You need to play it again, Sam

Sep 07, 2003 at 0000 hrs IST

Deadwood at the top, bogus members at the bottom and lethargy down the line—that’s the scathing verdict on the state of the Congress party according to Sam Pitroda. He’s the man who helped Rajiv Gandhi craft his dream to take India into the 21st century and now has taken on a far tougher task: revamping the nation’s oldest party and anointing Sonia Gandhi bharat ki rani.

Barring fulsome praise for Sonia Gandhi’s leadership, the 25-page confidential report entitled Congress Party Rejuvenation Plan has hardly a good word to say about anyone or anything in the party.