Safely Cornered Out There | Outlook India Journal
Numerous points bedevil the Yogi authorities, but the Opposition slumbers on
The X Issue—The Congress banks on Priyanka G. Vadra
With lower than a 12 months to go earlier than the 2022 meeting elections in Uttar Pradesh, a divided, under-confident and dithering Opposition will seize at each sliver of hope. And the setback to the BJP within the latest panchayat polls has come as a lift for an Opposition that had little to cheer about underneath Yogi Adityanath’s regime. The setback to the BJP coincided with the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, its litany of endless demise and despair taking part in out earlier than a grossly insufficient healthcare system. It fuelled widespread anger in opposition to the federal government.
This could ideally have rejuvenated a beleaguered Opposition, driving them to chalk out methods with renewed vigour, together with the potential of a united struggle in opposition to the BJP. However there appears to be no such initiative—the massive events lie recumbent.
Political commentators are, unsurprisingly, baffled. “This should have been the moment for the Opposition to go for the kill,” says economist N.Ok. Choudhary. “Each at state and nationwide ranges, mismanagement of the Covid disaster…