Monday, 27th May, 2019

Rahul Gandhi under scanner

09, Mar 2018 By shakeel ahmad

To be forthright, Rahul Gandhi’s deep dimpled smile is never harsh. He is certainly not bored of his style which simply makes light of his political position. That’s why politicians and journalists show an aversion to his particular conduct.

When the elated Amit Shah, president, Bhartiya Janata Party, was questioned to comment on Rahul’s absence during Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland assemblies’ polls results declaration, his response was that perhaps there was an election in Italy which he learnt through Whatsapp.

Was Shah not aware of the Italian elections? Obviously, there was an election in that country. In a way, Shah tried to beat around the bush. Was it his taunt or just sneer or jeer?

One Congress leader termed his Italian vacation as his sole fundamental right. He was just continuing on with his earthly life as normal.

It was definitely urbane Rahul Gandhi who had tweeted about the Italian visit the day before yesterday. He was there to see his older grandmother. However, his absence turned out a matter of discussion among politicians and journalists.

He is as much political as any BJP leader. His absence elicits superfluous queries. The BJP leaders overlook his straight affection with the grandmother. This natural feeling is derided by the NDA politicians.

His absence was more often than not estimated as lack of concern for the party. Presently, his absence, on such a testing time, directly gives the impression of detachment from the party’s cadre.

He has also shown his escapism from parliamentary discussions. Some say he acts like a half politician, others even call him more or less a part-time politician and most describe him as a slapdash leader. While the Congress viewed the points completely valueless. They maintained that the party president used to show utmost interest even on the smallest political issues.