Trouble for Virbhadra, Rahul does not like senior leaders
August 31, 2017  15:33
Buzz in the AICC headquarters at 24, Akbar Road in New Delhi is that the Himachal Pradesh Congress is heading for a major split.

Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh has become a big headache for Rahul Gandhi.

While Rahul was away in Norway last week, Virbhadra wrote a three-page letter to Sonia Gandhi, with a copy to Rahul, indicating that the AICC should project him as the face for the 2018 Himachal Pradesh assembly polls.

Himachal has 68 assembly seats, but there are six major internal groups in the Congress Party in the state.  Virabhadra during his private interactions with newsmen and Congress leaders has openly said that Rahul Gandhi does not like old leaders. However, he was unstinting in his praise for Sonia Gandhi.

Interestingly, Priyanka Gandhi is considered to be close to Virbhadra as the Gandhis have built a house in Shimla.

Dissidents in the party are camping in  New Delhi to create maximum political problems for the 82-year-old leader.
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