Congress at crossroads

It is arguably one of the best time for the Congress to nook the BJP-led Union authorities. The nation’s economic system is in free fall, Covid-19 circumstances are rising by leaps and bounds, and there’s no finish in sight to the border standoff with China. However, the principle opposition social gathering is definitely not greatest positioned to mount an offensive towards the Centre. The Congress nonetheless doesn’t have a full-time president, greater than 15 months after Rahul Gandhi give up within the wake of the 2019 Lok Sabha ballot rout. The social gathering is busy expending its power on taming or punishing the has-beens who had been a part of the ‘Group of 23’ that had lobbed a ‘letter bomb’ at interim chief Sonia Gandhi on the eve of the Congress Working Committee assembly. Taking a predictable course, the August 24 meet did nothing greater than to uphold the established order. The social gathering’s reluctance to introspect and its tendency to provide the deceptive impression that the whole lot is hunky-dory have nearly dominated out the potential of sweeping reforms.

Ahead of Parliament’s monsoon session, the Congress’ technique group will meet at the moment to organize a plan to confront the federal government on the ground of the House. Leaders of the Congress and different opposition events are more likely to put their heads collectively later within the week to finalise a joint ground technique. Ironically, regardless of being in a state of drift, the Grand Old Party is anticipated to guide the cost towards the BJP.

The Congress’ try and seize the initiative on the JEE-NEET subject was defeated, with the Supreme Court dismissing a evaluation petition filed by six non-BJP-ruled state governments towards its personal order permitting the Centre to carry the 2 premier entrance exams. But the Central authorities finds itself on a sticky wicket over its failure to compensate the states for the shortfall in GST assortment. Having a lot ammo, all that the Opposition wants is a powerful, vocal social gathering on the forefront. The onus is on the Congress to set its personal home so as. For a begin, it ought to announce the schedule for the much-delayed organisational revamp.

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