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canada goose uk shop In the general election campaign of 2014, we first heard the Bharatiya Janata Party call for a Congress mukt Bharat. Meaning, the finishing off of the Congress party. canada goose uk shop

The Indian National Congress has governments in seven states. These include three small states in the northeast Mizoram, Manipur and Meghalaya two major states in the south, Kerala and Karnataka, and two small states in the north, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

In Uttarakhand, there is some uncertainty about whether the Congress will keep its government so let us leave it out of this analysis. Elections in that state are scheduled for next year, if not earlier, and it is most unlikely that the Congress will win the state again, given that it has been alternating power with the BJP in the last four elections.

In Himachal also, elections are due next year. And again, in an alternating type scenario, it canada goose outlet mall is difficult to see the Congress retaining the state. Himachal’s chief minister has a CBI canada goose outlet washington dc inquiry against him on the allegation of holding assets disproportionate to his income and it is not easy to say how long he will survive. The other thing is that one of the BJP’s brightest stars canada goose outlet houston is in the opposition. That is the powerful head of India’s cricket control board, Anurag Thakur. The Congress has nobody of his charisma in the state.

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It seems the Congress just does not have the energy and vitality to break through in the states where it has a ground presence and the wind of anti incumbency on its back. This is true of many states like Orissa, Andhra Pradesh and all the BJP states like Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh which are now permanently saffron.

In the northeast, the politics is not really ideological. Local leaders align themselves to whichever political party rules Delhi. It is probable that all three Congress governments here will also vanish.

There is not a single state in which the Congress looks comfortable.

Outside politics, in the national media, the party’s reputation continues to take the battering it has been receiving since 2011 and the Anna Hazare movement.

uk canada goose It is on the defensive on issues like nationalism, terrorism and corruption. Coverage of its personalities like Rahul Gandhi and his brother in law Robert Vadra is most often negative. Despite the inability of the BJP to bring about great change in Delhi, the Congress has been unable to seize the narrative. uk canada goose

The Gandhis do not determine what the news agenda is, anymore than they could when the Congress was in power. Regional parties like Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Admi Party and state leaders like Nitish Kumar have gained credibility as opposition leaders at the expense of the canada goose outlet Congress.

Canada Goose sale The current round of elections will bring terrible news for the Gandhis. It will return the debate to the issue of Congress mukt Bharat. The question this time will not be if this is going to happen but when Canada Goose sale.

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