Rahul Gandhi said that the extent of the Covid pandemic – there were over 4.14 lakh infections reported across India yesterday alone, the highest single-day spike across the globe – is 'currently on the verge of overwhelming all of our systems'
While Rahul has repeatedly tried to justify the Congress’ poor poll performance by accusing the BJP of capturing key institutions, Mamata, Stalin and Vijayan have proved that electorate support trumps all other factors
It is true that Nirmala Sitharaman and Mayawati’s attack against Rahul Gandhi is misdirected and neither of them or any other frontline political leader has made the effort to personally reach out to the lakhs of migrants who have hit India’s national and state highways in their long.
Rahul Gandhi has acquiesced to a demand that emanated out of petty infighting in the Kerala unit of the Congress -- Wayanad is not a constituency chosen out of some coherent strategy. And the deeper problem: it also pits the Congress against the Left. That's confused signalling.
The way the Congress party handled the selection of new Chief Ministers for the Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, it suggests that the 'high command' culture in the party may have given way to more inner-party democracy. The same cannot be said for the BJP.