Tussle inside Cong rekindles previous versus new debate

KV Prasad

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 2

Over the previous few weeks, the Congress is witnessing an inside churn. The tussle took a flip at a current digital assembly referred to as by Congress president Sonia Gandhi with members of the Rajya Sabha, the House the place it nonetheless stays the primary Opposition occasion.

The ostensible purpose for the verbal duel was the assault by younger Congress MP Rajiv Satav, who sought to hitch problem with seniors within the occasion and apportioning blame on the efficiency of UPA-2 that noticed Congress plummeting to solely 44 seats within the 16th Lok Sabha. 

The set off 

  • At a digital assembly, younger Congress MP Rajiv Satav sought to hitch problem with seniors within the occasion, blaming UPA-2 for Congress’ poor efficiency within the 16th Lok Sabha
  • The assault was interpreted as a criticism of Dr Manmohan Singh authorities by a member thought of to be a part of Team Rahul; it attracted speedy rebuke from senior MPs

The assault on UPA-2 was interpreted as a criticism of Dr Manmohan Singh by a member thought of to be a part of Team Rahul. The denunciation attracted speedy rebuke from senior MPs. For the previous few days, occasion leaders, together with Anand Sharma, Kapil Sibal and Manish Tewari, may very well be seen recounting accomplishments made underneath UPA 1 and a pair of.

The candid alternate mirrored the bigger drawback within the Congress that it couldn’t discover a president moreover being unable to clear the amassed ideological cobwebs for the previous six years.

Ever since Rahul walked away from prime occasion publish two years in the past and Sonia Gandhi stepped in to take cost as its interim president, barring intermittent voices to convey Rahul again because the president, there seems to be no main motion. It can be simplistic to take a look at the tussle purely from the prism of previous versus new.

Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi have to work with different leaders to anoint a brand new president, as was accomplished by former occasion chief PV Narasimha Rao when he handed over the baton to Sitaram Kesri, constructing consensus amongst members of the working committee. Otherwise, a big majority of occasion employees may not settle for any new association.

The new chief may then formalise the way to rejuvenate the occasion and determine the place would the occasion head from right here to problem the BJP, which is now essentially the most highly effective political outfit within the nation.

That the occasion isn’t precisely in a moribund state could be inferred from the way through which leaders in varied states have taken the pole place. Until it will get a frontrunner who has acceptability throughout the nation, the Congress ought to profit from regional leaders who demonstrated political grit and willpower to stay related in states.

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