Congress Going into Oblivion

It is time the Congress stood for a political idea rather than a political family.

it is time the Congress stood for a political idea rather than a political family
It is time the Congress stood for a political idea rather than a political family

The Congress party does not have a clear ideology nor does it have any leader who can effectively communicate whatever little it has to offer.

Last week, there were 3 articles in TOI advising induction of new blood as leaders in the Congress party. But why waste time on a party which has no worthwhile leader and nothing positive to show as its performance over the last 70 years, as against, off-course, its record of emergency, Sikh massacre and corruption.

The facts of the emergency and Sikh massacre are too stark to be forgotten. But the facts of corruption are more often than not forgotten or get lessened in gravity, particularly to newer generations. Hence, how the legacy of corruption has been carried forward under Congress rule need to be recounted so that such evil regimes are never allowed again to continue with their misrule.

It would be difficult to find out a single leader in the Congress party who is above reproach.

Corruption and nepotism started under Nehru’s benign gaze in post-independence India with the Jeep Scandal, the Mundhra-LIC scandal and the Dharma Teja-Jayanti Shipping Corporation scam and has continued to flourish till 2014 under the patronage of his dynasty. These include Bofors and many cases of corruption perpetrated during the UPA 1 and UPA 2 misrule. Corruption was all-pervasive starting from bribes and tax evasions to large value financial fraud, black money generation and illegal overseas deposits.

Some Major Scams under UPA Government are:

2G Spectrum Scam (2008): One of the biggest scams in India was the 2G scam, in which telecom minister A. Raja was charged for issuing 2G licenses to private telecom players at very cheap rates in 2008. No rules and regulations were followed. The scam cost Rs 1.76 lakh crore to the government.

Commonwealth Games Scam (2010): The total worth of the Commonwealth Games Scam is estimated to be Rs. 70,000 crores. The face of the scam was Suresh Kalmadi, the Congress party representative to the 15th Lok Sabha from the Pune constituency. At that time, Kalmadi was the Chairman of the Organising Committee of the Delhi Commonwealth Games. Other big-shots allegedly involved were Sheila Dikshit, the then chief minister of Delhi and Robert Vadra.

Coal Scam (2012): With the Coal Scam, the government bore a loss of Rs 1.86 lakh crore. The CAG presented a report and pointed out the irregularities involved in the auctioning of 194 coal blocks.

Chopper Scam (2012): This scam is an example of bribery and corruption in India which involved many politicians, senior officials in India like former Indian Air Force Chief, Chief Marshal S.P. Tyagi, and helicopter manufacturer Augusta Westland. The company had given bribe to get a contract for supplying 12 helicopters worth USD 610 million. A note presented on March 15, 2008, in an Italian court indicates that the former Congress President Sonia Gandhi was also probably involved in the scam.

Adarsh Scam (2012): The Adarsh Housing Scam is related to the allocation of flats below market rates in a very posh 31-storey building, the Adarsh Housing Society in Colaba, Mumbai. Allegations have been made against three former chief ministers of Maharashtra – Sushil Kumar Shinde, Vilas Rao Deshmukh and Ashok Chavan.

The list of scams under the UPA government is too long and looks never-ending. High profile leaders who have been accused of corruption recently include the likes of former External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid who was implicated in a Rs 71 lakh scam and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul who were indicted by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy of a Rs 1,600 Cr fraud. Oscar Fernandez, Sam Pitroda and Motilal Vora are co-accused in this case.

Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra and P Chidambaram and his son Karthi Chidambaram have recently come under the spotlight for alleged graft through their businesses and office. The Enforcement Directorate has summoned Robert Vadra in money laundering case relating to alleged possession of foreign assets. He has been granted anticipatory bail. Chidambaram and his son have been charged by CBI in Aircel-Maxis case and INX Media case. Now, there are reports that CBI is going to initiate proceedings against Kamal Nath for corruption. This way it would be difficult to find out a single leader in the Congress party who is above reproach.

