The internal support of 23 senior leaders who have raised their voice for the change in the leadership crisis in the Congress and the party’s problematic situation is increasing. Suppose the youth brigade, which advocates handing over the leadership to Rahul Gandhi, continues to attack senior leaders. In that case, soon, around two hundred party leaders across the country are ready to favor senior leaders openly. It is clear that if there is a siege of leaders seeking reform, then Congress’s discord will increase.
Senior Congress leaders advocating for change say that the Rahul Brigade’s attempt to target them as BJP agents will not work. A large section of leaders at the national and state level is trying to link the reform question to the BJP as a pretext and maintain a status quo. In an informal conversation, a leader who wrote a letter to Sonia Gandhi on the party’s situation said that a large section of the party sees its political future as bleak. In such a case, the talk will be spoiled by the excuse of change, and many leaders will come forward.
The situation will deteriorate if the efforts of leaders like Rajiv Satav, Manik Tagore, and KC Venugopal continue to prevent these questions from Rahul Gandhi becoming president or rebellion against the Gandhi family. Some leaders writing letters are also secretly contacting and communicating with other leaders. They also say that the fight of the leaders who raise the question is not against Sonia or Rahul, but against court culture’s patronage in such a situation. Instead of looking at the Speaker’s questions to the party working committee elections and constitution of a parliamentary board, another senior leader said that Ghulam Nabi Azad, Kapil Sibal, Anand Sharma, Veerappa Moily or The tactics of linking leaders like Shashi Tharoor to the BJP would not work.