Congress’ overflowing cup of woes: Party high command faces dissent in half a dozen states

The Congress’s cup of woes is overflowing. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh is in the nationwide capital for the second time this month amid efforts by Congress high command to quell discontent in the state unit. Disgruntled chief and former deputy chief minister of Rajasthan Sachin Pilot has additionally arrived in Delhi and so is Karnataka unit chief DK Shivkumar, angered by supporters of fellow chief Okay Siddaramaiah.

Unhappy over being sidelined by the social gathering in the state unit, former Kerala chief of opposition Ramesh Chennithala met with former social gathering president Rahul Gandhi final week. While essential ally in Jharkhand JMM chief and Chief Minister Hemant Soren went again to Ranchi after failing to satisfy the Gandhis and in Assam, a newly-elected MLA give up the social gathering to affix the BJP with extra prone to comply with swimsuit.

From Assam in the east to Gujarat in the west and Punjab in the north to Kerala down south, the social gathering’s high management is at pains to include turmoil in state items. With regional ‘khatraps’ like Ashok Gehlot and Captain Amarinder Singh overtly defying diktats of central management, political analysts are questioning if the Gandhis are shedding their grip over the grand outdated social gathering.


Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has refused to bow all the way down to the Congress central management’s diktats to accommodate disgruntled chief Navjot Singh Sidhu. During his assembly with the three-member committee earlier this month, Capt Amarinder had made it clear that Sidhu would neither be acceptable as deputy chief minister nor because the PCC chief.

With the Gandhis backing Sidhu, the veteran chief additionally joined arms along with his long-time bete noir Partap Singh Bajwa to thwart any beneficial resolution to accommodate Sidhu. Sources say the firebrand chief from Amritsar was provided the submit of marketing campaign committee chairman for the Assembly polls which he has refused to just accept, thus complicating issues. The chief minister is in Delhi once more and will likely be assembly the three-member committee on Tuesday to resolve the disaster.


The rift in the Congress’s Rajasthan unit continues to widen. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has ignored the central management’s ideas to accommodate former deputy CM Sachin Pilot’s loyalists in his cupboard. Annoyed on the remedy meted out to him, Pilot camped in Delhi final week making an attempt to satisfy the Gandhis. He is again in the nationwide capital to aim a assembly but once more.

Congress in-charge of Rajasthan affairs Ajay Maken issued a assertion final week indicating a cupboard enlargement in the close to future to placate the dissidents from the Pilot camp. But Gehlot has already dominated out any public look for the following month-and-a-half as a result of Covid-19 pandemic, thus ruling out any such alternative to the Pilot camp in the close to future.


Former chief of opposition in the Kerala Assembly Ramesh Chennithala met Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi on Friday. Unhappy over being handed out a uncooked Delhi submit after Kerala Assembly polls, Chennithala had written a letter to social gathering president Sonia Gandhi to specific his disappointment.

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Supporters of Chennithala are sad over him being denied a second time period. The Congress’s embarrassing loss in Kerala Assembly polls was blamed on the infighting between factions of Chennithala and former chief minister Ommen Chandy. There are talks that Chennithala could possibly be accommodated as social gathering normal secretary however this may increasingly revive the rivalry in the state unit.


Days after the Congress acquired a jolt in Uttar Pradesh after outstanding Brahmin chief Jitin Prasada switched to the BJP, the social gathering is going through revolt in Assam. A outstanding tea tribe chief and four-time MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi resigned from the social gathering and give up the Assembly to affix the ruling BJP. Rupjyoti managed to buck the development twice, each in 2016 and the current Assembly polls, and emerged victorious. He accused the Congress high management of preferring to take heed to Delhi-based leaders and ignoring leaders on the bottom. There are stories that a few extra MLAs are prone to comply with in his footsteps because the Assam state unit stays leaderless.

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Trouble is brewing in the ruling Congress-Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) alliance in Jharkhand. JMM chief and Chief Minister Hemant Soren has returned to the state capital Ranchi after tenting in Delhi for 5 days. Amid hypothesis that Soren was denied a possibility to satisfy Sonia Gandhi, sources in the Congress have stated that it was his private go to and no appointment was hunted for a assembly. But stories from Ranchi recommend that Congress high command is sad with Soren for not taking the alliance companion into confidence on key choices in the state.


Credited for giving the BJP a run for its cash in the 2017 State Assembly polls, the younger and standard Patidar chief Hardik Patel is reportedly sad inside the social gathering, although he has denied stories that he was becoming a member of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). The youngest working president in the state unit, Patel was tasked with wooing the generation-next into the social gathering fold however has been going through challenges from senior leaders. With little over a 12 months left for the Gujarat Assembly polls, the state Congress unit has no in-charge after Rajeev Satav’s premature demise and the state unit chief submit stays vacant too.

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