THE Congress party has to immediately decide on two important issues. First, the party has to select the Deputy Leader of the Lok Sabha as Captain Amarinder Singh who was holding the post has been appointed President of the Punjab Congress. Second, they have to choose a new President of the Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee. The problem is that there are few senior leaders available in the Lok Sabha. The top contender for the post is Kamal Nath, the seniormost member of the Congress Legislature Party. Observing the political situation, he may not agree to take the post. Another strong contender is Jyotiraditya Scindia. In the given circumstances, he is an impressive leader but if insiders are to be believed, the Congress leadership is planning to appoint him the President of the Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee. Kamal Nath and Scindia are both articulate and influential leaders but their hands are full with party activity. There are two other important leaders, Ashok Chavan, former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, and Kanti Lal Bhuria. Both are seasoned politicians and fulfil the loyalty prerequisite of the Congress.