NEW DELHI: The newly launched social media channel of Congress contains a video titled ‘Congress theme song of 2024 elections’ which puts the focus on Rahul Gandhi, signalling the possible course that the party’s leadership issue may take.
The 4.15-minute video on ‘INCTV’ focuses on Rahul as the “need of the country” in the next polls. The theme seems to indicate that any discussion on leadership issues raised by the G-23 dissenters is pretty much settled. “Rajiv nahin, Sonia hi nahin, Bharat ka beta Rahul hai,” the theme song says as the collage moves through cities and villages, with Rahul at the heart of it.
In a flux for around two years after the defeat in the 2019 elections and Rahul’s resignation as party president, the leadership issue in the party will rear its head again as the Congress Working Committee will hold its presidential elections in June. The party has not formally announced if the Gandhi scion will contest though his aides have claimed he has dropped his reluctance to take back the party reins.
However, the Covid-19 surge has raised questions over whether the party will be able to hold a convention to settle the leadership issue.