The tussle between the Congress in Punjab is yet to be resolved that in the neighboring state of Haryana, the party's turmoil has come openly on the road. This political drama of the Congress of internal factionalism and upheaval is making the party high command not only Punjab-Haryana but from Rajasthan to Karnataka and from Gujarat to Maharashtra. The high command has intensified the rounds of meetings to find a solution to the party's growing challenges from all-around discontent, upheaval, and factionalism, but the solution to the ongoing Congress crisis in the states is not yet visible.
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh's important meeting with Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday It is proposed that on Monday, 21 MLAs supporting former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda met Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal and congratulated State Congress President Selja. The removal pressure is increased.
The turmoil starting in the states is a direct challenge to the political Iqbal of the Congress leadership. Especially because the state president Selja is close to the Congress high command and her proximity to Sonia Gandhi is public. Despite this, the way Bhupinder Singh Hooda has created a situation of open rebellion in the party to remove Selja, it is clear that based on his political hold in the state, he now wants to capture the Congress organization as well.
As the leader of the Congress Legislature Party, Hooda has already mobilized the majority of the party's MLAs in his favor. By the way, by mobilizing MLAs, Hooda has already experimented with getting his son Deependra Hooda to get a Rajya Sabha seat under pressure to convince the leadership.
Meanwhile, Bhupendra Hooda held an open meeting with 21 of his supporters in Delhi on Monday to remove Selja and then sent these MLAs to meet KC Venugopal. The MLAs also showed their attitude by demanding the removal of Selja and handing over the command of the Haryana Congress to Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
Amidst this headache of the Haryana Congress, the Congress leadership is now restless to find a final solution to the feud between Captain Amarinder and Sidhu in Punjab. In this context, the meeting between Sonia Gandhi and Captain on Tuesday can pave the way for the end of the crisis. In this, the high command will persuade the captain on the formula for Sidhu's return. Sidhu has already held discussions with the high command and last week he had long meetings with Rahul and Priyanka. In these meetings, there were signs of a way out for reconciliation. Despite this, on the pretext of Punjab's power crisis, Sidhu did not miss the opportunity to target the Captain.
In Gujarat Congress too, there has been a tussle over the appointment of the new state president for a long time. Bharat Solanki is once again posing as a strong contender to hold the command of the state, then from Shakti Singh Gohil, Arjun Modvadia to Siddharth Patel are also involved in this tug of war. Due to this internal tussle, the transformation of the Gujarat Congress is stalled. While elections are to be held in Punjab early next year, while in Gujarat elections are due at the end of next year and the Congress' squabble is increasing its political challenge.
Similarly, less than two years are left for the Karnataka elections and the tussle between state Congress President DK Shivakumar and Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah is beginning to become public. While Shivakumar is in favor of bringing back 14 MLAs who had revolted against the Congress, Siddaramaiah has clearly said that he will not allow this to happen even if the earth explodes. Shivakumar is considered close to the Congress high command. It is clear that sensing the dilemma and weakness of the leadership, the regional satrap of the party is showing its strength.
In Rajasthan, the party leadership is in favor of giving proper representation to Sachin Pilot and his supporters in the government and organization, but Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot is not ready yet. It is also interesting that Gehlot is close to the high command, but as a strategy to maintain his reign in the politics of the state, he is not going soft on the Sachin Pilot episode.