TNI Bureau: While eyebrows were raised on Rahul Gandhi’s potentialities to lead the Congress, the Gandhi scion, who is heading the Congress Election Coordination Committee, has started following the path of his father Rajiv Gandhi and Uncle Sanjay Gandhi to select candidates for the next general elections scheduled in 2014.
Rahul has already started sending spies, loyal to Gandhi family, on a mission 2014 polls, to various states. The secret observers were also sent to Odisha to select candidates for the polls. The act was being done by his late father to chose perfect and eligible candidates even for assembly polls in the states like Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
Even his uncle Sanjay Gandhi had followed the rule and personally selected 25% of young candidates for the general polls.
Rahul has a strong support from his mother Sonia Gandhi and is moving ahead with the family political tradition. It is reported that Rahul’s spies will inform Rahul about the performance of the Congress MPs from various constituencies as a part of review of candidates to decide their fate in the upcoming elections while giving tickets.
Rahul is said to have appointed 50 MLAs and MLCs as spies, who will observe the activities of the Congress MPs and workers. They will collect information regarding their performances in the constituencies.
Each spy will ask questions to the MPs and workers regarding the candidates’ commitment to the party. They will review the party’s position in each constituency and inform to Rahul. The questionnaire consists of 30 questions. They will also collect feedback from common people what Congress calls ‘Aam Aadmi’.
Since Congress is struggling to come to power in Odisha since 2000, Rahul will seek report from his trusted people about the performance of the Congress MPs in the state.