Salman Khurshid mentioned that the mustn’t settle for the “pessimistic view” that it has misplaced an excessive amount of floor and it can not now regain.
BENGALURU: Senior Congress chief Salman Khurshid desires his celebration to suppose large just like the BJP, and refuse to simply accept “pessimistic view” that the outfit has now grow to be too small, weak and can’t regain its misplaced floor.
“One take-away that I’ve from (West) Bengal and Assam (Assembly elections) is: You ought to by no means, by no means settle for that you’re too small, you might be too weak and that you may’t make it large in a specific area or State”, he instructed PTI in an interview on Monday.
“I think, BJP has done that (think-big strategy) where they had no existence at all. They tried to do it in other places where they still don’t have any existence,” Khurshid mentioned.
The Congress, the previous Union minister insisted, mustn’t settle for the “pessimistic view” that it has misplaced an excessive amount of floor and it can not now regain.
“I think with determination and confidence, we can and that’s what we should do.”
Khurshid agreed with evaluation in some quarters that there was tactical voting within the latest meeting elections in West Bengal, the place the Congress and the Left had been “wiped out”.
“That’s true. One analyst said the extent of tactical voting that happened in Bengal may not have happened in Assam but obviously tactical voting happened in both the places,” he mentioned.
“…what do you do with it (tactical voting) as a party for the future, it’s something that we will have to consider”.
Khurshid was requested about his tackle evaluation by a few of his celebration leaders who blamed a tie-up with Indian Secular Front contributing to the rout in West Bengal and people who claimed that the partnership with AIUDF value the celebration dearly in Assam.
“Whenever you don’t succeed, this is the kind of explanation that you are given; when you succeed, you are given a different explanation,” he mentioned.
“So, I don’t think post-hoc explanations are sensible although they help you analyse your decision-making process and merits of that decision. All I can say is: much can be said on both sides.”
Khurshid additionally mentioned that the Congress manifesto for meeting elections in Uttar Pradesh, due subsequent 12 months, can be a manifesto “from amongst” the individuals.
“Idea is to be a little more analytical about what is it that people want and see if we can give it,” he mentioned.
Khurshid added: “Of course, we continue to face that problem of irrational division along castes and communities, and that will get resolved over a period. That (the division) can’t be something which can be wished away. It will get resolved over a period.”
In the meeting elections, the outcomes of which had been declared on May 2, the Congress was decimated in West Bengal, the place the Trinamool Congress received with a tally of 213 of 294 seats.
The Congress additionally didn’t defeat incumbent governments in Kerala and Assam.
In Puducherry, the celebration was defeated by the NR Congress-led National Democratic Alliance.
However, in Tamil Nadu, the Congress was a constituent of the profitable Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam-led alliance.