Even during the election season, the difficulties of the Congress do not seem to be diminishing. Former Union Minister, veteran Congress leader and one of the party’s spokespersons, PC Chacko has resigned from the party. Already facing the problems of PC Chacko’s resignation, the Gandhi family has laid more thorns in the way. The resignation of PC Chacko, given just before the election in the electoral state of Kerala, is going to make the MP from this state and former Congress President Rahul Gandhi red with shame. PC Chacko has been considered special by both Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. His tenure as Delhi Congress in-charge from 2014 to 2020 reflects this belief easily. In fact, during the tenure of Chacko, the Congress failed to win a single seat in the 2015 and 2020 assembly elections, along with the Lok Sabha elections in the national capital Delhi.
Now once we take a look at the complaints, which PC Chacko wrote in his letter to Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and commented in the media. Chacko said that ‘democracy is not left in the Congress. I come from Kerala, where Congress is not a party. The Congress high command is making a mute spectator. I did not think it was right to join the G-23 for the sake of the Congress, but the questions they (G-23) raised are very important for the party. Such a sharp remark by this veteran Congress leader has come at a challenging time when the G-23 leaders are questioning the working of the Gandhi family and especially Rahul Gandhi.
Rahul Gandhi has made several trips to Kerala recently to ensure that the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) can return to power. Since the 1980s, there has been a change of power in the state assembly elections every fifth year. The CPM-led ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) is trying to break this tradition by retaining power. The LDF would particularly like to do so after its recent strong performance in the local body elections.
Rahul Gandhi made a bizarre statement in his recent visit to Kerala to connect people with himself.
During one of his visits to Kerala, Rahul Gandhi made a strange statement to connect people with himself. He said that the voters of Kerala were ‘not superficial’, on which there was a lot of political uproar. He said, ‘for the first 15 years I was an MP in North India, where I had become accustomed to a different type of politics. For me, coming to Kerala was like a sudden fresh breeze. People here are interested in issues, not just on the surface, but go to the root of the issue.’
Interestingly, when Rahul Gandhi was trying to win over the voters of Kerala before the assembly elections. At that time, the frustration of PC Chacko, who was loyal to the Gandhi family for a long time, was increasing. The reason for his frustration was that the party’s two sides – senior Congress leaders Chandy and Ramesh Chennithala, who were heading the Congress were allegedly distributing tickets without discussing their chances of victory. .
Chacko resigned from the party and said that it is very difficult to be a Congressman in Kerala. In Kerala, where the Congress has a chance to return to power, Rahul Gandhi has failed to improve the complexities spread among the party factions. This statement of PC Chacko makes him stand in support of disgruntled leaders of Congress G-23. The G-23 is a group of disgruntled Congress leaders who last year wrote a letter to the interim president of the Congress, Sonia Gandhi, demanding the election of key positions of the party, including the president. This group is informally led by Ghulam Nabi Azad. Dissatisfied leaders also demanded easy availability of the Congress leadership at any time.
Chacko explained that he did not join the G-23 for the sake of the Congress, but the questions they have raised are very important for the party. The questions of disgruntled leaders of G-23 were related to deciding the accountability of Congress leadership. Actually, the party is constantly losing its leaders, whom the Congress has pushed ahead in politics. At the same time, it is losing its political base state by state. The dissidents say that the Congress is facing a crisis to save its existence. Chacko’s resignation has provided evidence of this.