Priyanka Chaturvedi joining Shiv Sena is as much an indictment of what Congress is, as it is of her. She only joins a long list of political emigrants...a list that reflects an essential ambivalence about its politics of secularism (not to speak of gender).
Rahul Gandhi has acquiesced to a demand that emanated out of petty infighting in the Kerala unit of the Congress -- Wayanad is not a constituency chosen out of some coherent strategy. And the deeper problem: it also pits the Congress against the Left. That's confused signalling.