What made Sonia step up her election campaign? Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com
The Congress is bracing itself for a stint in the Opposition.
Hence, the party has started talking about Priyanka Gandhi joining politics.
The authors of this strategy are two Brahmin leaders on the Congress Working Committee.
While Rahul, Sonia and Priyanka Gandhi are not in the know, the Congress grapevine has it that the 'Priyanka lao, Congress party bachao' venture has the support of many.
In their scheme of things, Rahul will take up the job of Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha while Priyanka can take charge of the Congress organisation.
Sonia wants to give her son more time to succeed.
This was why she addressed the nation through a television spot and has taken to campaigning with vigour.
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