"Respected Rahul Gandhi, if you are not interested to take the lead, please make way, as this great entity that has roots all over the country is getting snapped," Mahesh said in his Facebook page.
A Youth Congress Vice President, Mahesh contested the 2016 assembly polls from Karunagapally in Kollam district and lost to CPI's R. Ramachandran by 1,759 votes.
"This comes at a time when the failures of the CPI-M and the BJP have to be highlighted and also when the top leadership of the party in Congress is watching from the sidelines the factional feud going on in the KSU," he said, referring to the student wing of the Congress.
He also urged former Defence Minister A.K. Antony to breaks his silence on what's happening in the Congress.
"We are prepared to die to see that the Indian National Congress stays alive in the country but it should be ensured that merit should be given due credit," Mahesh said.
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