This media-shy Mr Clean is consulted on everything but is still seen as the architect of the party's electoral misfortunes. PM-in-reserve?
Sweet talker, soother of ruffled feathers. Political zero.
Sonia confidante, gate-keeper. Unpopular in the party.
Ghulam Nabi Azad
Valued for his organisational skill, but not trusted.
Foreign affairs is his forte but meddles in Rajasthan politics.