But sources say that in coming days the dynastic party will have to bear more such pain. This stem from the fact that factionalism and dissension is on rise in the party.
Party is on tough wicket
Already enfeebled by series of setbacks recently like assembly poll results, leadership issue and then lastly differences at various rank in the party, the Congress party really is on back foot.
Reports says that Nehru-Gandhi party is battling with differences among top leaders in various states like Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana.
In Haryana where Congress got big rout recently, reportedly the difference is brewing up between former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Kumari Selija.
She held Hooda responsible for the party's debacle as BJP stormed into Congress's bastion in Haryana election. She said, "I think the responsibility should be on him because he enjoyed total, absolute unbridled power for last 10 years as Chief Minister".
Selja further alleged that even the ticket distribution as well as campaign and publicity were "more or less one sided". "A lot of people were consulted in ticket selection but by the end when tickets were finally given out, it was heavily loaded in his favour," she said.
Differences among leaders in various State
In Assam, one of the big Congress stalwart Himanta Biswa has opened a cudgel against incumbent Chief Minister Tarun Gagoi.
Similarly in Madhya Pradesh, big leaders like Digvijay Singh, Satyavrat Chaturvedi, Jyotiraditya Scindia are fighting with each others. The sorry tale of congress doesn't end here.
In Maharashtra, the former Chief Minister Prithviraj chavan is facing heat from own party colleagues like Narayan Rane and others. Even in Uttarakhand there is big ego tussle going on between Chief Minister Harish Rawat and Vijay bahuguna. In Uttar Pradesh party is battling with differences among big leaders like Reeta bahuguna Joshi and Pramod Tiwari.
It seems, Congress party really is going through with very tough time these days and if required steps will not be taken on priority basis, the party will surely move into oblivion.