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With no one at helm, Congress is fast losing its political capital

According to party insiders, Rahul is of the view, which a close aide has espoused, that the party needs to "burn down to ashes" before it can rise again to reclaim its lost glory

Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference on 17 May, 2019

Rahul Gandhi

Archis Mohan
The Congress’ battle with itself — between Rahul Gandhi and the party veterans — has reached a stalemate. With Sonia Gandhi, United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson, restricting herself to leading the party in Parliament and unwilling to intervene, the Congress does not have the services of the only umpire that all sides trust, to break the impasse.
As the delay in electing Rahul’s successor lengthens, the limbo is costing the Congress, and the dynasty, substantial political capital. Earlier this week, Congress strategists called a meeting of opposition leaders in Sonia’s office in Parliament. She is the Congress parliamentary party

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First Published: Jul 28 2019 | 7:57 PM IST

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