The exercise for the new president of Congress seems to be intensifying now. Rahul Gandhi is not ready to take over the leadership of the party again. Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot has also agreed to this. Now a new face is being sought. Some names have also come up for this.
The name of Priyanka Gandhi is also being raised for the party president. But, among all these, one of the biggest questions is whether just by changing the face, the party will get the lifeblood of the party. There is a question which is important to know because this party which has been in power for the longest time in the country is now looking for its political ground.
Sitaram Kesari was brought to Sonia Gandhi’s party
It is worth noting that Sitaram Kesari and Sonia Gandhi also brought in the party. After assuming the post of party president, Sonia Gandhi gave some strength to the party due to which the Congress enjoyed the pleasure of power again. But after his ill health, the condition of the party continued to deteriorate.
After the demand of many leaders of the party, Rahul Gandhi took over its command, but the party continued to deteriorate. Neither the party accepted Rahul as a president, nor did he succeed in keeping the party supporters in harmony with him. Due to this, the scope of the party was reduced. At present, the party is limited to only a few states.
The number of people leaving the party is increasing
As a rebellion against the party leadership, the G-23 group has also done the right thing. The list of those leaving the party is constantly increasing. The exercise to give a new face to the party is underway at a time when its rival and the ruling party, the BJP, is gearing up for the next general elections. In such a way, how much energy the new chairman of the party will be able to make it is still in the circle of questions.
Limited party support
Senior political analyst Qamar Agha believes that the party has lost its political ground. The base is continuously decreasing and the number of supporters is continuously decreasing. After Rahul Gandhi’s escape from Amethi Lok Sabha’s seat in the last general election, there is a lot of disappointment among his supporters.
It has become home in the minds of the supporters that if only Rahul, who is considered to be the big face of the party, can leave the seat in front of Smriti Irani and run away from the fear of defeat, then for whom will he hold the Congress flag.
The new president will be close to the Gandhi family
According to Agha, during the time of Indira Gandhi, the party’s base was connected with the ground reality and the lower class. At present, the same population has been exhausted. In the face of personal interests, the party leaders have ignored the supporters and dug this ditch further. At present, the party has also failed to raise issues of public interest.
Among all these, the party will hand over the leadership to the person who is a well-wisher of the Gandhi family. It only means that the party is just trying to change its face. Therefore, the remote control of the new leadership will pass to the Gandhi family. In this case, it will not be easy for the party to connect with the ground again.
Silence on demands for land reform
The opposition faction within the party had talked about the changes a long time ago, but the party is constantly ignoring them. The leadership of Congress has been reduced to a family of few people. She is cut off from her supporters from the common man or the lower class. In this case, he will not be able to get any sanjeevani boti from the new face. So far, the names of the people who have come forward are not those who have come forward after fighting on the ground.