Well, there is a possibility for both scenarios: the new party chief cannot claim to act with full authority, ensuring a distance from the influence and the interference of the members of the Gandhi family, as that, it appears, is going to stay there, no matter what. And if by any chance, that element of supremacy and interference faded away, then that is more likely going to be the start of a new era for the Congress party in national politics where they are lagging as of now. These scenarios do not change with the person elected to become the party chief. Be it Gehlot or Tharoor, however, a fine distinction remains between the two and that is the assertiveness of Tharoor, unlike Gehlot.
The reality is that the country needs a vibrant, effectual, and potent opposition that forms the soul of any democracy, and to play that much-needed role, there isn’t any better option than Congress, but the weaknesses of the party from within and without, has had a withering effect on it, causing it to lose its sheen and the grip on the national politics of India. The internal election of Congress has brought to it a chance of a much-needed revival; amelioration. There is a need to get hold of it; and get going with a bang!