Rahul has no experience and virtually no achievement of his own in the administrative, as well as political, front. But the fact that he made an attempt to connect those people indicates that his war-footing revival plan is bang on.
Seems after stumbling to the ground, Rahul Gandhi has finally found his ground. The Congress scion who was still stuttering while delivering speeches, facing glitches during his public appearances and failing miserably instead of delivering anything, is suddenly the super-man of politics.
After his Lokpal stint and FICCI appearance, Rahul made an unannounced visit to riot hit Muzaffarnagar. His motto, although, was to build a stronger bond with the people there, but it should be taken more as an attempt to mend the mistake he made when he announced publicly that the youth of Muzaffarnagar were being wooed by ISI.
Beginning his visit early on Sunday morning, Rahul first went to the Malakpur camp in Shamli district, where at least 35 children are reported to have died due to the extreme cold in recent weeks. The area reportedly has poor sanitary conditions, lack of blankets and there is a need for a permanent settlement for the 4,000-odd refugees in the area.
Rahul also visited the Khurgaon, Sumeti and Barnavi camps in Shamli. He spent about 15 minutes there and shared a cup of tea with the people. He asked them if he would return to their villages — Lakh, Lisarh or Bhavdi — which witnessed some of the worst violence between September 7 and September 10, for which he got an answer in negative.
However, Rahul could not visit a single camp in Muzaffarnagar district after protesters refused to allow him to enter Kandhla, the largest refugee camp. They blocked the approach road and refused to let him enter protesting against his ISI remarks made earlier.
But this time, Rahul also ‘advised’ the UP government to intervene and improve living conditions in relief camps.
“Wherever I went, people spoke about brotherhood and said communal forces were responsible for the clashes here. The situation in the relief camps is very bad and the UP government must intervene immediately,” he said. “UP has a young chief minister. I want to tell him to focus on the camps and mediate between the two communities,” he added.
Well, so much of an advice from the person who has no experience and virtually no achievement of his own in the administrative, as well as political, front. But the fact that he made an attempt to connect those people indicates that his war-footing revival plan is bang on.
How it will work in his favour, or whether it will work in his favour, is a matter to see.