India has voted against entitlement which the Congress represents. Scroll in says it is time the Congress stood for a political idea rather than a political family. But the party does not have a clear ideology nor does it have any leader who can effectively communicate whatever little it has to offer. It is therefore only natural and desirable for the party to go into oblivion.

1. The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of PGurus.


  1. Congress should not be allowed to go into oblivion. For the effective functioning of the Demoracy a stron opposition party is a must. Now, after this elections, most of the regional parties will fade away and a couple parties won the elections will also fade away, since “dynasty” is no more selling brand. Congress should be released from the dynasty clutches and revived. All the members of fading regional parties will “gravitate” towards BJP and Congress paving way for healthy “bi-polar” system.


  3. Questions to Ponder Over:
    1. Who was putting the Big money for the BJP Campaigns for Modi & Co. for MULTITUDE JET-set criss-crossing India during election times in both 2014 and again in 2018-2019? So, there ought to be payback time is.n’t it?
    2. Has anything useful emerged in the true interest of West Bengal POOR who lost their money in Saradha and Rose Valley scams EXCEPT that Mr. Mukul Roy jumped ship and created a stir in the Bay of Bengal?
    3. BJP Central High Command did “LET DOWN” their small force of dedicated provincial BJP Cadre in Tamilnadu as they ordered them to join hands with one Dravidian faction, AIADMK, as they succumbed to STITCH an unholy, immoral alliance. Several IT raids heroically initiated on AIADMK leaders, TOP Govt. officials, Govt. Contractors, movie/TV stars were hurriedly closed and never talked about openly as BJP joined hands with them in the hope of getting majority at the Centre. BJP failed to act: ‘Means be as Good as the Goal”
    4. P. Chidambaram and his son, Karti are given FULL Protection and P.C. is well Protected and INSULATED from imminent arrest despite overwhelming evidence provided by Dr. Subramanian Swamy to bring him to book. Look at how Malaysia and Maldives have addressed issues of Corruption at the TOP. It never happens in India. Modi and Amit Shah can’t deny the solid CONTRIBUTIONS and the good work Dr. S. Swmay has put in towards the sizeable vote BJP has garnered in both 2014 and 2019. Although he was NOT well-utilized by BJP in poll campaign, the BJP has not Recognized or REWARDED or acknowledged Dr. Swamy’s immense contribution for the BJP’s success.
    5. Bofors, 2-G, CWG, Augusta-Westland, Aircel Maxis, INX Media, National Herald, Sunanda’s death mystery, Dawood Ibrahim-Bombay entertainment close links, Marans Fibre optics Cable links are not truly unfathomable but going all out to EXPOSE will bring out those across party lines and affect some big names in the BJP camp. The opponents in the non-BJP Camp can use this effectively to hush up the matter. Thus, it is best to keep the major issues of bringing back Dawood Ibrahim, Masood Azhar, Hafeez Sayeed, Corruption at the Centre in Delhi being always talked about in the media to DEFLECT the Aam Admi but never resolve them.
    The Stench and Stink being so VAST and all encompassing, it is BEST to keep this brewing for EVER with much hype and Euphoria happening on the MEDIA BURNER and let these cases remain long-drawn to DIE their natural slow death as time rolls. They will never come up for CLOSURE in the courts. Look at what happened to CWG, Coal, 2-G, Bofors MEGA Scams. In conclusion, Neera Radia tape did expose and provide the GLIMPSE of the close nexus in operation in Delhi power corridors towards – “Getting Things Done” by our old boys network of truly selfish Bureaucrats-Corporate Power Holders-Netas working in Close Collusion to save India. Can we change this strong Nexus? No way. It will continue for ever in TRUE India as per the edicts – Sathyam Eva Jayathe – Jai Hind.

    • Here comes a Italian VATICAN Ethiopian, faithfully serving the interests of White colonial bosses, After all Italy was colonial master and BAAP of Ethopians

  4. List the number of persons who went to jail from any of the listed scams ? Zero. So what’s the role of Modi gov to send these culprits to jail ? No answer.

