Elections, Politics in India

Will congress bounce back?

Will Indian National Congress fade into oblivion or bounce back before long? The answer is, it will undoubtedly stage a come back and will be at the helm before long. “A wishful thinking?”, you may ask. Not exactly, if the leaders and party workers are able to convince the people that India’s steady progress on all fronts after independence was due to innumerable welfare measures introduced by the congress under the leadership of Jawaharlal Nehru and his colleagues. The 5 years plans helped us to overcome food scarcity and enhanced employment opportunities, not only for the so called forward communities but also to the SCs and STs solely because of reservations and free education. If we can be proud of white revolution and Green revolution, the credit goes to the congress. Of Course, gradually, all these reputations were hijacked by smaller or regional Parties.

Author: P U Krishnan

First things first. I am one of those retired chaps who are young at heart. I watch cricket matches and jump for joy when Tendulkar scores yet another century. I read newspapers and books too, though I am not crazy about them. I think I have a mind free from hatred and I owe it to the wonders of nature and music. I scribble something now and then and call myself a writer! Though I have settled in Ooty, a lovely hill station in Tamil Nadu—I must emphasize the fact that I was born and brought up in Tellicherry in North Kerala and studied in the good old Government Brennen College. Of and on, my mind goes back to my ancestral house at Tiruvangad in Tellicherry in front of an ancient Sri Ram temple. I am indebted to this wonderful place which inculcated in me a love for cricket and literature. But all said and done, I am an Indian first.

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