The sudden entry of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra into Congress at a senior position in January definitely raised many eyebrows. At such a crucial time when the country was going for the big electoral game, this entry was surely a step by Congress to up its ante.
Gandhi family has always been dominant in Indian politics including. Beginning from Moti Lal Nehru, every generation has been associated with politics in some or the other position. Jawahar Lal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Sanjay Gandhi, Maneka Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi , Rahul Gandhi are the names that deserve a mention here. With Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s entry , it is proved that she is determined to carry the family league forward.
Crucial for reviving glory
It is speculated that during these elections Priyanka did not participate at front foot in order to avoid overshadowing Rahul Gandhi. Her entry did not prove to be very helpful this time for Congress but it is hoped that in future her presence will prove really fruitful for the party.
People have been calling Priyanka Congress’s trump card. Though Rahul Gandhi had his followers in the nation, Congress was in fact in need of a new face and there could be no better option than Priyanka. Many people feel that she is more charismatic than Rahul and a reflection of Indira Gandhi.
With Congress facing a crushing defeat in the 2019 General Elections, Rahul Gandhi had hinted that he would quit from the post of the party president. With such decisions in the offing, the party is nearing an existential crisis. In such a situation, only a member from the family is the best suited option to maintain continuity.
It is believed that Priyanka will be able to use her political instincts to the advantage of the party. Also, if a leader is chosen from outside the family, many compromises may have to be made and a lot of blame game may ensue. Therefore, Priyanka’s entry may ensure that the fifth generation of the Gandhi family is able to hold the reigns of the party.