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Is Congress stealing the thunder from the BJP.

The Congress seems to be doing an image make over as a young and dignified party, endearing itself to the urban crowd, while carrying its old image as a party of the rural masses with equal ease.

  1. Looks like the number of young leaders in congress is on the rise, with the help of Rahul Gandhi, and he seems to be inclined to add more young guns to the team. Contrast this with BJP, which does not have many young leaders to boast of, at the national level. This seems to be a very importnat issue considering that the average age of the  Indian populace is what were term as young.
  2. It is not a secret that the congress sounded more dignified during the mud slinging match between the “weak” PM and the “strong”  Advani (add a pinch of Modi, Rahul and Priyanka to spice it up). After the end of it, it looks like it was the BJP which lost ground because of the episode.
  3. Most of the cities have voted for the Congress or its allies, which until recently have been BJP strong holds. That clearly indicates that the middle class, educated, urban voters are getting pulled towards the congress.
  4. It is a fact that the congress looks better in the media, be it visual or print. BJP spokespersons might be great people with excellent qualification and reputation, but they are not able to create an image in the minds of people which will remove the bad publicity that it has been getting all these years.  But got to admit that the BJP did look dignified in defeat and did not act like a child who just lost a race at the  sports meet.

So the question that I am pondering upon is wether the BJP loosing its shine to the congress? Will it fade into oblivion in the near future?

May 21, 2009 Posted by | Current Affairs | , , | 13 Comments