With the recent gains in Gujarat, Rahul Gandhi is the man of hour within Congress. The newly elected President is getting support from both the old guard as well as that youth within the party and organisation.
Gulab Nabi Azad described his new leadership to be committed to the party and to the nation. He believes that Rahul can become one of the most illustrious Congress leaders and truly be part of the congress’s golden history.
Sachin Pilot too welcomed the event. He called Rahul’s elevation to be force multiplier for Congress Party
Anand Sharma recalled recent past where Rahul Gandhi provided a meaningful leadership and predicted that the future is safe with Rahul at the helm of Congress.
For quite some time now people in power have got away with everything. Modi failed to change that when BJP leaders were named and shamed for riots in UP. Its (and that of Sangh allied) organisations regularly engage is killing in name of cow. Its CMs become part of threat to Bollywood for telling a fictionalised version of story. The freedom of expression is under threat and BJP is catering to its ‘core’ constituencies.
Sadly, for BJP, India is bigger than cow-rakshaks and other such support base. People who like Modi for demonetisation truly believed that it was beginning of a change. It was not so. For all the talks of development none is perceptible. The biggest game changer – BharatMala will be launched in last year of Modi’s term, for which Arun Jaitley has no money!’
In this back ground, when a leader, with a Gandhi surname, spends time at Mohalla level, he mobilizes support that is unheard of in recent past. When Congress fired Mani Shankar Aiyyar, it set a bar, that BJP is not likely to meet any time soon.
Rahul Gandhi is in command and his opponents are scared of him. This makes Rahul the right person at the right time standing to a tall stature of Modi. The newly elected congress president has figured out that the may to handle the aggression of Modi is by patience. He has also demonstrated that the way to counter Amit Shah’s organisation is by building his own.