikarjun Kharge to Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary, Congress leadership has talked about it.
If we talk about the figures of Congress across the country, then in Karnataka, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Himachal Pradesh, Congress has absolute majority government. Whereas in 3 states Jharkhand, Bihar and Tamil Nadu Congress is part of the government with the help of alliance. That is, in total 7 states the party is in government in one way or the other. Apart from this, Congress has Lok Sabha MPs in 17 states.
That is, in figures, Congress is the biggest contender for the leadership of the opposition, while now after the big victory in Karnataka, this claim is looking stronger. The Congress has now openly started preparing the pitch for Rahul Gandhi as well, the election results of the states to be held before 2024 can also strengthen this claim. At the same time, the exercise of the third front may get a big setback.