Is Rahul Gandhi’s attack on regional parties indirectly helping BJP?

It seems that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is on a mission to attack formidable regional parties across states, a futile exercise that would only further strengthen the BJP. Instead of confronting the BJP head-on, Rahul Gandhi is targeting parties like the BRS, TMC, CPM, AAP, SP, and AIUDF.

All these developments suggest that Rahul Gandhi aims to portray himself as the lone fighter against the BJP, but the reality is different. Wherever regional players are strong, the BJP struggles in elections. In most of the cases where the BJP and the Congress directly compete, the saffron party easily emerges victorious. Rahul Gandhi indirectly facilitates this for the BJP by consistently targeting smaller regional outfits.

In Telangana, Rahul Gandhi and CM Revanth Reddy allege that KCR has a secret deal with PM Narendra Modi. Rahul also claims that Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee have a secret pact with Modi. Ironically, the Telangana Congress fought the Assembly elections by allying with the CPM, and both the CPM and TMC are members of the Congress-headed INDIA bloc.

Revanth accuses KCR of corruption, labeling the Kaleshwaram Project as his ATM, while Rahul Gandhi makes similar accusations against Vijayan, alleging corruption in railway projects for commissions. Rahul also accuses Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal of engaging in multi-crore corruption in the liquor policy but includes him in the INDIA bloc.

Rahul Gandhi states that former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav is taking instructions from Modi and dancing to his tunes, and alleges that Assam’s AIUDF is BJP’s B team. Surprisingly, Rahul Gandhi and the Congress party label every regional party that opposes the BJP as the BJP’s B-Team and aiding the BJP.

As BJP leaders satirically remark, Rahul Gandhi seems to be the BJP’s star campaigner while aiming to position himself as the face of the anti-BJP fight.