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A former Congress legislator from Bihar, who was being wooed by the BJP, decided to give a last try before he cut his links with the party he had served and represented: he came to Delhi and met Rahul Gandhi with his tale of woe. A senior general secretary of the AICC was also present. After hearing the Bihar leader, the Congress Vice-President is said to have commented, ”Congress mein wohi reh gaye hain jinki aur kahin poochh nahin hai.” Taken aback, the man from Patna pointed at the AICC general secretary and retorted, “poochh toh in jaison ki kahin nahin hai, meri toh poochh hai.” He met Sonia Gandhi and narrated the incident. The Congress President is said to have queried, “Kya party chhorney ka irada hai?” He quietly handed in his resignation. After joining the BJP, he was accommodated in the organisational structure. And thus the Congress lost a tried and tested political hand. Dissatisfaction is clearly growing in the Congress ranks. A majority of the AICC office-bearers, PCC presidents and CLP leaders prefer Sonia continues though she is keen to pass on the baton to her son. The chasm created by indecision is telling on the party. Himanta Biswal of Assam waited for the central leadership to respond and ultimately quit to join the BJP. Similar was the story in Arunchal Pradesh. In Chhattisgarh, following the by-election scam, the PCC president issued showcause notices to Ajit Jogi and his son, Amit. They managed to pull strings in Delhi and the Pradesh leadership was left looking silly.

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