While this did not mean a rebellion, it was an attempt to revive the old and dying 135-year-old Indian National Congress strategy and real introspection of 23 party leaders. As MJ, who once won the Lok Sabha elections on a Congress ticket, Akbar said, 'His letter demands clarity rather than confrontation and revival rather than rebellion.' Yet he is being called a traitor and Jaychand. What can anyone expect from a lost leadership?
This ostentatious attitude has been going on for many years and now she seems to be dying her own death. God helps those who help themselves. Even God will hesitate to help in the case of Congress.
The letter-writing leaders are not young Turks like Chandrasekhar, Mohan Dharia and Krishna Kant, who could have dared to challenge a mighty leader like Indira Gandhi. Most of them are senior citizens, while some are young leaders who believe in the core philosophy of the Congress.
But he is deeply worried and disappointed that Modi's unprecedented popularity and unmatched oratory skills, coupled with his ability to connect and communicate with the masses, has led to his over a hundred-year-old party being wiped out state by state.
In addition, the ruling BJP has immense funding to garner Amit Shah's ruthless organizational machinery, an army of RSS disciplined and committed cadres, young, intelligent, persuasive, and tech-savvy party officials on the ground, and the support of the people, Nothing else works.
In the year 2019, the vote share of the Congress fell to 19.5 percent, the enthusiasm of the workers lost, and the will to fight it was lost. Party leaders have failed to pinpoint the pulse of those whose vision for the future is not a credible alternative to the Congress.
The letter from these leaders was much better at awakening their sleeping top leadership, and conveying the existential crises the party is facing and realizing the enormous challenges ahead.
There is no option but to accept the leadership crisis at the top. Without competent, effective, energetic, and inspiring leadership with an alternative, credible and remarkable vision, Congress has no chance without being ready to fight round the clock from the enemy camp at the grassroots.
And when the election results of the last six years show that the top leadership has not done its job, there is a need to duly elect a collective leadership who can revive, freshen up and reorganize the workers across the country by holding organizational elections.
It is a sensible and sincere effort made by the leaders who have spent their lives in the service of the party. This is not the coup of some greedy and power-hungry rebels. His stature, marginalization and ignoring him under the pressure of the old, smooth-tongued hanger, is political defeatism.
Fifty-year-old Rahul Gandhi's political activity so far has proved that he is incapable of defeating Narendra Modi. Sonia Gandhi's poor health prevents her from taking timely steps. For this reason, when his party won more seats in Goa, the Congress could not form a government there.
And even if a government was formed in Madhya Pradesh, it was over; And after a month-long mystery and public outrage, the government of Rajasthan somehow managed to escape. Rahul may not have accepted the post of president, but he still takes decisions. Being Vadra, Priyanka cannot compete with Modi. The harsh reality is that not a single Congress leader equals Modi.
But Congress still has enormous talent, administrative experience and a real support base in many states, which if exploited by the newly elected leadership with the ambition to succeed, can create problems for the BJP. The revival of the Congress and the emergence of a strong opposition would be good for Indian democracy.
Kapil Sibal is a combative lawyer who can take any leader of the ruling party in the argument. Manish Tiwari is also a successful lawyer and an effective spokesperson for Hindi and English speakers. Anand Sharma, a youth leader during Rajiv Gandhi's time, is an effective director and a competent administrator.
Shashi Tharoor, the pioneer of 19 books, has a keen grasp on English, is a confident speaker and debater and is praised internationally. He is also a favorite of the media and can be the jewel for the crown of any party.
Another former youth leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has been loyal to the Gandhi family for three generations. The party will lose itself if such eminent leaders are left out. The Gandhi family seems to be saying who is on this earth, who can stop us from ending our party.