Congressional "Baba" worship when the streets are sweltering

The Congress is deserving of oblivion.

For three days, Congress leaders have tried to persuade the public that the Gandhis, the party's top leadership, should be exempt from the rule of law. This is nothing short of a failure of leadership, concepts, and people's overall comprehension.

While the Congress leaders were busy boarding buses and taking to the streets, youth throughout the country were busy deciphering the significance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Agnipath plan.

To grasp the scheme's objective, the youth had to rely on the opinions of relatives who may have been or are serving in the military.

Neither the Congress leaders nor their Opposition counterparts have come up to explain why the youth should be apprehensive of the government's new plan to recruit (employ) 46000 youth this year on a four-year contract, and then let go 75% of them by handing over a Rs 11 lakh cheque.

The opposition leaders were busy fine-tuning their presidential campaign strategies. The Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister had taken the initiative in convening a conference of the Opposition parties, but two usual suspects, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Telangana Rashtra Party, were absent (TRS).

The objective for the opposition parties in the Presidential election was to steal the show.

On Thursday, Congress leaders and Opposition parties noticed that the youth had taken to the streets, setting fire to a few train bogeys.

Bihar's youth were the first to take to the streets in protest against the Agnipath programme. The chain reaction began, with young people in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, and other states marching to the streets to express their displeasure with the 'Theka wala' employment in the military services, which they had been promised for four years. They want army careers like their brothers, uncles, and fathers did in the past, where they could retire with dignity and social and financial stability.

The country's youth are even more enraged since they have witnessed their elders being exploited at work in the name of contractual employments, while labour regulations have devolved into pieces of paper on which employers can spit with impunity.

What the Congress done in the previous 24 hours that the party leaders were unaware of the youth's mood would remain a puzzle. This demonstrates that the Congress is politically dead, and that it only comes to life during elections, hoping that the people will hand over power to them simply because their top leaders bear the surname Gandhi.

The Congress leaders have demonstrated that they are deluded by the sickness of sycophancy by protesting the questioning of their former president Rahul Gandhi. Such sick people are incapable of giving the people a voice.


Previously, the investigative agencies questioned a number of political leaders. When the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) was in power at the Centre, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also questioned for hours by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in Ahmedabad when he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat.

If the Congress leaders have a short memory, they will recall that throughout the 1990s, investigating agencies went knocking on the doors of most major political party leaders, but their supporters did not come to the streets to protest.

The laws under which Rahul Gandhi is being investigated have changed over time as a result of debate and experiences in Parliament during the UPA and NDA governments.

Hundreds of civilians are summoned by investigative agencies and handled horribly in all regions of the country, even if they haven't done any wrongdoings, yet they never get sympathy from the political class.

Why should there be a commotion if Rahul Gandhi is summoned by the ED?

If the judiciary has taken notice of his business practises, it is his responsibility to come clean if claims of financial wrongdoing have been made.

The National Herald newspaper went out of business decades ago, but the assets it controlled continued to enrich those linked with its administration. Shouldn't Rahul Gandhi explain what happened to the money from commercial rentals from National Herald properties across the country, including Central Delhi, while the journalists who worked there are living in abject poverty?

The farm restrictions were the focus of the country's largest people-led protest in recent years. The Congress and the opposition parties made little effort to persuade the government to repeal the controversial farm laws.

The anti-Agnipath agitation has erupted across the country on its own, with none of the opposition parties assisting the youth in understanding the matter.

In reality, it is not unreasonable to conclude that all political parties, including those in opposition-controlled states, are participating in promoting contractual employment without adhering to even the most fundamental principles outlined in the enabling legislation. As a result, the opposition parties' late recognition of the Agnipath scheme's "pitfalls" is hypocritical.

For the past eight years, the Congress has been denied the designation of opposition party in the Lok Sabha. In the Rajya Sabha, the party faces a similar destiny.

If the party continues on its current path, it will eventually fade away, leaving no regrets.