While the cracks as aftermath are visible with the party dividing into two-one supporting the youth leader and the other staying put with the older generation, Sonia plays the balm on Manmohan's (perhaps) wounded esteem.
The ordinance overturns a Supreme Court order that says that elected representatives, convicted and sentenced, to over two years in prison will be disqualified immediately. They can, however, continue to join the assembly without salary or voting rights, if a higher court stays the conviction on appeal.
Bridging gaps, Sonia Gandhi reportedly spoke to the Prime Minister over the phone on Sept 27, assuring him that he has the support of the party. Earlier on Friday, Rahul had denounced the ordinance saying that it was a "nonsense" and should be "torn and thrown away."
Calling the incident a "grandstanding", BJP's Arun Jaitley said that the PM's position "will not even be a footnote in history". Call it a generational shift or a party gimick, the move surely has left the party members in some discomfort.