Priyanka Gandhi has scotched the latest round of speculation on her taking up some big responsibility in the Congress with an open denial. However, given the fascination with her in the media and the general suspicion at Rahul Gandhi's leadership acumen another bout of excitement around her supposed 'big role' could only be round the corner. While the cycle of speculation and denials will be endless given her unique presence in the Congress scheme of things, there is a bigger question that slips under the radar all the time: can the party handle three Gandhis at the top? Two Gandhis at the helm of affairs have more often than not spelt trouble for the Congress. Take the case of Jawaharlal Nehru-Indira Gandhi or Indira-Sanjay Gandhi or Sonia-Rahul. On the face of it, each looks a formidable and invincible combination. But in reality, specially in the case of the latter two, it put the organisation and the government under strain, added to the pulls and pressures and created confusion among workers as the centre of gravity in the organization/government see-sawed, depending on the occasion and situation. And now there are loud demands for inducting a third into the organisation.