Having kickstarted campaign for 2012 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections from his great grandfather Jawaharlal Nehru’s Lok Sabha constituency, Phulpur, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi appeared more aggressive with his razor-sharp remarks on corruption and bad governance in the state. He being very categorical about his political proposition expressed that mafiosi are ruling in the Maya-land. As the rumblings of Gandhi scion have ruffled feathers of the BSP as well as other political parties, it could be strictly said that he has succeeded in earning some brownie points by organizing mass gathering, however it is quite early to assume whether this be translated into electoral benefits. The moot point is: if everything does not seem hunky dory in Uttar Pradesh, as Rahul himself phrased out, why did not the Congress launch campaign against it? Though the response of the Congress does not reflect about the situation coming to such a sorry pass in UP. However, Rahul Gandhi intermittently raised concerns about the hiccups the state is facing with, but the Congress never bothered to act on his disquietedness with the state’s retrogressive move. Until Rahul visited Bhatta Parsaul, the Congress did not feel necessary to take stock of the situation there. On similar note, he paid visits to Bundelkhand, the Congressmen, however, remained unconcerned with the pathetic plight over there.

The rally of Rahul Gandhi has defiantly created rattles in the political domain, but a single public meeting would not be able to change the wave in UP. Like the Central establishment, Uttar Pradesh government is creaking under multiple woes. The meeting of Rahul with would have been more effective, had the Centre been able to control corruption and inflation. As UP has become a potent political battle ground, Rahul may be hurled a battery of questions during the course of rally, so he should be prepared to clear the murky stand of the Central government on its failure of checkmating episodic corruption and skyrocketing prices. In the run-up to elections, the political parties may generally turn bellicose, but this should not lead to bitter fight, otherwise the focal points of electoral politics would go astray.