The one who got scared …
Congress national spokesperson Ragini Naik is in the news due to one of her tweets. After that tweet, it was said that the G-23 of the leaders in Congress has now changed to G-24. Actually, Sunday was the day for counting of votes in five states, which was very bad for the Congress. The party was wiped out in Bengal. In Kerala and Assam, where he saw the possibility of forming a government, the hands remained empty. On the other hand, the top leader of the Congress appeared unperturbed by this defeat. Rahul Gandhi looked excited by the BJP’s defeat in Bengal, as if the Congress had won there. In such a situation, a tweet by Ragini Nayak made the ghee in the fire. Ragini tweeted – If we (Congress) continue to find our happiness in Modi’s defeat, then how will we introspect on our defeat? ‘ His tweet was considered an attack on Rahul. Later, Ragini felt that this tweet could cause political harm to her, so she came on the defensive. Within a few hours, he tweeted a tweet praising Rahul – ‘After all, the power to end BJP’s misrule in the country lies only in the Congress and in Rahul Gandhi to defeat Modi.’ Similarly, on May 2, the Bihar Congress spokesperson tweeted – ‘Celebrate the joy of having a child in another’s house, now you should try it yourself, so that your house can also blossom’. Later, he too realized that if anything more happened, he started re-tweeting the tweets of Rahul Gandhi and Randeep Surjewala.
Shahabuddin and Muslim Politics
Muslim politics has started in Bihar on the board of Shahabuddin, a four-time MP from Siwan, who died last week in Delhi due to Corona. After Bahubali Shahabuddin’s conviction, his political legacy was handled by his wife, but despite getting a ticket from the RJD in the last three Lok Sabha elections, she could not become an MP even once. Here, the tug of war with the hospital administration in Delhi over the issue of Shahabuddin’s body being handed over to his family, made him a symbol of Muslim politics in Bihar. First a campaign started on social media about how Shahabuddin’s son has to struggle alone to get his father’s body in Delhi and not one RJD leader is seen standing with that family in this difficult time. In the meantime, the attack on RJD started on Twitter with an account made in the name of his son. This one tweet even rocked the top RJD leaders in Bihar that ‘If our father is not allowed to be buried in Bihar, Tejashwi’s politics will be buried forever’. Later it is revealed that the account is fake. Despite this, the RJD had to say due to the commotion, we have never separated ourselves from the Shahabuddin family. It is also discussed in the political corridors of Bihar that Owaisi’s party wants to occupy the space left vacant in Muslim politics after Shahabuddin’s death. In such a situation, what Shahabuddin’s sons do will have to be seen.
Captain’s increasing difficulty
In Punjab, the leaders of his own party have made it even more difficult for Captain Amarender Singh than the Akali Dal and BJP. Interestingly, the top leadership is yet to see any other option than the captain, so the captain is not able to control the growing discontent against him from within the party. So far, three of his vocal opponents within the party have been considered – Navjot Singh Sidhu, Rajya Sabha MP Pratap Singh Bajwa and Ludhiana MP Ravneet Bittu. But two names were added to this list and this is more of a problem for the captain because till now he was considered close to them. State Congress chief Sunil Jakhar and Cooperation Minister Sukhjinder Randhawa have also come under the captaincy. On the other hand, in 2015, the issue of Gurugranth Sahib’s disgrace and the Captain had taken the lead from the Akalidal + BJP government, the same issue has now become a sore throat. After the High Court rejects the SIT report, the blame is being laid on the Captain’s government. In the political circles, it is being said that the religious-minded vote bank, which had helped the captain, may go against him this time.