It is clear from this open letter that the Congress party has taken steps to strengthen the UPA exactly two years before the general elections. It seems that the UPA bigwigs have launched a two-pronged strategy of uniting allies and making new friends.
CONGRESS STRATEGY UNDER IMPLEMENTATION 2024 GENERAL ELECTION TARGET: The Congress party is gearing up to strengthen the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) with a view to the 2024 general elections. We need to be bigger in the alliance in this regard. It seems that there is a division of labor over what the rest of the parties in the alliance should do. Recognizing the need from now on to be prepared to face Prime Minister Modi’s charisma at the national level, UPA captain Sonia Gandhi not only designed the campaign but also initiated its implementation. Earlier, the intention was to bring the UPA closer to the minorities. Sri Ramanavami wrote an open letter to the people of the country with the leaders of 13 pro-Congress parties referring to the clashes that took place in various states on the occasion of Hanuman’s birthday, as religious hatred was rampant in the country. However, the fact that some of the states where the clashes took place include some Congress-ruled states and that the issue of peace and security is on the agenda of the states is now being discussed by the Congress leaders in a very convincing manner. Putting this aside, it is clear from this open letter that the Congress party has taken steps to strengthen the UPA exactly two years before the general elections. It seems that the UPA bigwigs have launched a two-pronged strategy of uniting allies and making new friends.
The open letter written to the people of the country with the signatures of the heads of 13 political parties also revealed another point. The open letter revealed that Bengal Tiger, Chief Minister and Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee, who boasted that she would lead a non-Congress, non-BJP alliance and face Modi’s charisma if necessary, was ready to defeat her main rival BJP by working under the leadership of the Congress. Looking at the developments, it is instructive that political tyrant Sharad Pawar has taken on the responsibility of strengthening the UPA this time. Sharad Pawar says Mamata Banerjee has been brought closer to the UPA as the Congress continues to distance itself. Meanwhile, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Routh, who is a guru to the BJP, also seems to have done his part to strengthen the UPA. Sanjay Routh has started efforts to bring non-BJP parties that are not in the UPA closer to the Congress party. Routh has started arrangements to bring non-BJP chief ministers to Mumbai as a forum to discuss the political situation in the country. With the agenda of discussing the developments taking place in the country and the Sangh Parivar’s tactics of inciting religious hatred behind them, it seems that the Congress party has handed over the responsibility of bringing non – BJP CMs together in Mumbai, the commercial capital of the country, to its ally Shiv Sena. Analysts believe that the Shiv Sena has been entrusted with the task of managing the meeting with the strategy that many CMs may not come if the Congress party conducts the meeting itself. Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Routh, who is facing a full-fledged inquiry into unaccounted financial transactions, has cited the Modi government’s misuse of national investigative agencies as part of the non-BJP CMs’ meeting agenda. Issues such as unemployment, inflation and religious freedom were also included in the agenda.
If the Congress party’s action plan is successful, a meeting of non-BJP chief ministers will be held in Mumbai in May. Thus, the efforts of the Congress party to strengthen the UPA will be accelerated. In short, the UPA’s reunification efforts must have begun with an open letter from 13 parties dated April 17. Parties like NCP, Shiv Sena, DMK, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha are continuing in UPA. The latest 13 parties seem to be pushing for the Congress agenda. Is there room for the original Third Front (as some parties call it the Federal Front) in the country? This seems like a very interesting question right now. Because many of the leaders who made the Third Front efforts seem to be gently leaning towards the Congress-led UPA. Mamata Banerjee, who has said she will lead the Third Front in the country after her solid victory in Bengal, is now ready to work with the Congress party. That is why her name was included in the open letter. On the other hand, the national media is reporting that AAP president Arvind Kejriwal, who has never talked about a third alliance, is ready to rejoin the Congress party after rocking the Congress party in Punjab. This is a reminder of the failure of Kejriwal to join the Congress party in Goa. Only Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Telangana Chief Minister KCR and AP Chief Minister YS Jagan are maintaining distance with the Congress party. Naveen Patnaik aside .. Jagan and KCR should consider it difficult to get close to the Congress party. KCR is considered as the rival of the Congress party in Telangana. In addition, Manikkam Tagore, in-charge of Telangana Congress affairs, who arrived in Hyderabad on April 17, said that there would be no alliance with the TRS. YCP chief Jagan, on the other hand, thinks that Sonia Gandhi did not become the CM immediately after the death of her father. He is unlikely to turn in favor of the Congress party.
Here is an interesting observation. KCR, which started its efforts in the name of the Federal Front, met the leaders and CMs of the parties that have been close to the Congress party till now. He did not meet the parties and leaders who are close to the BJP. Based on this, it seems that KCR’s federal efforts to weaken the UPA and not to disturb the BJP – led NDA have led the Congress leaders to conclude the KCR strategy. He went to Chennai and met the DMK chief, CM Stalin. Earlier, he met Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and NCP chief Sharad Pawar. KCR, who went to Delhi, did not meet Kejriwal. Together with other BJP positive leaders .. KCR did not make any attempt to weaken the NDA. Observers believe that the Congress party, which is looking into such matters in depth, has decided that it will not have any alliance with the TRS party. Two months ago, he came forward to work with the TRS party. After that, Prashant Kishore, a political strategist who stepped down, has recently joined the Congress party. Sonia and Rahul jointly asked him to join the party. According to the national media, he is ready for it. If this happens, PK will become the main strategist for the UPA. If this happens, it will be a key development at the national level. This development should be seen as a shock to the NDA alliance ahead of the 2024 general elections.