  5. The Congress’ political idea is now firmly with the BJP which is no less socialist, Delhi knows best, big Government party which the early Congiwallahs like Nehru envisaged. It is time to build a right wing alternative to the BJP – a modern version of the erstwhile Swatantra party.

  6. Yeah Congress-I is madness of many for the “benefit of few”!!
    Freedom movement parachuted Mahatma Gandhi gifted us this ugly family with Hindu names indeed!!We tolerated this for 71 years now!
    Mahatma Gandhi with Dynasty lead Congress was a movement then (original freedom fighters were
    conveniently forgotten )and after independence had cow and calf as a party symbol turned to Hand symbol after the 1967 Split, it had become Congress-I with “secularism” inserted into the Constitution to ruin the Country!

    Emergency, Sikh massacre and corruption were issues but BJP made us forget them and dumped Dr.Swamy too and still gives this corrupt dynasty many cushions with SPG at the cost of tax payers and separate mansions to Mother and Son ( daughter, son-in-law), soon become leader of the opposition in the Parliament in-spite of not getting 56 LS seats!!

    During Indira’s time we had “Indira Vikas Patra” not vikas of people/country!! Person’s vikas even after her death!!

    Solace is that the BJP is a lesser evil.
    PM Modi is just another PM feeds us with development mantra and magnanimous slogan “sabka saathe sabka ka vikas”!! Under his surgical leadership crooks may not be punished. Of course HC/SC may be misused by the almighty dynasty! PM lacks pan Indian admin experience.

      • Namasthe Anupam ji!
        Let NaMo send dozen proved corrupt crooks to Tihar jail first. Not to Parliament!
        NaMo does not know what is happening under his very nose…PMO. It’s evident then and now too. Pappu gets info first!!

        This so called Naram and Garam /Doves and Hawks masala formula prevailing in BJP for 30 years does not work. Globalization gone. Nationalism has came in.

        BJP/RSS should learn to give respect for an erudite scholar(s). We need brains with vast pan Indian admin experience multi faceted personalities to Govern us. I prefer Dr.S.Swamy to NaMo as a first choice. Sadguru Vasudev, Nitin Gadhkar then NaMo, and advisers Dr,Nalapat, Mohandas Pai in that order.

        Anupam ji do not forget Pulawama and Dr. Swamy’s contribution towards BJP’ victory in 2019 also!! People do not vote on slogans and speeches. Quality of leaders matters the most also!! There are many turncoats in BJP and leaders who do not bring votes in BJPs kitty!!

        Years ago Dr.Swamy suggested BJP not to run around “cinema heroes” to win in TN State. Look at BJP, ended not even with a tasty sambar with teaspoonful of ghee but with rotten eggs on its face in 2019!! Farsightedness needed to surge ahead in uncharted provinces!!

        In 2014 Dr. Swamy chipped in with 12% votes swing in favor of BJP on corruption issue alone!

        Shivaji, Bose, Veer Savarkar were my icons!
        I fight for Sanatana Dharma!
        I am not influenced by PGURUS per se!
        I have been a strongest critique of Indian NRIs …..the then RBI Gov RRR and Arvind Subramaniyam et al…imported clerks served NaMo too.
        Sorry Anupam, I do not prefer white-men to rule us!!

  7. All scams. Nobody was punished except in the case of Mundra LIC scandal. Even during the earlier BJP led NDA regime [1999-2004] and 2014-19 regime nobody was brought to book, These Scandals make headlines and becomes talking points and beyond this nothing happens. BJP’s record in this connection is very poor and does not inspire confidence,

  8. The journey of congress to oblivion will be better for the country’s politics as it gives some space for new party with some ideology.

  9. A party will have a leader. The family business will not have any leader. The party looks like a company or a collection of individuals, who have accepted the family as the management and all others are employees, who are willing to share profit.


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