Congress has no answer to Modi-Shah-Yogi work ethic | Latest India News

New Delhi: After the BJP electoral juggernaut decimated all opposition in the 2017 UP elections, a former scion of a state Congress family, who had also served as a minister under the UPA II regime , made a candid admission to me during an informal conversation. Giving an example of himself and his modern school education in Lutyens Delhi, he said the Congress leadership could not compete with the 24/7 politics and energy levels Prime Minister Narendra Modi, then party chairman Amit Shah. The leader has since joined the BJP and is now a senior party official in the UP.

The results of the 2022 UP Assembly, where the state repeated a leader after 37 years, is no small achievement, but the result of a well-oiled BJP electoral machine, under the leadership of the executioner of work Narendra Modi. Successive decisive BJP victories in UP, Goa, Uttarakhand and Manipur indicate voter satisfaction with the party’s model of good governance and security and poured water on those who believed Congress was returning to power in Goa and in the UK due to the anti-incumbent factor against BJP state governments. The results showed a pro-incumbent factor with voting percentages rising in favor of the BJP. The big bonus of the verdict is that the BJP now has four other leaders led by the indefatigable Yogi Adityanath across the country. The Manipur victory reveals the party’s grip is tightening on northeast India, the most neglected by past regimes, under the leadership of a clone of Amit Shah and current chief minister of India. Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Unlike the Congress which has part-time leaders and believes that Twitter can replace grassroots work with party cadres, the BJP leadership simply outruns the opposition with tremendous energy, incisive politics and clear goals that are in synergy with growth and objectives. from India. Party leaders like Modi, Shah, JP Nadda and Yogi Adityanath do not allow national media to exercise veto power over their policies and only seek the fourth state or social media to propagate the party’s vision. The party exercises discipline with hardly anyone speaking out of turn and abandons leaders who do not get this message from the top.

While many party members quietly complain that the senior leadership has no time for them, the fact is that leaders like Modi, Shah, Nadda and Yogi are working around the clock for the country or the party. There are no holidays or chill out areas, only traditional Indian sweet food or ice cream are rewards. Those who work with Union Home Minister Amit Shah find his schedules crashing with on-the-go meals and ridiculous sleeping hours. The interior minister hasn’t been out of the country since taking charge of the northern bloc in 2019. But even Shah is number two on PM Modi’s punitive schedule, with Yogi and Nadda adding to the race of workaholics.

With Modi and Shah setting personal examples, the working culture in the party and government is such that everyone must step in when needed with strict punishment for those who blunder or fail to deliver. And this diet is religiously followed by “pana pramukh or field worker in a locality” to the party president to the Prime Minister.

The work ethic in the BJP now stands in stark contrast to the Congress, which is now in disarray due to weak and indifferent leadership. The party will be hard pressed to retain Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh Assembly elections in 2023 if the Congress leadership does not support. The Congress is only a junior partner in the state governments of Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Tamil Nadu. The rise of the AAP party first in Delhi and now in Punjab clearly shows the diversion of Congress votes to the new party, which will now vie for the main opposition space as it tries to spread its wings across the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit the nail on the head Thursday night at the BJP headquarters when he predicted the demise of dynastic politics in the future. Now work counts, family is incidental.


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    Author of Indian Mujahideen: The Enemy Within (2011, Hachette) and Himalayan Face-off: Chinese Assertion and Indian Riposte (2014, Hachette). Awarded K Subrahmanyam Prize for Strategic Studies in 2015 by Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defense Studies and Analysis (MP-IDSA) and Ben Gurion Prize 2011 by Israel.
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