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Rahul Gandhi's coronation: Congress is Gandhi just like India was Indira
The Congress at last has paved the way for Rahul Gandhi to become the party's president. Recently, Rahul Gandhi had lent support to dynasty politics and the same thoughts were echoed by the CWC. However, the party is now showing haste in replacing Sonia Gandhi with her son Rahul Gandhi as the next Congress President.

Congress doesn't like to accept anybody other than someone who's an offshoot of the Gandhi family as the party chief. Only PV Narasimha Rao dared to occupy that post when he was the Prime Minister.

After her return to power post the emergency, Indira Gandhi, in order to maintain a tight hold on power kept the party's presidentship with herself until her death. The same tactic was followed by her son and successor Rajiv Gandhi. The Nehru-Gandhi family had reached to the conclusion of not handing the reigns of the party to outsiders whether in power or not. Thus, the tradition continues with Rahul Gandhi taking over from his mother Sonia Gandhi, who has been the party's chief since 1998.

Unlike other political parties, Congress leaders are much more disciplined and never create any disturbance when the Gandhi family seeks a post. They all firmly believe that they will survive only if someone from the Gandhi family remains on the party president's post.

Another notion among the Congress cadre is that the party will come back to power one day. Therefore, they never indulge in any type of sabotage politics especially within their own party. Whether good or bad, competent or incompetent, dominant or not, the cadre will accept anyone from the Gandhi family as party president.

Now coming to Rahul Gandhi's credentials for wearing the crown of Congress president! Suppose he is incapable, who will bell the cat? Nobody will come forward, and in case someone does, he or she is unlikely to find any support from within the party.

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