The meeting of All India Congress Committee is being held from Friday at Talkatora stadium in the national capital.
Lets now take a look at the challenges that Congress is currently facing and is looking forward to find solutions of during the AICC meeting on Friday.
The list of Challenges confronting Rahul Gandhi seems to be enormous and endless. Apart from the huge anti incumbency burden that he will have to carry , other factors seem to have added to the already overflowing basket.
After the disastrous performance in assembly elections this winter, Price rise remains a matter of worry for the party.
Startled by the results and seeing the cart sliding away rather fast, Rahul specifically asked the congress chief ministers to reign in the prices of essential commodities.
Matters concerning the Aam Aadmi also present their share of headache for Rahul Gandhi.
The need to enhance the quota of subsidized LPG cylinders from 9 to 12 is not lost on the party. Party mp’s from urban areas are vehemently demanding the move.
The issue of corruption is also up on the radar. With the success of AAP in delhi elections, its clear that the issue merits immediate attention.
Although many congress leaders say that Rahul gandhi’s personal intervention accelerated the passage of Lokpal bill, rahuil himself wants few more steps to be taken to complete the task.
Many believe the delay in firming up support to the lokpal bill may have cost the party dear.
The perception took roots that congress and upa is not serious in tackling corruption. Rahul Gandhi will have the onerous task to do the course correction. The assembly elections have once again brought the factional fights in the state units to the fore.
With appointment of young leaders like sachin pilot and arun yadav as PCC chiefs in their respective states, Rahul may have started cracking the whip, but the road to reforms has just started.
While many congress leaders are vociferously clamoring for the generation shift, it is the generation gap in the party which is also source of a disconnect between the young and the old guard.
The coordination between the party and the government is also quite evident when pary leaders repeatedly say that the party has failed to propagate the works of the government to the masses.
Then the issue of taking Narendra Modi head on also remains. Political analyst believe that sooner than later rahul will have to take the bull by the horns.
It just cant be delayed. Party has been dithering to suggest a Rahul versus Modi contest , but under the circumstances many leaders believe it is inevitable.
Then there is a challenge in the family backyard. AAP candidate kumar vishwas breathing down the neck with his campaigning, Rahul will have to give some more time and attention to his own turf of amethi.