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  • The railways say there is no certainty yet when services will resume after the lockdown and a final decision will be taken in the next few days
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  • Power System Operation Corporation Ltd. (POCOSO) putting all systems and protocols in place at war-footing to ensure there is no grid failure due to reduction in demand on April 5 at 9 pm
  • Power ministry scotches rumours that the power grid might fail due to the 9-minute blackout called by PM Modi on Sunday, April 5
  • Centre asks people to wear home-made masks if it is absolutely essential for them to step out of homes
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  • 8000 samples were tested across India on April 2, but the government said that testing will be need-based and will not be used as a confidence-boosting measure
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  • Supreme Court asks journalists to be responsible and publish only the official version of news after it was brought to its notice that migrant exodus started after the 'fake' news that the lockdown will be extended to three months
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The Congress Party: Headless And Clueless

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Sunil Garodia By our team of in-house writers.

The Congress party is being torn apart as it is headless. Ever since Rahul Gandhi submitted his resignation and refused to take it back after countless entreaties from all senior leaders including his mother and sister, the party has not been able to decide how it should tackle this unprecedented situation.

Given to being lackeys in front of the Gandhis, no Congress leader has any plan or the guts to put up his name as a replacement for Rahul. They look forward to the Gandhis to keep them together and lead the party, knowing full well that none of the other leaders will be acceptable to other leaders and the workers. 

But this indecision has kept the party headless for nearly 20 days now and in the interim, most state leaders are revolting. 10 legislators from the party have switched sides to go to TRS. There are reports of revolts in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. There seems to be no one who can talk to these disgruntled elements and keep the flock together.

Reports say that the Congress is thinking of appointing an interim president. That would only be a stop-gap measure and is likely to exacerbate the problem. The person so appointed will have neither the standing nor the power to control state leaders. They have to either find a long term replacement for Rahul or run the party through a presidium of four or five leaders. 

The Congress says that it got more than 12 crore votes and that it means people still have faith in the party. But if the party displays complete servility towards the Gandhis and remains in the doldrums for long, the 12 crore will dwindle to 6 and then to 2. People like their leaders to be strong and decisive. The Congress, at present, resembles a rag-tag outfit unsure of its future.