The 150-year old Congress is losing every successive successive election these days. It is also losing some of its elected representatives, mostly MLAs in various states exposing the bad or inefficient leadership. The party at the national level is inflicted with the major leadership crisis that it had never seen its recent history with Rahul Gandhi quitting as party president and refusing to withdraw his resignation. The Congress Working Committee could not convince Rahul Gandhi to take over the leadership and lead the party. Nor it could find a successor to Rahul Gandhi since May 24.
The party is headless in several States, including Andhra Pradesh with the presidents quitting the party posts in support of Rahul Gandhi. Now, the latest crisis is Karnataka and Goa. While the party MLAs have revolted against the leadership and have submitted resignations to bring down the coalition government in Karnataka, 10 MLAs have switched over to the Bharatiya Janata Party in Goa. It had similar floor crossing in Telangana where 12 of its MLAs have quit the party and joined the Telangana Rastra Samithi.
The party is facing similar leadership crisis across, showing the incapability of the leadership. Even if Rahul Gandhi is incapable, the party could have found someone who could handle the grand old party. As it appears, the party top leaders are not prepared to ignore the Gandhi family for electoral benefits. But, at the same time, they are not prepared to accept the leadership of Rahul Gandhi who is proved to be an unsuccessful leader.
Some of the senior leaders have taken advantage of the simplicity shown by Rahul Gandhi as his incapability and as he claimed in his four-page letter to the party recently, some of the party leaders have tried to blackmail him in favour of their successors in the recent elections. Some leaders have reportedly mounted pressure on Rahul Gandhi to protect their own interests rather than the party interests. The same thing is happening to the party across the country and in every state. Telangana, Karnataka and Goa are just a few examples and the rest would follow suit