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Is Narendra Modi's 'Congress free India' a realistic dream?
PM Narendra Modi, during Lok Sabha election campaign- in almost all his mega rallies had always said that his dream is to make India Congress free. He always expressed that he wanted a 'Congress Mukta Bharat' (Congress free India).

No doubt it was a very powerful tagline (from the marketing point of view) to tap the anti-Congress emotions of people - at a time especially when people were quite fed up with the Congress - to its most effectiveness. And the result is, it worked immensely making the 125-year-old party to suffer its worst-ever electoral defeat. With just 44 seats in its kitty, the Congress is not even in a condition to claim the status of Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha (LoP).

Clearly the Lok Sabha rout has made the Congress spineless and tottering. But dreaming of an India free from the Congress may sound rudely unrealistic! But Modi is no nonsense dreamer…right! As of now at least it's quite clear that sensible Modi don't utter gibberish unless there is a realistic possibility. Then is it a fact that India can indeed be Congress free?

Let's have an analysis of current scenario of the Congress Party and its future possibility across the country.

The Lok Sabha drubbing of the Congress in Assam, Maharashtra and Haryana has left the party with inter conflicts and inter fighting blame games. Unfortunately for the past two decades, the Congress has been controlled by people who have failed in their own states and have limited mass appeal.

Whether it is Prithvi Raj Chouhan in Maharashtra or Tarun Gogoi in Assam or Bhupinder Singh Hooda in Haryana, all have failed. In these states it is facing serious anti-incumbency.

Again due to serious failure of UPA at the Centre, there is also a factor of growing tension with its allies in Maharashtra, Jharkhand and J&K. The central leadership is not in a situation to chalk out any strategy to win elections in the five states of Maharashtra, Assam, Jharkhand, Haryana and J&K.

Barring some doling out of freebies and reservations on caste and religious grounds, the party hasn't done anything and not even making out something to win in any of the states ruled by the Congress or its allies.

So in short three significant factors: anti- incumbency, inter party fights and the tug of war with its allies are likely to eclipse its possibility of coming to power in the states like Maharashtra, J&K, Jharkhand and Haryana.

We all know there is lot of ambiguity in Delhi's political scenario. However whatever the situation in Delhi – election or no-election - the game will be between AAP and BJP only. The Congress is not even in the picture.

Karnataka and Kerala have a tradition of alternative government. In fact the irresponsible statement of Karnataka CM with regard to the horrendous crime against a six year old girl has made chances of the Congress to come into power even more remote.

In Uttar Pradesh we have already seen the devastation of the Congress in Lok Sabha polls. SP was an ally of UPA and anti-incumbency faced by SP will adversely affect the Congress anyway. Also no chance for a repeat in Himachal Pradesh as well courtesy to the infamous stinking corruption charges with the ruling government.

In Uttarakhand though it won by-elections but it doesn't guarantee its chance in future Assembly elections courtesy "by-elections often go in favor of the ruling government".

Technically in Punjab, the Congress has a chance as the ruling SAD is facing anti-incumbency. But unfortunately AAP is equally strong there and I don't see a possibility of AAP skipping Punjab Assembly elections.

So after 2-3 years the Congress might be ruling "No States" and India will be certainly Congress free!

The Congress's avaricious politics of grabbing office (LoP) at any cost has left its local leaders and cadres confused and directionless. Effective communication isn't the virtue of the Congress. Indeed, all its leaders work and walk in different directions.

If the truth be told, it's just that the fate of the Congress is at risk and its very survival is at threat. All due to the ineffective leadership and lack of glitter and aura of Rahul Gandhi. Moreover both Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi have lost their brand worth as Gandhi beacon and it's out of their capability to put their party on the victory stand again. Unfortunately the party is packed with pigmy and sycophants who have no spine to dare Gandhis to realize the reality.

However, Narendra Modi has again proved to be a visionary and farsighted leader as he dared to dream a Congress free India (Congress Mukta Bharat) at a time when nobody would have been even slightly thought of it. It's really a very realistic dream…Isn't it?

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