Ever since the Modi government came to power in the country, as if the good days of the Congress were also gone. The political crisis in Puducherry has been averted for the last few days and eventually the Congress government collapsed. Under the leadership of Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy, the Congress government failed to prove a majority in the House and thus the last state of the Congress, which was once strong in South India, also went out of hand. In fact, Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy and other ruling party MLAs walked out of the House even before the vote of confidence motion moved in the Assembly. The Chief Minister then reached the Rajnivas and submitted his resignation to the Lieutenant Governor.
In fact, after Karnataka, the Congress government was left in Puducherry in South India, but now the party also left from there. In Karnataka too, the Congress with the JDS somehow stayed in the coalition government for some time, but later again the BJP took over the power there. After that there was only one Puducherry in the states of South India, where the Congress government was left, but there too the power was lost after the resignation of the MLAs. If seen in this way, then the strong fort of South India of Congress has completely collapsed.
On the one hand, since 2014, the interference of the BJP has been increasing in the entire country, while the Congress is getting out of power. Now, if we talk about Congress ruled states, then only five states are where Congress is in government. The Congress is in government in Rajasthan, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Jharkhand. In three of these states, the Congress is fully ruled by Rajasthan, Punjab and Chhattisgarh, or else in Maharashtra and Jharkhand, the Congress is in the role of an assistant.
After Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh, Congress got this hat-trick. In Karnataka too, the Congress remained in alliance with the JDS for some time, but after the resignation of the Congress-JDS MLAs, the BJP got an opportunity for Operation Lotus and in the by-election, the BJP won and snatched Karnataka from the Congress. Apart from this, after 15 years, the Congress had got power in Madhya Pradesh with great difficulty, but there too, after 15 months Jyotiraditya Scindia went to government.
As of now, the Congress is expected to contest five state elections this year. Assembly elections are due this year in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam and Puducherry. The equations seen so far, Congress will have to do some charisma to win these elections. In Bengal, there is a competition between TMC and BJP, although the alliance with the Left has brought the Congress back to the contest. At the same time, in Tamil Nadu, Congress is contesting the elections in association with DMK. It is not so easy for the Congress to get power in Kerala, because the Left is dominating there. There is a BJP government in Assam and the Congress will have to win the victory.