In a striking revelation, the Congress mouthpiece National Herald has claimed a ‘moral victory’ and conceded its defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections even before the counting o votes have even started. Against the backdrop of all exit polls claiming that PM Modi will again serve as the Prime Minister, the National Herald today said that even if Modi wins the elections, he will emerge ‘weaker’ and ‘diminished’.
Even if Exit Polls turn out to be correct, the sobering message for #NarendraModi is that notwithstanding his grandstanding and publicity blitz, he has emerged weaker and diminished. #ExitPoll2019 https://t.co/h2vbR8TIXE
— National Herald (@NH_India) May 20, 2019
In an opinion piece published on the National Herald website, the author begins his diatribe against PM Modi by claiming how dubious the exit poll results have been and how “80% of exit poll seat predictions for all parties in large state elections since 2014 were wrong”. Though the author continues to assail PM Modi in the post based on unsubstantiated and prejudiced allegations, however, the author eventually agrees that the PM Modi will be in a position to form a government at the centre.
According to the exit polls released yesterday, PM Modi is all set to once again be elected as the Prime Minister of the country with many polls granting BJP absolute majority to form a government on its own. The exit poll data also shows that though the Congress party would be able to send a higher number of MPs to parliament than the dismal tally of 44 in 2014, the improvement is rather marginal and not drastic, and nowhere near forming a government even with the help of allies.
This admission from Congress mouthpiece that PM Modi may become the Prime Minister of the country once again reveals that though outwardly the Congress party leaders have chosen to disregard the exit polls and place their faith in the dubious internal surveys according to which they are winning 160 seats, secretly they have resigned to the fact that they will again have to endure Narendra Modi for another 5 years as the Prime Minister of the country.
As it dawned upon them that Narendra Modi’s re-election as PM is inevitable, the Congress party, in their attempt to deflect the blame away from their leader Rahul Gandhi’s incompetence responsible for another imminent disaster, have now claimed ‘moral victory’ by asserting that though Modi might be PM again but their party has been successful in curtailing him by ‘clipping his wings’. Congress party can seek temporary salvation by asserting that they have hamstrung Modi, for it might be essential to keep the party together and quell rebellions, but deep down they know it very well that they have been let down again by their dynasty prince.