Exit polls: What Congress can learn from predictions?

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Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi
The exit poll results for the recently-concluded Assembly polls in Maharashtra and Haryana have shown clear edge for the BJP and a humiliating defeat for the Congress. Almost all poll surveys have put Congress in the last position which means the party is loosing its two fiefdom.

The party is passing through the worst time, right from National Herald case to Vadra land deal controversy to a number of other corruption cases are haunting the party. Under such situation, the party's defeat in two crucial States would deal it another major blow.

Congress not learnt any lesson from Lok Sabha poll defeat

The Congress has suffered a major jolt in the Lok Sabha poll when the party was restricted to 44. The BJP had pushed Congress to lowest tally ever in history in that historic poll. But sadly, the party did nothing to improve its lost ground instead it remained busy with in-fighting. Though, some top leaders did some eye wash exercises but on ground level nothing changed.

At a time when the ruling BJP did stormy campaigning under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's guidance, the Congress restricted to its traditional method where party president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi addressed a few public meetings.

While, BJP organised 325 speeches in Maharashtra, the Congress managed to hold only 120 rallies. Also, at a time when 61-year-old Prime Minister Modi addressed 27 rallies instead of his busy schedule, the Congress vice president hold only 6 and his mother Sonia Gandhi only 4 rallies.

Though many reports suggested that the Congress had little hope to score high in the Assembly polls, so Rahul decided to avoid the campaiging as he doesn't want to take onus upon himself.

Time to look beyond the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty

The Congress leadership is in complete mess. The party is purely dependent on the Gandhi family, especially on the future president of the party, Rahul Gandhi who doesn't even know how and when to rise to occasion. He doesn't have leadership qualities and that has been proved at various occassion. It is high time for the party to look beyond the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty and bring in energetic and young bloods.

Party is in moribund State and noon is doing anything to resuscitate it. Probably, the achhe din is very very far away for the party.
Urgent need to learn lesson from BJP

The Congress workers feel that the party needs to learn from the way Modi has been able to turn around the fortunes of the BJP.

"Modi has good ability at marketing. We should be able to do the same. We were unable to project the achievements of the UPA government," a Congress worker from Karnataka was quoted as saying in a report.

He also said that young talented leaders should be appointed to the core team of the All India Congress Committee (AICC). "The party should have accessible, result-oriented and decisive office-bearers. Procrastination has to be done away with and there has to be strong determination to win elections," he said.

It seems the party has lost all hope to turn the things around in its favour. The party leaders don't want to make a come back and change the situation in their favour.

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