Explained: Why Indian National Congress Loses Public Pulse of India?

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Leadership Issues: The Congress party has faced challenges related to leadership, with a perceived lack of strong and charismatic leaders. Internal rifts and leadership struggles have led to a weakened image and diminished public trust.

New Delhi (ABC Live): The polling dates of Lok Sabha elections 2024 is all set to be announced in first week of March, 2023 and all political parties drawing their respective poll strategies according to their given  merits and compulsions.

As per ABC Political Research team assessment, the Lok Sabha elections 2024 will be contested between BJP and its Allies and the Indian National Congress and its partners before making ground based reports on Numbers of seats both the Alliances will get, ABC Research team tries to analysis the current status of two main parties of both the blocs.

1951-1957: The INC was the dominant party, securing a large majority of seats.

1957-1962: The INC continued to dominate, winning a significant number of seats.

1962-1971: The INC maintained its strong presence in the Lok Sabha during this period.

1971: The INC, under the leadership of Indira Gandhi, won a landslide victory.

1977: The INC faced a defeat in the aftermath of the Emergency, and the Janata Party coalition came to power.

1980: The INC, led by Indira Gandhi, returned to power with a significant victory.

1984: The INC, following the assassination of Indira Gandhi, secured a massive majority under Rajiv Gandhi.

1989-1991: The INC faced a decline in seats, and the political landscape became more fragmented.

1996-2004: The INC played a role in coalition governments during this period, and its seat share varied.

2009: The INC, led by Manmohan Singh, secured a significant number of seats in the Lok Sabha.

2014: The INC faced a significant defeat, winning a comparatively smaller number of seats.

2019: The INC's seat share in the Lok Sabha further reduced in the general elections.

Why Indian National Congress Loses Public Pulse of India?

The decline of the Indian National Congress (INC), one of the country's oldest political parties, has been a complex and multifaceted phenomenon. While it is challenging to pinpoint a single cause, several factors have contributed to the fall of the Congress in recent years:

Leadership Issues: The Congress party has faced challenges related to leadership, with a perceived lack of strong and charismatic leaders. Internal rifts and leadership struggles have led to a weakened image and diminished public trust.

Electoral Performance: The party has experienced a series of electoral setbacks in various state and national elections. Poor performance in terms of seats and vote share has eroded the party's influence and credibility among the electorate.

Lack of Cohesive Ideology: The Congress party has struggled to articulate a cohesive and compelling ideology in recent years. A lack of clarity on key policy issues and a failure to resonate with the evolving aspirations of the electorate have contributed to its decline.

Corruption Allegations: The party has been marred by corruption allegations and scandals, damaging its reputation. Perceptions of corruption have eroded public trust and contributed to a negative image of the party.

Inability to Connect with Youth: The Congress has faced challenges in connecting with the younger demographic. Failure to address the concerns and aspirations of the youth has resulted in a loss of support from this crucial segment of the population.

Regional Politics: The rise of regional parties in various states has diminished the Congress's influence at the state level. The party's inability to forge strong alliances and adapt to regional political dynamics has contributed to its decline.

Communication Challenges: The Congress has struggled with effective communication strategies. In the age of social media, the party has sometimes failed to effectively convey its message and counter the narrative put forth by opponents.

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