The uncertainty is over the next Congress president, the one month window for the election of which kicked in today. The party last year had announced that a new Congress president would be elected between August 21 and September 20.
Ideally, the Congress should have been buzzing with excitement now. In a fortnight from now, the grand old party is to undertake its biggest ever mass contact programme since Independence — a four-month march traversing 12 states by Rahul Gandhi — but the organisation is in the throes of uncertainty. And there is an eerie silence.
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