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Dreaming Of The Phoenix

As Rahul makes his intentions a bit clearer, a new alignment of forces takes shape in the party

Dreaming Of The Phoenix
Tribhuvan Tiwari
Dreaming Of The Phoenix
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Old-Timers Now With Rahul

  • Digvijay Singh: Acting as the link person between the old guard and Team Rahul.
  • Ghulam Nabi Azad: LoP, Rajya Sabha, is close to Sonia but comfortable with Rahul too
  • Veerappa Moily: Former petroleum minister has his son-in-law embedded in Team Rahul
  • Anand Sharma: Family loyalist
  • Kamal Nath: One of the first to back Rahul
  • Ahmed Patel: Adjusting to transition
  • Jairam Ramesh: Part of Rahul set-up

Out-Of-Sync With Rahul

  • Janardhan Diwedi: Not trusted in both camps
  • Captain Amarinder Singh: Had signalled a rebellion but is being persuaded.
  • Shiela Dishit and son Sundeep: Have openly criticised Rahul and his way of functioning
  • Manish Tewari: Relatively young but not in with Rahul crowd
  • Kishore Chandra Deo: Seasoned parliamentarian vocal against the family.
  • H.R. Bharadwaj: Wants Priyanka to lead
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