Its exercise has become a headache for Congress, which is dreaming of returning to power by putting forward regional faces with a large support base in the state elections.The party somehow managed to make Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh the election face of the party after a lot of efforts in Uttarakhand and Harish Rawat in Punjab, but the path is not easy for him in other states.Due to factionalism and internal strife, it remains a challenge for the party to declare the chief minister's face in states like Himachal Pradesh, Goa and Manipur, while the elections in these states are very important for the national politics of the Congress as its direct contest in these states is the BJP. is from.
This matter is also a double challenge for Congress because in these three states the BJP will be in the fray with the faces of its current Chief Ministers.The Congress has suffered the brunt of not being a face in the state elections in the recently held elections in Kerala and Assam.Due to the failure in these two states, Congress is taking a whirlwind action on this issue.Due to which the fight for the chief minister's post did not increase among the veterans of the state, due to this, Congress made a bet to enter the electoral fray with collective leadership, which it lost.In such a situation, hesitation to bring face to face in Himachal Pradesh, Manipur and Goa can spoil the game of Congress.
It is not easy for the leadership to strike a balance between the current challenges of Congress's top organization and the ambitions of the stalwarts of the states.The party is avoiding taking the risk of other states like the Captain Amarinder Singh vs Sidhu case in Punjab.In Himachal, where the party is hoping to come to power in the next elections, it is avoiding putting forward the chief minister's face.After the death of Virbhadra Singh, two contenders for leadership in Himachal Congress are trying to strengthen their camp.While Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Mukesh Agnihotri wants to take over the leadership with the help of his contacts, on the other hand, former State Congress President Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu is seeing himself as Virbhadra's successor with a strong ground hold and non-controversial image.
Recently, some MLAs who were close to Virbhadra Singh have also joined his camp, supporting Sukhu.It is understood that due to this competition, the high command is refraining from taking the risk of putting forward the face in Himachal. Singh's leadership had played a major role in the victory of the Congress.By the way, the Congress leadership did not face any problem in making Harish Rawat the election face in the neighboring state of Uttarakhand as there is no other leader to compete with him in the state.
Although it is also true that the election command of a big state like Uttar Pradesh is being handled by party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra herself, but the suspense of the face of the party's leadership still remains.The party's challenge in Goa and Manipur is more or less the same as in Himachal.In Manipur, the party president left the Congress last month.The central leadership is trying to bring the organization back on track, while the Congress, which won 17 seats in the last elections in Goa, has only five MLAs left at the time.There are also four former chief ministers in it.Among them, former Chief Minister Digambar Kamat Party is the strongest contender.But the party divided into factions does not want to upset even old stalwarts like Luzino Faleiro and Pratap Singh Rane.Perhaps this is the reason why efforts are being made to appease the candidates for the post of CM by handing over the command of different election committees.
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