SDPI: Congress lost due to corruption & wrong policies

December 9, 2013 by  
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ElectionsMadhya Pradesh, December 08, 2013: The Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) has termed the rout of Congress in the four state assembly elections of Rajasthan, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh as neither astonishing nor surprising.

The BJP has taken full advantage of the weaknesses of the Congress party, its wrong policies and due to its soft Hindutva stance which has hurt the interests of the minorities, especially the Muslims, SDPI believes.

SDPI national president A. Sayeed in a statement while reacting to the poll results in the four states pointed out that BJP has neither won because of Modi factor nor its election manifesto or its policies. He said that the humiliating defeat of the Congress in the just concluded elections isn’t just a defeat of its regional satraps but it’s a rejection at once of the UPA regime at the Centre. This is bound to affect the party’s prospects in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections if it does not takes corrective measures immediately to stem the rot.

Sayeed said poor governance of Congress’ state governments in Delhi and Rajasthan coupled with communal strife in the latter state has proved very costly for it. In addition to this the Congress-led UPA Government at the centre has become embodiment of corruption with series of scams, its wrong priorities, ineffective governance and overlooking the genuine demands of minorities has led the people to express their ire against the party.

He said the Congress should not be under the illusion that the minority votes, especially that of Muslims, would propel them to power once again as they did in 2004 and 2009. This time round it is likely to prove wrong as Muslims feel cheated.

The non-implementation of Rangnath Mishra Commission and Liberahan Commission reports, non-tabling of the Communal Violence Bill in Parliament and giving equal status to Muslims with other backward communities are some of the issues has been haunting the community over the years while Congress continues to look the other way.

Sayeed said the results have placed the UPA regime and the Congress leadership in the dock like never before. It seems that very strong anti-incumbency wave is blowing across the nation which may become a storm in the coming months.

He said that Congress and BJP are the two sides of the same coin and people are looking for alternatives. The arrival of AAP in a big way in Delhi elections has proved this. He hoped SDPI in future will emerge as an alternative at the national level to give good governance and clean administration.

– tcn

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