The road to the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh is not easy for the Congress, which is battling one strong candidate after another, the displeasure of senior leaders and a weak organization. The party has tried to keep its confidence by appointing Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel as a senior observer, but there are still many questions about whether Baghel will be successful in his objective.
Congress wants to adopt Chhattisgarh model in UP assembly elections. This model of Baghel focuses on booth management. After the appointment of senior supervisor, Baghel’s team will reach UP soon. However, some leaders have already reached UP and are engaged in preparations at the ground level. But despite all this, many state Congress leaders believe that the model of Chhattisgarh cannot be adopted in UP. Because, the ground situation is different.
It is true that Baghel managed to defeat the BJP in Chhattisgarh through booth management. But this formula of his could not work in Assam. Whereas in both Chhattisgarh and Assam, the Congress had a direct fight with the BJP. But it is not so in UP. Congress is not in a straight fight. At the same time, the time is very short in elections, so it is difficult to do booth management in such a big state. At the same time, he also has less of an ally.
In Chhattisgarh and Assam elections, Bhupesh Baghel had taken the services of Design Box, a company handling election management. This company played an important role in taking the plans and promises of Congress to the people in both the states. But there is no design box in UP. In UP, Baghel and his team will have to work with the state Congress team, so there is little hope of coordination.
With this, Baghel will not be able to play freely in UP like Chhattisgarh and Assam. Because, the party general secretary in charge of UP is Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. In such a situation, it will not be easy for them to work independently. It is not easy to speculate about how effective Baghel’s Chhattisgarh electoral model will prove to be.