Controversial figures and former Congress MPs Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar do not figure on any of the panels set up by the party for polls in Delhi while ex-Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit was named as a member of only one of them.
As differences between the old guard and team Rahul deepens, Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi on Friday said that partymen have been advised to refrain from giving advice to the leadership through media.
Four young Congress secretaries on Thursday met party general secretary Janardan Dwivedi to convey their concerns over senior leaders publicly criticising Rahul Gandhi, who sought to downplay the "tension" saying it will be dealt with.
Coming out against the old guard and in support of Rahul Gandhi, a group of young Congress leaders have decided to write to senior leaders against damaging the party's image and making controversial statements outside party fora.
An organisation should have the ability to listen as well, senior Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi said on Manday at a time when a party leader has gone to the extent of saying that Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi needed to take a break in the wake of the Lok Sabha poll debacle.
The Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha and the party leader in Rajya Sabha will be decided by Sonia Gandhi soon amid a view in the party that either she herself or Rahul Gandhi should occupy the post in the Lower House.
Senior Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi on Friday slammed BJP over the demolition of Babri Mosque, saying it should have been allowed to exist even if it was disputed as people take lessons even from "wrong steps" of history.
A day after Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi called for an end to reservation on caste lines, party president Sonia Gandhi snubbed him by saying that there should be "no doubt or ambiguity" over the party`s stand of continuing the system of reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs.
BJP on Wednesday dubbed Congress general secretary Janardan Dwivedi`s pitch against reservation on caste lines as a "trial balloon" and charged the ruling party with deliberately trying to initiate a new debate to sidetrack "anti-government" sentiment on issues of corruption and price rise.
Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi`s suggestion for ending quota based on caste and linking it with economic criteria was on Wednesday condemned by SP and BSP as anti-social justice while BJP and SAD questioned its timing just before Lok Sabha polls.
Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi`s remarks on ending caste-based reservation and going for quota on economic criteria created a stir on Wednesday with SP stoutly opposing the proposal and BJP and SAD questioning its timing.