Don’t be misled by this Bloomberg article that says that Congress is running out of money.
My reasons for not agreeing with the article’s contention are:
1. The funding for all kinds of dubious agitations -like Jat, Gujjar, Patels, Marathas, Koregaon Bhima , etc. seems to be in tact.
2. The pay checks for journalists and intellectuals continue as before going by media support that Congress gets. Congress with just 44 MPs and a couple of state government doesn’t deserve the kind of media space it gets.
3. Media still projects and allocates space to Sonia and Rahul Ghandi , the prime accused in National Herald Case , as equal to Narendra Modi.
4. Entire Congress ecosystem of media, hired intellectuals, writers, actors, even some Institutional Heads is working like a well oiled machinery -denigrating Hindus and supporting Break India Forces.
All above can’t happen without money and a system of favors and disfavors. The money in cash or kind may be coming from Vatican Church, Islamic Jihadi or terror support organizations and Communist regimes. Repeated statements by Christian Archbishops and Muslim Clergy for defeating BJP or NDA lend credence to the sources of Congress funding mentioned above.
It is possible that some party functionaries don’t get funds. But Congress’ new business model doesn’t now depend on a traditional party apparatus. Its political jobs are done by a small coterie around the Ghandis and other jobs are left to its ecosystem which gets funded through its system of favors and disfavors. And for election booths it has its basti-wise goons. That is the reason Congress loves paper stuffing ballot boxes and hates EVMs.
The Congress is not even the main opposition party – the Bloomberg article claims it to be. Congress is in opposition just like other regional parties like SP, BSP, TMC, TDP, Shiva Sena, JDS, JDU, RJD. This is underscored by the fact that it had to scramble to prop up a JDS headed Government in Karnataka.
The article quotes Congress and BJP figures selectively without giving details of what happened during scam accused Sonia rule and before that.
Bloomberg’s sympathies for a ‘Modi toppling’ Congress are apparent. The article appears to more for canvassing funds from anti- India sections of the West and for lulling Modi supporters in complacence. Don’t get taken in by it.