Bengaluru: Who is acting as a tough opposition to the Congress? Your first reaction would be PM Modi, Union home minister Amit Shah. But going by the existential crisis the Congress party, we would safely assume that it is the Congress itself! 

The war has certainly begun in the Congress! Haryana state Congress chief Ashok Tanwar resigned saying party loyalists are being sidelined. He even put out his resignation on twitter. 

He said, "The Congress is going through existential crises, not because of its political opponents but because of serious internal contradiction. I after several months of consideration tender my resignation from the primary membership of the Congress party, which I nurtured from my sweat and blood. My fight is not personal but against the system which is destroying the grand old party," the letter added.


Now, resignation aside, there are allegations that there are factions in the party. The two factions belong to Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi. 
Highly confidential sources say that Sonia’s aides like senior Congressman Ghulam Nabi Azad are working so as to nullify the growth prospects of Rahul’s confidantes. 

Now, with both Haryana and Maharashtra going for polls on October 21 and the results to be out on October 24, this is certainly not a healthy development for the grand old party. 

Even in Maharashtra, Sanjay Nirupam, former Congress chief has openly dissented against the Congress. 

He said, "I wanted a candidate to be given nomination from Versova. Yet, it wasn't accepted. This shows that all those associated with Rahul Gandhi are being systematically finished. Those sitting at the helm are biased. They only want to finish others."

Rahul Gandhi quit as the national president of the Congress after the party suffered mortifying defeat at the hands of the BJP. Modi’s BJP won more than 300 seats in the Lok Sabha polls.