Dwivedi, according to sources, is back at his old job of writing speeches and coining slogans. Ahmed Patel, the political secretary to Sonia Gandhi, heads the committee to organise protests against demonetisation. Ambika Soni is a key figure in the preparations of Punjab assembly polls, while former finance minister P Chidambaram and former prime minister Manmohan Singh have pitched in to shape the anti-demonetisation narrative.
According to party sources, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala has played a key role in being the bridge between the old and the new guard, particularly in pulling in Ahmed Patel to help the party organise protests across the country.
The rest of the Opposition, particularly the Trinamool Congress, is looking at Rahul Gandhi to take the lead in attacking the Modi government during the Budget session of Parliament that begins on January 31. A lacklustre budget, with sops for the corporate sector, would help the opposition galvanise itself.