Congress: Crisis intensifies in Congress, Rahul Gandhi migrates to UK

In the midst of a deep crisis in the Congress with Gujarat Acting President Hardik Patel leaving the party ahead of the Assembly elections, Rahul Gandhi left for London on Thursday to deliver an ‘Ideas for India’ speech.

Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi will address the ‘Ideas for India’ conference. Randeep Surjewala, head and general secretary of the Congress media department, said he would also exchange views with Indian expatriates on the present and future of the country.

On May 23, Rahul Gandhi will give a talk and interact at Cambridge University on “India at 75: Challenges and Paths to a Resilient-Modern India”. The ‘Ideas for India’ event is scheduled to take place in London on Friday.

He will arrive in London on Thursday evening. Congress leaders Salman Khurshid and Priyank Kharge are also in London to attend the event.

Significantly, this is the first foreign event for Rahul Gandhi since the return of normalcy to travel after the COVID-19 epidemic.

Rahul Gandhi has left for London at a time when the Congress is fighting against the abandonment of party leaders from important states. Hardik Patel has left the Congress at a time when the Bharatiya Janata Party has already overdrived in preparation for the Gujarat Assembly elections.

Earlier, Sunil Jakhar, a former Punjab unit chief of the Congress, secretly left the party saying “goodbye and good luck”.

When Congress held a marathon discussion with electoral strategist Prashant Kishore, he eventually turned down an offer to join a party committee. Subsequently, before the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress organized a think tank in Udaipur, Rajasthan, to reflect on the challenges facing the party, including the roadmap for strengthening the organization.

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