Rahul Gandhi Employs Novel Campaign Technique in Wayanad to Capture Public Attention

Rahul Gandhi faces criticism from BJP for contesting in Wayanad, Kerala, amid allegations of allying with 'anti-national' groups. The heated exchanges highlight the intense political rivalry ahead of the elections.

Dil Bar Irshad
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Rahul Gandhi Employs Novel Campaign Technique in Wayanad to Capture Public Attention

Rahul Gandhi Employs Novel Campaign Technique in Wayanad to Capture Public Attention

Rahul Gandhi, the Congress leader and candidate from Wayanad, Kerala, has been employing a novel technique to capture public attention during his election campaign. The move comes amidst accusations from BJP leaders that Gandhi lacks assurance in winning his traditional seat of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh.

BJP National President JP Nadda alleged that Gandhi's decision to contest from Wayanad is due to his alliance with 'anti-national' organizations like the Popular Front of India (PFI) and Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI). Nadda claimed that Gandhi's lack of faith in the people of the nation led him to seek an alliance with these groups.

Nadda further accused Gandhi of being under investigation in the National Herald corruption case and protecting corrupt individuals while engaging in family politics. The BJP candidate in Wayanad, K. Surendran, pointed out that Gandhi will file his nomination papers in Amethi after the Wayanad elections, suggesting that Wayanad is not his permanent political base.

To counter Gandhi's campaign, Nadda highlighted the achievements of the Modi government, including the Ujjwala Yojana, Jal Jeevan Mission, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. These initiatives aim to improve the lives of citizens across the country.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also criticized Gandhi for mocking his underwater puja at the holy site of Dwarka in Gujarat. Modi defended his actions, stating that he performed the puja with full devotion and that Gandhi's remarks were an insult to the thousands-years-old tradition and faith. Gandhi had earlier taken a jab at Modi, alleging that critical issues like inflation and unemployment were being overlooked.

Modi launched a double-barreled attack on Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi, accusing them of running a 'film starring two princes' in Uttar Pradesh and leaving no opportunity to criticize the BJP's faith. He also slammed the previous state administrations in UP for neglecting the concerns of farmers, highlighting the BJP's efforts to alleviate their hardships.

Why this matters: The heated exchanges between Rahul Gandhi and BJP leaders underscore the intense political rivalry and contrasting campaign strategies in the lead-up to the elections. The outcome in Wayanad and other key constituencies could have significant implications for the balance of power in the next government.

Despite the criticism from BJP leaders, Rahul Gandhi's decision to contest from Wayanad is seen as a strategic move influenced by local dynamics and broader political alliances in Kerala. Gandhi maintains his position in Wayanad despite receiving overwhelming support in Wayanad during the 2019 General Election, winning by a massive margin of four lakh votes. The complex political landscape in Kerala, where the Congress and CPI(M) are rivals but showing signs of aligning against the BJP, adds an intriguing dimension to the contest.

Key Takeaways

  • Rahul Gandhi contesting from Wayanad, Kerala, amid BJP's accusations of lack of confidence in Amethi
  • BJP alleges Gandhi's alliance with 'anti-national' groups like PFI and SDPI in Wayanad
  • BJP highlights Modi govt's welfare schemes, criticizes Gandhi for mocking PM's Dwarka puja
  • Modi attacks Gandhi, Yadav for 'film starring two princes' in UP, neglecting farmers' concerns
  • Wayanad outcome could impact balance of power in next government, despite Gandhi's strong position