In yet another embarrassment for the Congress, its top leaders were heard discussing the fate of the party in the Assam elections in 2021. In an event on Thursday, Congress's Lok Sabha MP Pradyut Bordoloi was caught on camera telling Congress general secretary in charge of Assam, Harish Rawat about the indecisiveness of AICC and Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi. He also said that if the party wants to contest in the upcoming polls in Assam 'seriously', it should act fast.
In the video, Bordoloi and another Congress MP Wajed Ali Choudhury tells Rawat that BJP has started preparing for 2021 elections but the AICC is "notorious for indecisiveness, and if they do not start between December and January, they will not get any time. Bordoloi says in the video: "But I would like to tell you something, right now, the reverse counting has begun. For 2021, believe me, BJP has identified the faces constituency-wise. If Congress wants to take the 2021 elections seriously, then you must immediately - because AICC is notorious for indecisiveness. They don't make a decision at all, this will not work out." He then went on to say that if there is something that needs to be done, "it needs to be done now". He adds: "Because there are a lot of things, you need to form clarity, a strategy. An ad-hoc strategy will not work anymore, there needs to be more micromanagement.
Speaking about Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi, Bordoloi says: "I have said the same thing to Sonia ji, I meet her. I told her that the decisions you take are very late. If you need to make a decision, you need to do it immediately. It is like a racecourse. You invest in the person you have expectations with. There is no place for faceless competitions." Adding to it, Choudhury tells that the people of Assam are wondering whether Congress will form a govt in the state or not. There is a doubt in their minds which needs to be changed. He also added that people should feel that Congres exist in the state.
A video went viral ahead of Haryana assembly polls, in which the Congress leaders were chatting about the condition of the party in the poll-bound state, after an internal tussle in the party. The video featured Congress's senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress' interim president Sonia Gandhi's right-hand man Ahmed Patel, and Haryana Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda. In the video, Hooda is asked by Azad about the expected performance of the party in upcoming assembly elections. As Hooda begins counting some numbers, Patel interrupts and asks for “approximate" figures. Hooda said “6, total 12”. As Patel hears the number, he adds that the maximum for the party might be 14. He then taunts saying: "Party kahan gayi? (Where has the party gone?)"