AN UN­CER­TAIN FU­TURE

These lead­ers with po­lit­i­cal cap­i­tal have re­mained loyal to the party, but it doesn’t seem ea­ger to ad­dress their con­cerns

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Shashi Tha­roor Into his third con­sec­u­tive term as MP, he has ar­tic­u­lated a strong, al­ter­na­tive nar­ra­tive to the BJP brand of pol­i­tics, but the Congress has yet to give him any sig­nif­i­cant lead­er­ship po­si­tion Milind De­ora

Was made Mum­bai Congress pres­i­dent just be­fore the Lok Sabha elec­tion, re­signed af­ter the hu­mil­i­at­ing de­feat. Has been kept out of party af­fairs since, un­likely to be re­ha­bil­i­tated soon Man­ish Te­wari Was So­nia Gandhi’s first po­lit­i­cal ap­point­ment af­ter she took over the party reins in 1998 (as Youth Congress pres­i­dent) but is still not part of any core de­ci­sion-mak­ing team of the party Navjot Singh Sidhu Banked on his prox­im­ity to Rahul and Priyanka and took on Pun­jab CM Amarinder Singh. Lat­ter side­lined him and no sup­port forth­com­ing from Gandhi scions Jy­oti­ra­ditya Scin­dia Lost out to Kamal Nath in the race to be Mad­hya Pradesh CM; Nath and Digvi­jaya Singh have side­lined his sup­port­ers, high com­mand too did not back him; LS poll loss added to his mis­ery San­jay Niru­pam Was sacked as Mum­bai Congress pres­i­dent just be­fore the Lok Sabha polls; has pub­licly ex­pressed un­hap­pi­ness as party high com­mand has ig­nored his sug­ges­tions for assem­bly poll; says he may quit party Sachin Pi­lot

Led the Ra­jasthan Congress to vic­tory in 2018 but Ashok Gehlot trumped him to the CM’s chair; now the fight is on to re­tain the PCC pres­i­dent’s post. So­nia, Priyanka are not keen on him Aditi Singh Once con­sid­ered close to Rahul and Priyanka, the Rae Bareli MLA has turned rebel de­fy­ing party dik­tats; has been served show­cause no­tice Ran­deep Singh Sur­je­w­ala MLA from Haryana and Congress com­mu­ni­ca­tion team head en­joyed the con­fi­dence of Rahul Gandhi and emerged in­flu­en­tial for a while in the party; was care­ful not to of­fend the old guard but Bhupin­der Singh Hooda sees him as a threat to his dom­i­nance in Haryana pol­i­tics

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