- June 8, 2016
Ajit Jogi resigned from Congress and floated his regional party in Chhattisgarh last week.
On Monday Congress legislator Jitendra Sarkar resigned from the Tripura assembly and decided to rejoin the ruling CPI-M. Sarkar a former speaker of the Tripura assembly joined the Congress in 2010.
Along with that, the resignation of Maharashtra Congress veteran Gurudas Kamat in protest against the promotion of “outsiders” by the leadership came as a jolt with the Mumbai civic polls just six months away.
Madhya Pradesh Congress president, Birajit Sinha expelled Congress MLA Biswa Bandhu Sen for six years on grounds anti party activities.
Ahead of 2018 assembly in Left parties’ bastion, Tripura, Trinamool Congress gains foothold with six rebel Congress MLAs of Tripura assembly joining the party.
The Congress government in Meghalaya &Manipur is also grappling with rebellion, especially after BJP won neighbouring Assam.
Congress is one of the oldest organizations in India and leaders leaving the party is first sign of a sinking ship as people do not have faith in Rahul’s leadership. Exodus is expected to continue in the coming days.
People want surgery, however, leadership has still not taken up bold reforms. Complete overhaul needed and old guard needs to be removed. Rahul becoming President would not help as he is currently already de-facto President.
The way things unfold, no one is sure whether Congress will exist till 2019 polls to face the people. Dream of Mahatma Gandhi to liquidate the party after independence may happen after almost 70 years from independence.
Congress stocks have been down since 2014 General Election which saw the party badly beaten. Though it is pertinent to note that it has always made a comeback when chips were down in 1969, 1977 and 2004.
However, relying on pure luck and natural anti-incumbency to grow against current NDA regime won’t help. It’s time for Rahul to lead, follow or step aside. Choice is his!
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