locked its constitutionally elected president Sitaram Kesri in the bathroom" to clear the way for Ms Sonia Gandhi to take over the job.
Kesari was summarily removed by the Congress Working Committee and Sonia Gandhi installed in his place because of fears that with his cunning he may chart a course towards Prime Ministership. Senior Congress leaders went about supervising his nameplates being wrenched out of the party office walls. He was even turfed out of his Rajya Sabha seat.
Why was so much humiliation heaped on Kesari? Because he was of lowly origin who dared to aspire?