Infighting among seniors "who do not see eye to eye" was listed as a primary reason for the humiliating defeat in the assembly polls. However, even as Rahul did not outright reject the option of change in leadership, in a breather for Amarinder, he asked the senior members to consider the option of a "coordination committee".
He also urged the members to be more aggressive against the BJP, the junior alliance partner of the Akalis. The Congress must be pro-active as the opposition, and corner the SAD-BJP government over the deteriorating law and order, particularly pressing that the BJP "continues to be a mute spectator merely to enjoy power", a source quoted Rahul as saying.
This is the second major exercise by Rahul to invigorate the party in Punjab after the assembly polls - he undertook a two-day visit to the state in October and held a day's deliberations last month when most of the leaders had asked for a change of guard.