One man-one post? Sonia in no hurry

Though many of her own general secretaries dislike the infringement of the one person-one post norm, Congress president Sonia Gandhi has shown no hurry to relieve ministers of their charge at the All India Congress Committee.

Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mukul Wasnik, Veerapa Moily, A.K. Antony, V. Narayanswamy and Prithviraj Chavan continue to be in charge of states even as they shoulder heavy ministerial responsibilities.

Some of the general secretaries looking after only organisational work have reservations over the current arrangement but they cannot express their views openly.

In private conversations, however, they say that the party leaders should emulate Rahul Gandhi who has chosen to stick to one task – that of general secretary – though he was offered a ministerial berth.