Congress's chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala has urged both the young and the old guard in the party to stop commenting in public about each other and focus on unitedly 'fighting against the crisis that has gripped the country'.
The Rajasthan political crisis continues even as Congress leaders met at Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's residence today. Rebel leader Sachin Pilot has maintained he won't join the BJP, but that has only deepened the mystery over his next move
It is true that Nirmala Sitharaman and Mayawati’s attack against Rahul Gandhi is misdirected and neither of them or any other frontline political leader has made the effort to personally reach out to the lakhs of migrants who have hit India’s national and state highways in their long.
Rahul Gandhi has acquiesced to a demand that emanated out of petty infighting in the Kerala unit of the Congress -- Wayanad is not a constituency chosen out of some coherent strategy. And the deeper problem: it also pits the Congress against the Left. That's confused signalling.
The way the Congress party handled the selection of new Chief Ministers for the Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, it suggests that the 'high command' culture in the party may have given way to more inner-party democracy. The same cannot be said for the BJP.
Sonia Gandhi's biggest challenge will be to strike a quick balance between the ego of veteran leaders and the aspirations of youngsters as Assembly elections in Haryana, Maharashtra and Jharkhand approach