Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, With elections round-the-corner, Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s tour of politically significant Malwa-Nimar region has not only enthused party workers and leaders but BJP workers are also stirred up as Rahul’s visit has heated up the politics of the state particularly of Malwa Nimar.
Rahul held road shows and public meetings at Ujjain, Dhar, Jhabua, Khargone, Mhow and visited Rajbada, Chhappan Dukan and other places.
Rahul had announced for the first time in Mandsaur that if voted to power Congress will waive the loan of farmers. During tour of Malwa Nimar also he reiterated the Congress CM would be changed on 11th day if he does not write off the farmers’ loan.
Rahul shows commitment towards farmers
This has given a clear message that Rahul is so committed for farmers that he would even change the CM of his party. Talking about farmers, he said loan waiver is the right of farmers as entire country is indebted to farmers. This is the reason that Congress has decided to waive off farmers loan within ten days of coming to power in Madhya Pradesh. Congress has promised to waive off farmers loan in Karnataka and Punjab and fulfilled the promise.
Addressing the public meeting at Dussehra ground of Ujjain, Rahul Gandhi minced no words in attacking BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Alleging misappropriation in funds meant for Ujjain Mahakumbh, he told that VYAPAM scam shattered entire education system and left trail of 50 deaths. Questioning the Kshipra cleanliness drive, he told that corruption prevails in Madhya Pradesh. Even one has to pay money for his small work.
For the Rahul Gandhi-led Congress, winning Madhya Pradesh is the one last chance to salvage its status as a credible, national-level opposition to the BJP. He has been to temples, mosques, even Kailash Mansarovar, criss-crossed thousands of kilometres, held road shows and public rallies without getting a clear clue if his party is winning Madhya Pradesh.
A victory in MP will not only boost the morale of a beleaguered Rahul, but showcase the party as one capable of taking on Narendra Modi and as a national alternative to the BJP. The Congress also has a history of according importance to its regional satraps and giving them a decisive say in ticket distribution and selection of party nominees. Here Rahul faces difficult choice.
Ignoring the advice or recommendations of Jyotiraditya Scindia, Digvijaya Singh, Kamal Nath, Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot or Motilal Vora is easy for Rahul, but in the event of adverse results, he would be held accountable.