Congress’s victory in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh isn’t as much about Rahul Gandhi going from Pappu to “Param Pujya”, like MNS Chief Raj Thackeray puts, as it is about Narendra Modi’s 36-inch chest shrinking to 20 inches.
Congress didn’t win. BJP lost.
Yes, talking about Rahul Gandhi, he has grown a lot. And not just that. The way he tackled the constant attacks from BJP – their social media goons and the gatekeeper of the country – on his mother, father, grandparents with high composure is incredibly commendable. His understanding of issues has grown. He looks to be much more grounded to the core issues of the country (even just for the rhetoric sake). He seems to have a good command over the entire party following Sonia Gandhi passing the party’s presidency to her son.
Above and all, although they say don’t take politicians at their face value, Congress President Rahul Gandhi looks quite modest. He isn’t “young” just for the names shake—he does functions like someone young, passionate and concerned. The analysts asked him not to target PM Narendra Modi directly—he did it anyway by questioning the “gatekeeper” on important issues. They made fun of the way he spoke, mispronounced and commit goof-ups—he continued with his ways. The media dragged him to dirt and thorn—he continued working.
He might not necessarily be the “Param Pujya” like MNS Chief Raj Thackeray puts it. But his stature as a politician and leader has surely grown to newer heights over the course of one year. And his this speech in the parliament during no-confidence motion was one of the biggest game-changers:
But then a large part of the credit must also go to BJP, Amit Shah and PM Narendra Modi. If they didn’t continue spreading propaganda, lying, pulling the Hindu-Muslim topic and just fooling the voters, Rahul Gandhi wouldn’t have been in this position.