A yr has elapsed since Sonia Gandhi stepped in as interim president after Congress went headless for over two months when Rahul Gandhi stop in a huff following the social gathering’s Lok Sabha debacle. The two notable achievements of her time period have been the reaffirmation of BS Hooda as Haryana’s Congress mainstay, which occurred too late to cease the BJP juggernaut, and the firming of an alliance with JMM a lot forward of the meeting elections that helped the 2 events faucet anti-incumbency in opposition to the previous chief minister.
But every part else has gone downhill for the Congress through the momentous yr. Sonia’s return has emboldened the outdated guard and left youthful social gathering apparatchiks rudderless. The social gathering has ceded a lot floor in a key battleground state like Maharashtra, misplaced energy in Madhya Pradesh after Jyotiraditya Scindia’s revolt and its Rajasthan authorities hangs by a thread after Sachin Pilot bolted with 18 different MLAs to Haryana. Party leaders are overtly bickering over the way forward for the social gathering and Sonia has proven no urgency in arresting the drift.
Rahul Gandhi stays the best choice to exchange her however he compounds the confusion together with his interventions at numerous social gathering boards however exhibiting no real interest in thrashing out a roadmap to the presidential elections for the social gathering. Shashi Tharoor has mentioned the elections might help the Congress uncover decisive management once more. At the centre of the stalemate is the Gandhi household whose electoral clout and talent to maintain Congress from imploding is waning. The sooner Congress can type out its management woes, the earlier the nation will profit from the presence of a powerful opposition social gathering.