Rahul Gandhi’s belated ‘sense’ may be a part of Congress’ bigger ploy – to discredit the PM and make Rahul rise. The course of his statements will take definite shape when the PM returns from his tour on Oct 1 and visits the President and other governmnet ministers. For now, Rahul takes the accolades for the best actor.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi engaged himself in a popular act today which is sure to go a rage in the social media.
In his rugged avatar as an angry young man, he showed his wish in front of the media. “In my personal opinion, the ordinance should be torn and thrown away. It is an utter nonsense,” he said.
Distancing himself from the government he said that he was not a part of the government and that the government was surely wrong in clearing the ordinance. He marked his differences with the government by saying that the explanation given by the government is weak. “They say that we have to do it because of political considerations. Everybody does this. We need to stop making these small compromises,” he said.
It is important to understand that the opposition BJP has been gaining many points over Congress past few days. With its image growing stronger as a united party, the Congress has constantly started to fall apart. While the statement made by the Congress scion may be taken as a face saving attempt by him at the eleventh hour, it may also be seen as his warning to the government to fall in line.
However, it may also be an attempt by Rahul to correct his place in the public eye for he may well be anointed Congress’ candidate for 2014 general elections. His belated sense of ‘nonsense’ may very well be a damage control measure. He very well is aware that the public will look for a candidate who has a clean image.
It should also be noted that Congress’ own ministers had started to voice their concern over the ordinance. Yesterday, MoS Milind deora had tweeted his disagreement with the government’s action. Party’s loyal Digvijay Singh too had voiced his concerns for the same. It cannot be denied that Rahul Gandhi could have staged the whole drama in order to show that he is still the leader of the youth in his party and carries the same sentiment as theirs.
We must not forget that Rahul gandhi has been mentored by President Pranab Mukherjee over the years. At a time when the ordinance lies at his office table and he has summoned UPA ministers for a meeting, what was the point of speaking his own mind? It also questions his ‘sense’ when the government was trying to get the ordinance passes from a month
What was the need to crash a press conference which Ajay Maken called up? The kind of language that Rahul used was fairly not good for Maken who ha called the conference for defending the government on the issue and who was sitting next to Rahul while the later was carrying out his heroic act.
What looks like an innocent act by Rahul Gandhi showing his fallout from his own party’s government may well be a part of the bigger ploy by UPA. Over the past few months, Congress had been distancing itself from the government’s action. The position of the Prime Minister had been diminished a big time.
Also, it is important to note that Rahul’s words has came out at a time when the Prime Minister of the country is outside meeting important world leaders. The kind of language used to describe his government’s action by Rahul (‘nonesense’) undoubtedly discrrediting his position.
While his party denies any kind of knowledge of his statements, the opposition calls it a charade to do damage control.
The kind of positing Congress has been of late, it may well be Congress’ idea to make Manmohan Singh take the fall so that Rahul Gandhi could rise. How on earth it cannot know about actions of his own vice president hailing from party’s first family?
The course of his statements will take definite shape when the PM returns from his tour on Oct 1 and visits the President and other governmnet ministers. For now, Rahul takes the accolades for the best actor.