The history of Madhya Pradesh did not repeat in Rajasthan. BJP’s strategy could not be successful against Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi’s partnership. Sachin Pilot’s rebellion against Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot along with his 18 supporting MLAs was a golden opportunity for the BJP’s plans in every respect.
Although Union Minister Gajinder Singh Shekhawat is trying to defend himself by saying that the allegations of horse-trading by MLAs are wrong, political experts disagree with his statements.
If Pilot’s plane would have landed on BJP’s ‘runway’, Gajinder Singh would have been given credit for toppling Gehlot government. But the siblings did not let the BJP succeed.
Sachin Pilot’s reconciliation with the Congress, even though he was still in the party, avoided another state from slipping away from their hands. Also, the questions about Rahul Gandhi’s political maturity have been put to halt.
Giving Rahul Gandhi credit for the positive changes in Congress would be unfair because the way Priyanka set the stage for Pilot’s return is unexplainable. While Ashok Gehlot was tarnishing Pilot’s image as a useless and incompetent man, Priyanka was creating an atmosphere for his return.
Now that the political turmoil in Rajasthan has been calmed, it is time for some introspection for BJP. Their mastermind leaders need to be retrained in the art of destabilising opposition governments. However, there is an atmosphere of joy in Congress camp.
The Rahul-Priyanka duo is ready to do something new on the country’s political platform. It would not be wrong to say that if Rahul Gandhi had been active, Kamal Nath’s government in Madhya Pradesh could have been saved. There were differences between Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia in Madhya Pradesh as well.
Now the high command must have realised why he did not come forward to save Kamal Nath’s government, and the BJP’s lotus bloomed in Madhya Pradesh. Well, better late than never. The stability of the Congress government in Rajasthan has boosted the morale of many supporters of Congress. At the same time, there is a sense of disappointment in the BJP.
Rahul and Priyanka working together is a unique example in India’s politics. It has been seen that many leaders take feedbacks from their family members in politics. But both Rahul and Priyanka came out in the open to rescue Rajasthan’s government. They set a new record in Rajasthan’s politics.
People are usually fond of the working style of old leaders. Yet they are always eager to see experiments by new leaders. It should be expected from the siblings that they will do something new in the political arena in the near future. While the duo has become a centre of attraction for the general public, they have certainly worried the BJP.