The party's decimation in Uttar Pradesh - the country's most populous and electorally significant state - has serious implications for the party's ambition to emerge as a credible alternative to the BJP in the 2019 general elections. It seems the voters turn on the Congress in places where Rahul spearheads the party's poll campaign. Many in the party feel the leadership is in a flux amid continued uncertainty over his elevation, which means any organizational revamp will have to wait. "As long as the regional and state leaders are not promoted, or at the least allowed to work on their own, the party's situation will remain unchanged", a senior Congress leader said, requesting anonymity.
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The Congress has made a remarkable beginning six months before the elections when Mr Rahul Gandhi embarked on his Kisan Yatra and UPCC president Raj Babbar and other leaders took out the "27 saal, UP behaal" yatras. The situation is such that in states like UP there are no tall leaders who can revive the party anymore.
Subrata Mukherjee, a political analyst who has taught at Delhi University, said that the Congress was down but not out and has to look beyond the dynasty to find a way out of its present "crisis" as Rahul Gandhi lacks credibility among the masses. "To all Congress workers across India: We stand resolute and committed to our values and our belief in an India united in strength and goal", said Rahul Gandhi on Twitter.
He also wrote, "Our fight continues and will not end till we win the hearts & minds of people". "This is a mandate for a brighter future for Punjab and its youth", Rahul tweeted.
However, the Left parties, who allied with the Congress in West Bengal, feel that only an alternative policy narrative can help the Opposition to form a credible alliance.
While BJP chief Amit Shah had declared that UP poll verdict will be a referendum on demonetisation, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram said there can't be simplistic conclusions that the result was in favour of notebandi.
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