Rahul Gandhi wanted to get rid off old guards in Congress Party. But he could not succeed in his efforts despite attempts made since he took over as Congress President. He correctly identified the root cause for the decay of Congress. Though he got elected as Congress President, it was irony that he faced hurdles in implementation of his thoughts. What is the reason? Any guess? It is sonia Gandhi, his mother who is coming in the way. It looks surprising but it is real.
The subsequent developments clearly tells the narrative. Whenever Rahul Gandhi tried to bring young cadre to the limelight , Sonia Gandhi was coming in between and stalling his efforts. It was proved in selecting Chief Ministers to Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. It was reported that Rahul Gandhi wanted new faces Sachin Pilot, Jyotiradhitya Scindhia as Chief Ministers of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. But Sonia Gandhi prevailed over and saw that Ashok Gehlot and Kamal Nath was brought in. This internal clash was going on since long time. That is why he fed up with the situation and wanted to quit.Again, the same story was repeated in selection of new President to the party. Rahul Gandhi wanted a new and young face to the top position outside Gandhi family but he could not prevail. Reports came that Mukul Wasnik was selected though initially Jyothiradhitya Scindhia and Sachin Pilot were the probables. But old guard which is dominant in Congress Working Committee saw that it was not materialised and able to prevail upon Sonia Gandhi to take over as interim President. The writ of old guard prevailed successfully. So, the main hurdle for reforms is none other than his own mother. What a tragedy?