As vice-president, Rahul Gandhi led the Congress party in the General Elections in 2014. Often accused by critics of being reluctant to assume key role in the government, Rahul could not do any wonder for the Congress. In fact, the party was reduced to its lowest tally ever under his leadership.
At the AICC session in Jaipur in January, Rahul Gandhi’s invocation of the sacrifices made by the Nehru-Gandhi family drove party office bearers to tears. He asserted his authority as No. 2 in the party with a series of meetings with senior party leaders.
The decision to make MLAs sign a Rs 100-stamp paper was unanimously agreed upon at a meeting between legislators, district presidents, state party leaders and West Bengal Congress president Adhir Chowdhury.
Among the other major states that are up for polls in the coming two years — Punjab in March 2017, Uttar Pradesh in May next year and Gujarat in January 2018 — the Congress is unlikely to fancy much of a chance.
"I take this opportunity to thank every Congress worker and leader and our allies for their effort during these elections. We will work harder till we win the confidence & trust of people," Rahul Gandhi said.
The Prime Minister is talking about fighting corruption, but how did Lalit Modi and Vijay Mallya flee the country? Rahul Gandhi asked, adding "there was corruption in Gujarat involving thousands of crore of rupees".
Shahnawaj Ahmed, Chairman, Amethi Chapter of IIA, told The Indian Express, “On one end, governments are talking about promotional schemes for MSME, but here in Amethi, units are facing the worst scenario.”
In a one-on-one interaction, Rahul heard public grievances and listened to people as they urged him to travel to other parts of the state and to bring Priyanka Gandhi, his sister, into “active politics” before the assembly elections arrive next year.