Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi plans to replicate his successful Karnataka strategy in other states, including Delhi, going to polls by this year end as well as for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
Key states such as Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh are gearing up for the polls and the results will be critical for both the Congress and the BJP aspiring to form the next government at the Centre.
Congress-ruled Delhi has a number of problems identical to that of Karnataka, where the BJP was voted out of power last week. Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, however, faces an even more daunting task compared to Jagadish Shettar, the outgoing BJP chief minister in the southern state.
If the BJP government in the southern state was hit by illegal mining scam and land scams involving former CM B.S. Yeddyurappa and other BJP ministers, the Dikshit government is hit not only by a string of local scams such as the Commonwealth Games, she also has to face the brunt of 2G, Coalgate and Railgate because Delhi being the national Capital is under the constant glare of the middle class, media, civil society and the Opposition.