Contrary to the national and international media reports already buzzing with the anticipated tussle between BJP poster-boy Narendra Modi and the Gandhi-scion of Congress Rahul Gandhi in the upcoming Lok Sabha 2014 Polls, it might come as a surprise to many that Congress might not declare ‘Rahul’ as their Prime Ministerial candidate face.
Interactions with top All India Congress Committee office bearers who are part of the strategic think-tank have hinted that the plan of the Congress party is to not focus on individuals but of the ideologies of the Congress party, the work done by the UPA government in the last couple of years and the new progressive election manifesto of the party which is currently in its planning stage.
The strategy, GoaChronicle.com has learned is being pushed forward by none other than Rahul Gandhi himself who is more keen in building the Congress and taking the party vision and mission to the grass-root level across the country. “Becoming the prime-minister is the last agenda on the mind of Rahul. He is keen to ensure that India progressive under the Congress party. Since at end in India’s democratic frame-work the citizens most vote for the vision and mission of a political party rather than a single individual, because success can only be achieved through collective responsibilities rather than one individual hob-nobbing for the PMs chair,” expressed a very close confidante and advisor to Rahul Gandhi.
“Rahul wants India and Congress to win. The Prime Minister role will be decided in a democratic manner within the party itself,” stated yet another senior Congress leader.
It will be interesting to wait and watch to see the strategy that the BJP adopts, considering that in the run-up to the Prime Ministerial face and with Narendra Modi making a strong fight for it, it has already faced two serious internal and external collateral damage, one being BJP most-senior leader LK Advani and BJP strongest ally in the NDA Alliance – JD (U) under Sharad Yadav and Nitish Kumar.