Finally, the senior Congress leaders have mustered the courage to write to their party high command, seeking changes in the party from top to bottom. Congress has been on an all-time low, but neither its top nor other leadership are serious to redress the complaints of party leaders to revive the grand old party.
The senior leaders have demanded full time active and available AICC president, independent election authority in the party to ensure transparent internal polls of the party, a national-level coalition with like-minded parties, the election of the block , PCC and other delegates, Election of CWC members and redressal of their other complaints pending from last long time. Since almost all senior leaders of the party have signed the latest letter, high command will have to take quick action as party cannot afford to ignore more the pending grudges of party leaders.
Since the defeat in last general elections, Congress has been unable to elect a full-time president. The absence of permanent president has further weakened the party as in the majority of states, its leaders have been divided in two groups.
In many states like Punjab, party high command has failed to restructure the party despite serious allegations against its leaders. Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh and his team have failed repeatedly to take strict action in many issues like sacrilege of Guru Grant Sahib and recent hooch tragedy. Though senior Congress leaders are worried about the consequences of the failure of Punjab government, but they are helpless as neither Punjab CM listen to them nor there is any other authorities at New Delhi level. Apart from Punjab, similar problems have been cropping up across country and party has been going down with the passing of time.
But the Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Monday resolved that Sonia Gandhi will continue as party president until an All India Congress Committee (AICC) session is convened and also rejected the demand raised by Congress leaders for structural changes. The latest decision of CWC shows that sycophants continue to impact the decisions in congress and there is no scope of any much-needed change immediately.
AICC must take serious action to revive the party and to create a balance in Indian democracy because the absence of strong opposition has been working to the advantage of ruling BJP.