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Priyanka chorus gains momentum in Congress

Chanchal Manohar Singh | August 09, 2014 04:20 PM
Priyanka Gandhi Wadra (file pic)
Chanchal Manohar Singh

By Chanchal Manohar Singh

With the stage set to bring Priyanka Gandhi Wadra into active politics, dynastic rule in the over 100 years old Congress party would be complete.

Party senior leader and Gandhi family loyalists Oscar Fernandes has said there is great movement in favour of Priyanka to join the party and lead it. As things are cooking up, Priyanka, despite her denials, would be made the general secretary of Uttar Pradesh before she takes up any national position in the party.

India’s first Prime Minister, Jahwara Lal Nehru has sown the seeds of dynasty in India after he brought in Indira Gandhi into the Congress and provided her apprenticeship as Information and Broadcasting minister in his minstry.

There is a feeling among party leaders and workers that Rahul Gandhi is not aggressive and also lacks taste for political positions or high office in government. He appears to be not showing much interest to take the responsibility. He even refused to become the leader of the Congress parliament group’s in the Lok Sabha.

India’s first Prime Minister, Jahwara Lal Nehru has sown the seeds of dynasty in India after he brought in Indira Gandhi into the Congress and provided her apprenticeship as Information and Broadcasting minister in his minstry.

Then came Sajay Gandhi. After Sanjay, it was  Rajiv Gandhi who was brought in and became prime minister.

After Rajiv Gandhi was killed by LTTE members at a rally in Sriperumbudur, about 30 miles from Chennai, Sonia Gandhi was brought in to take over the party.

During its ten years rule under family loyalist Dr Manmohan Singh, Rahul Gandhi began being groomed to be installed as the next prime minister. But he took too much time for the high office.

Many in the family feel that Priyanka Gandhi could make a better leader than Rahul and lead the party. She is sharp and reacts more ferociously to the odd questions asked by the media or to the personal attacks by opposition leaders.

A banner which came out a couple of days ago read “Congress ka Moon, Priyanka is coming soon (The key face of Congress Priyanka is joining politics soon)?”

“Everybody from all over India wants that all members of the Gandhi family should come into active politics. We want that all three of them should take the leadership role in the party, Congress spokesperson Shobha Oza said.

Oza's remarks in the official briefing of the AICC came a day after senior Congress leader and Gandhi family loyalist Oscar Fernandes said Priyanka should take up an "important responsibility".

Though these development show that Priyanka may be a better leader to catch the eye of the masses, especially youth among both the genders. Once it is declared that she was active in politics as a future leader the youth and the Congress party would get rejuvenated.

While Priyanka has denied she will not take up active politics, neither Sonia nor Rahul have yet spoken on the issue.

Will she? Won’t she?

Time alone will tell.

 

 

 

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