From the stunning hug and cheeky wink it is as clear as summer’s sunny day that Rahul Gandhi is a force to reckon with and ready to take on Modi on an even keel in one to one fight in Lok Sabha elections of 2019.
Throwing off his ‘shehzada’ ‘Pappu’ mantle into political dustbin, Rahul Gandhi marches ahead from Hussar to General in his forays of India’s political leadership.
Rahul Gandhi ‘s soul stirring incisive speech with relentless attack on the Prime Minister Mr Modiji during the no- confidence motion debate sets the tone for the battle lines being drawn.
The aggressive pitch of his speech highlighting relevant Govt failures convinced the treasury benches apart from the opposition, that novice Rahul Gandhi is gone and a leader with confidence, conviction and compassion has finally arrived on Indian political scene.
Let us analyse the profile of Rahul
After making a scathing attack, Rahul Gandhi’s snuggle hugging Prime Minister Modiji ,demonstrated that political differences need not impair the relations and respect for one another in the vituperative political atmosphere.
A definitely good gesture on part of Rahul Gandhi but Modiji did not reciprocate the same, instead made butt of the joke in his speech and thus demonstrated his lack of political statesmanship essential for a leader of his stature.
But Rahul Gandhi has managed to rattle Modi and gave enough reason to everybody to define Rahul with more clarity and leadership acumen.
The fact is that both Modiji and Amit shah are constantly attacking ,browbeating Rahul demonstrates clearly that his stature has grown in their eyes and perceive him as a potent threat to them.
Also,whenever BJP gets an opportunity to belittle Rahul ,they do not leave anything to chance but vociferously assail him and malign him to their fill.
For instance an Urdu daily Inquilab reported that Rahul Gandhi saying that the congress was a party of Muslims, although a gross misrepresentation of his conversation with a group of intellectual Muslims, BJP demanded explanation from Rahul so much so taunting him for claiming a Shiv Bakht on one hand and simultaneously hobnobbing with Muslim intellectuals on the other hand.
These erratic actions on part of the ruling party has propelled Rahul Gandhi to the center stage and given him reason to imbibe confidence by asserting that he and his party ,the Congress, stand for all marginalized people irrespective of caste color and creed.
Clearly the battle for 2019 elections are announced.
Modi recently flared up at an investment summit in Lucknow ,stating he was not afraid of aligning with businessmen, as the nation building requires “joint efforts of industralists,as well as farmers,workers,bankers and civil servants”
Lambasting at Congress UPA coalition in 2014 election as scam bunch and talked proudly of his success in cooking Congress’s goose then.
The million dollar question is ;Will BJP repeat the election success in 2019.?
Perhaps not. The Modi Govt has failed to live up to the expectations of deliverance of good governance in totality.
In fact has done little to tone up economic growth beyond 6% to 7% .
The promise of new India free from corruption and capital cronyism has not been eventually realized.
Instead mob lynchings in name of cow protection ,rape of women ,communal divide and victimization of Dalits have become almost order of the day.
.Demonetisation was bungled badly The good economic reform GST was badly implemented. The price rise of oils petrol and diesel has put people on the mat.
Rahul Gandhi has started mobilizing the opposition including Mamata Banerjee and Mayawati by upholding the democratic values and declared that Congress is willing to accept any non-RSS backed Prime Ministerial Candidate ,depending upon the outcome of elections in 2019.
He is fast imbibing the nuances of political manoeuvres to project himself as a kind large hearted political opponent to Modi.
On Saturday ,August 4 in a bid to show unity Rahul Gandhi shared plateform and also spoke at the opposition congegration “opposition stands united” against BJP’s “assault” on India’s history and culture.
Taking on Nitish Rahul said “if Bihar chief Minister is actually ashamed of the sexual abuse on minor girls,it should be reflected in his actions.” “ we arehere to send a message we are with women and children ,we are not going backtrack.” He said.
With the sexual abuse cases at a shelter home in Muzaffarpur (Bihar),the event being organized by RJD at Jantar Mantar, Delhi , the protest venue .
Tejashwi of RJD said “ the state govt has completely failed to maintain law and order. This dharna is not political one but only those who want perpetrators of the crime to be punished have come together.” He concluded
Thus the election in 2019 may not be easy cakewalk for Mr Modi as in 2014 as resurgent Rahul Gandhi poses a determined threat.
Rahul Gandhi ,a polite graceful leader is seen as a messiah , talisman by the downtrodden harassed ,traumatised Indians and more than that he is cleansing Congress of partisan thus a great solace to multitudes for perceiving a better India bereft of hate, violence in name of religion caste and divisive politics.