If Rahul Gandhi had filed his nomination papers from two different parliamentary seats, it was definitely his calculated tread. In his action, he did not cogitate over going to either on Moon or the Mars. He followed the example of similar political will that was earlier taken on by famous personalities like Indira Gandhi, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Sonia Gandhi, Lalu Yadav, and Mulayam Singh Yadav. They did not show discomfort in fighting elections from two seats.
The Congress president Rahul Gandhi was now contesting on two respective seats one from his usual Karmbhoomi and another from far south Wayanad in Kerala. If he has filed his nomination from this seat to wage an electoral fight on that seat in the state of Kerala, he meant it seriously. He even extended his heartfelt gratitude to the dedicated party workers in states like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Kerala. Was his decision not resulting after in-depth thinking?
He turned out to be a little more selective both left and right for securing the just what the party’s political doctors suggested him to follow during this fresh time of parliamentary polls. He strongly craved from the people their balanced support. He regarded it nothing unusual citing a solid example of Narendra Modi who had also contested from Varanasi and Vadodara in the year 2014 but that was his first time as analysts pointed out.
Even BJP’s ideal leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee fought from three seats viz., Balrampur, Mathura, and Lucknow in the year 1957. Even his party men were not supposed to be wholly aware of what he genuinely intended though indications were there. It was a question we repetitively asked in the minutes, days, weeks and months that followed by. Even the declaration was in his head the instant he moved forward with this idea that appeared exactly like the ones not only making the news headline but also the provided a solid source for the television debates.
Going back to the past days we did find that Mulayam Singh Yadav fought from Azamgarh and Mainpuri in the year 2014 while Lalu Yadav contested from Saran and Patlipura in the year 2009. This trend was nothing novel in our indigenous politics. Our politicians ingeniously calculate every political step prior to adopting the first leap for purely political benefit.
However, his strong opponents flayed him for this quick decision. His detractors were asserting that he was running away from his traditional seat. When he has not done enough development works to show Amethi electorates, he thought it apt to wuss out to far South in Kerala. However, he was supposed to have accepted their staunch criticism. It was not quite an easy task to look for another parliamentary seat. It simply indicated his confidence level was somewhere dwindling that’s why he prepared himself to try his luck on a safer seat.