Of late, the party has found itself entangled in a new tussle which is going between the old guards and new hawks. With this internal tiff showing no signs of de-escalation, the party is once again going to latch on to Nehru-Gandhi dynasty to come out of this mess. It will also focus on strategizing against Narendra Modi-led NDA government.  

The party is finding itself in a compelling position to go back to old ways especially when it has been bludgeoned out of power and vice-president Rahul Gandhi is not showing the tenacity to rise above his faltering ways.

It has been learnt that the Congress is gearing itself to pounce upon Modi government over issues related to several programmes and policies of the ruling dispensation among which talks of scrapping Planning Commission and foreign policy is also included.

In fact, it’s big-time challenge for Congress to stand against Modi government even after its completion of 100 days. This discomfort can be gauged from the fact that several leaders have come out in praise for Modi.

Senior leaders like Digvijay Singh went on to say on record that Modi’s popularity quotient is much higher among youth than that of Rahul Gandhi. Such statements have only added more woes to the party’s problem.

The Congress, which has failed to tighten noose around Modi government in unison, is now fiddling with the pages of history in order to come up with some ways and according to sources, the party is going to take risk on Jawaharlal Nehru. The party sees an opportunity to do something during Jawaharlal Nehru’s 125th anniversary.

The party is looking to shape it up as a year-long programme and running a parallel political campaign. It’s also being said that Congress president Sonia Gandhi has formed a team in this regard and it includes several faces that are deemed closer to Rahul Gandhi.  

The team comprises three-time former Delhi chief minister and ex-Kerala governor Sheila Dikshit, Deputy Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Anand Sharma, Jairam Ramesh, party general secretary Mukul Wasnik and Mohan Gopal, a close aide of Rahul.

It also needs to be mentioned here that the Congress, while being in power at the Centre, had set aside a budget of Rs 100 crore for 125th anniversary programmes of Jawaharlal Nehru.

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