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khangress is kaput.

Vijayan Paliath (Bangalore, India)

There is little hope for the Congress. While the citizens are growing nationalistic under the influence of the BJP, the Congress is shooting itself in the foot with its reflex action of criticising every move of the BJP. Unless the leadership rid itself of the anti-BJP reaction, it will end up like Pakistan and its anti-India reflex actions. A complete basket case.

1. Smt Sonia Gandhi has become an ‘interim President of the Congress party. Hopefully, Congress party will have a new ‘regular’ President in near future. 2. Though the party is preparing to regain its rightful place in our polity my question is this: would other two Gandhi family, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi-Vadra, be members of new the Congress Working Committee (CWC), and if both of them become CWC members, what kind of role will they play in the new scenario? 3. Incidental observations: (a) Congress leaders have failed to understand why RSS has been able to survive and grow during last 90 years. (b) Who in the Congress party can make efforts to win back the huge number of citizen-voters who have moved to BJP and have reposed faith in PM Narendra Modi? (c) Would leaders like Jyotiraditya Scindia and Shashi Tharoor be assigned job of redrawing making a strategic plan for the Congress party including a plan to fight RSS ideology? (d) Would the Congress return to left of the centre approach to regain lost ground? (e) What would be the party’s economic agenda, plan for creating jobs and revival of economy?

p (IN)


Rahul is still president of INC though his mother is elected for the said post.What ever he wants , he will do or his chums would do for him.This election was an eye wash only.No slave can be it''s President.


Rahul also called pappu has done a fine thing... Allowed his mother to Preside over the final rites of the Congress party

By appointing Sonia G as party president for which main condition was a person to be Non Gandhi, proves again that to what extent the Congress Party gives importance to Rahul. Adversaries criticise him as Pappu but it''s congress party treats him as one.

Vvsviswanath (Visakhapatnam)

Old guard or the dirty dozen of the Congress party had yet again taken over the reins of their party.Every body knows what happened to India between 2004 to 2014 and how Pakistan had come so near to rule India by proxy in those years.It is the blackest period in Indian history even superseding the Emergency days.

Nageswara Rao (Hyderabad)

no difference, he will be the ruler

ruler of what ? there is nothing to rule !


The writer seems to have forgotten that Sonia is Rahul''s mother. She will do anything to for her son.


Until Chiddu, Vadra and the Gandhis are convicted in the criminal cases that are going on against this gang, they need an interim arrangement. That''s the reason for this!!!

The writer is confused and the article is non factual in terms of sidhu - he forgot the most important part of the narrative - the Congress is considering merging with the bjp


The party is bound to disintegrate as they can not stay away from power as all the strappings of power, including the palatial residence they occupy is because of that position. otherwise they will become an Italian bar tender''s family.

Rajendra Kumar (Delhi/Dubai)

She will bring in back Priyanka quietly.


Whoever elected as President, it will have the shadow of Gandhi clan. They are in a catch 22 situation. It is a deathnel for the party.

To be fair, if the choice is intrinsically restricted to Ma, Beta and Beti because of Gandhi surname, they have chosen the best person. Now, the interim president is likely to stay on and on and on like a Duracell battery


''Interim president'' is a ploy to make her ''president'' again.. Rahul failed measarbly, no carisma ,no leadership trait , ,..smoothening the path for Prianka ...well , for next few years .No Gandhis no the mantro.

New Dog (dd)

no backbone to any of the congis ... helpless to an italian lady


wasted 2days if BJP has to take such decision only 1hr. here all natak and ultimately one of the Gandhi dynasty elected. no backbone fr Congress leaders even if they wish fr a change it cannot happen. god bless the party.


expirt date is coming fast now

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