New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi expressed strong confidence on Sunday that his party is poised to secure victories in the upcoming assembly elections in Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan. Speaking at an event in the national capital, the Wayanad MP declared, "There's no way we are not going to win any of them." He went on to provide a state-wise assessment, saying, "I would say right now, we are probably winning Telangana, we are certainly winning Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, and in Rajasthan, we are very close, and I think we will be able to win."
These states are scheduled to hold elections by the end of the year. Rahul Gandhi also shared a valuable lesson learned from the party's success in Karnataka, where it made a significant comeback earlier in the year with a resounding majority. He emphasized that the BJP's strategy involves controlling the narrative and not allowing the opposition to shape it. He stated, "What we did in Karnataka is that we fought in a way where the BJP could not dictate the narrative."
Referring to derogatory comments made by BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri against Bahujan Samaj Party MP Danish Ali in the Lok Sabha as a "distraction," Gandhi asserted that the BJP sought to divert attention from the opposition's demand for a caste census. He explained, "They know that a caste census is a fundamental demand of the people of India, and they don't want to engage in that discussion." He further noted, "So, every time we raise a crucial point, they resort to such tactics to divert attention. We have now learned how to effectively address these distractions." Rahul Gandhi's remarks reflect his party's optimism and strategic approach as they prepare for the upcoming state elections.