Priyanka Gandhi looks desperate to organise her shrinking party. With her plans to invigorate the Congress, she misses no chance to devise ways to refresh the party. In a recent step, she exhorted the State leaders and DCC level party workers to stay for at least 20 to 22 days in their respective districts in order to give momentum to the “Sangathan Srijan Abhiyan”, supposedly beginning from January 3, 2021.
She lately faced brief detention because of her march to Rashtrapati Bhavan at New Delhi. Gandhi, along with her party leaders, stressed that the protesting farmers will not budge from Delhi borders till the farm laws are repealed. Farmers from across India are protesting at the borders of Delhi since November 26, 2020, against three farm laws recently passed by the Centre: the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.
A widespread assumption prevails that the Congress party is somehow not vibrant these days, owing to distinct reasons. Because of an ever-growing heap of the party’s unimpressive performances in the electoral fight, it has almost eaten up all the past gains. Or so the discussion goes. Who will stands firmly to evaluate if this is a serious matter and find out the formal factors that have impacted the party’s dull pace?
Priyanka Gandhi appears more eager than any other part member to strengthen the party that her predecessors had brought to dominant supremacy. Today, it struggles before its rivals. She initially wants to invigorate it with a similar vitality. It looks like she wants anything that can work as an objective booster for the party. That’s why, she initially likes to induce the theory of ‘United we stand, Divided we fall’. For her, this tried and trusted assumption would help her party a lot more.
Recent outcomes show her mental strength to resolve the trouble that has seeped into her party. Senior party members have their respective views and varied impressions. Like an able party leader, Priyanka Gandhi has stepped in to steer the crisis resolution to profit the party. Here, she can be seen as stepping into the role of long-time family confidant Ahmed Patel.
In December 2020, she also spoke to key leaders in the G-23 as an attempt to bridge the gap. She also laid the groundwork for a truce of sorts by urging unity and “bygones be bygones” at the CWC meeting called to pay homage to Sardar Patel. The occasion was certainly extraordinary.
The informal talks that Priyanka started are discerned to have brought the once prestigious party to a striking point, where a meeting was unavoidable. Even strict dissenters were seen asserting themselves despite the delayed discussion. The meeting is a step forward in helping the party get back to balance. The party members sat there, pondering and philosophising a way forward for corrective action. The meeting ended with a low-pitched resonant sound. These types of political talks can often direct to some interesting consequences, as experts have to let out.
It was also surmised that the Congress leaders as well as members of the G-23 have confessed that Priyanka demonstrated the initiative to reach out. After receiving all the dignitaries present at the meeting held in the laws of 10, Janpath, Priyanka, along with Rahul Gandhi, spoke to all members.
“She can be determined to energetically play the main organisational role of link person, both internally as well as with supporters,” a party insider said, adding that Priyanka is high functioning, multi-tasking, tool-using, programming-proficient and all-around together woman. She is also inclined to confront the tough crisis.
However, her leadership quality got a jolt with Pt. Vinod Mishra’s allegations. He alleged that the Gandhi family was using the party to save its skin from the CBI and ED, hence insulting veteran leaders and forcing them to exit. “The UP Congress has already been handed over to Leftist leaders. Now they are managing everything and is unfortunate for the century-old party, which was a symbol of the country’s freedom movement,” he said.
“Criticism is an indirect form of self-boasting,” said Emmet Fox, a spiritual leader.