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Rahul Gandhi has to prove his mettle

Rahul Gandhi is aggressively taking each and every issue nowadays; either it is Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) or Hyderabad Central University’s (HCU) Rohith Vemula’s suicide. Not only youth centric issues but topics like GST and Dalit atrocities also has been brought forward by the Congress ‘lad’. He is showing maturity as a seasoned politician, but how can BJP tolerate that? BJP and its propaganda agencies already damaged Rahul Gandhi’s image by various ways, but still the fading charm of Modi waves is giving big scope to Congress and Rahul to get back in peoples’ mind. No one expected BJP would lose its credibility so soon. People are running towards Congress again. The ruling BJP has gone very insensitive towards Gandhis, fearing on their evergreen popularity among common man. Either its PM Narendra Modi or his left hand Amit Shah, Congress Vice President is ever ready to attack them on any issue.

On Monday, the Congress Vice President in Guwahati Assam launched a frontal attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and RSS accusing them of trying to create communal divide to win the elections. Assam is an election bound state and Rahul Gandhi was there to start a poll campaign. Earlier, Rahul Gandhi had trained his guns on PM Modi saying, he is surprised to see how swiftly public anger has grown against the BJP government at the Centre and in Maharashtra. He brought the deadlock on the BJP’s ambitious indirect tax reform – the GST bill, back into focus saying the Congress will not relent unless the ruling party accepts its demands for tweaks in the proposed legislation.

Addressing a public meeting at Titabor, the home constituency of Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi, Gandhi put his foot on the tail of RSS by saying those who killed Mahatma Gandhi are now trying to propagate–one nation, one culture theory in the country. If this is allowed to happen what will happen to your culture in Assam. The killers of Mahatama Gandhi want us to take the certificate of patriotism from them.

Congress vice-president who started his two-day visit to Eastern Assam, aimed at wooing tea-garden workers, also warned the estate workers to be careful of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s gimmick.

Either you address him Pappu or Baba but fact is that he slowly gaining maturity over every issue. Congress has parampara that their presidents initiate the begul on any election campaign but instead of his mother Sonia Gandhi as a president, Rahul Gandhi announced the battle in Assam.

Through his aggression and fact, he is making veteran’s on the topics to keep their mouth shut.

The BJP government was trying to snatch subsidized ration and intends to stop MGNREGA and Right to Food Act which Congress has started for the welfare of poor and downtrodden.

Narendra Modi ji give huge speeches, ‘Make in India’, ‘Clean India’, every other day they launch a new slogan. Is there one person who has got a job because of Modiji?

Talking on JNU issue Rahul Gandhi said, BJP and RSS are following the agenda of creating divide and hatred, as can be seen from the recent developments in JNU, by imposing their views forcibly on people. They have no respect for the diversity of the nation’s culture and sentiments of the people. They just want that everybody follow their views.

The saffron shift among Dalits is unmistakable but what is still not clear is that whether this would continue to benefit BJP electorally or is it a temporary phenomenon? The upcoming UP assembly elections hold the key to this question. And much will depend on how much real participation and power BJP is willing to vest in the hands of Dalits within the party and the government. The Congress, under the inspiration of Gandhi, has taken up the question of removal of Untouchability and the Hindu Mahasabha has followed the suit. However, time and again, Congress and BJP governments had betrayed Dalits and were responsible for their poor plight even after 68 years of Independence.

The Congress party rebuffed suggestions of a breakthrough on a landmark tax reform, hours after the government said it had accepted the demands set by the main opposition party to back the measure. The proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST), India’s biggest revenue shake-up since independence in 1947, seeks to replace a slew of federal and state levies, transforming the nation of 1.2 billion people into a customs union. The new sales tax will add up to two percentage points to the South Asian nation’s economic growth. The Congress party, the original author of the tax reform, has opposed what it calls the “flawed” version now before parliament, where it has been able to block a key constitutional enabling amendment in the Rajya Sabha.

Congress Party and their vice President are giving tough time to BJP and its leaders by questioning every issue and also supporting public in particular, from greeting farmers to visiting the students. Rahul Gandhi seized every issue to his political advantage. From Delhi elections to Gram Panchayat election in Maharashtra, BJP has tasted defeats everywhere. May be Rahul emerges as threat to the ruling party. Litmus test is in Assam. Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election next year will give clear indication for the future of BJP in 2019. Let’s see, what’s in store for BJP.

Dr Vaidehi Taman
Dr Vaidehi an Accredited Journalist from Maharashtra is bestowed with Honourary Doctorate in Journalism, Investigative Journalist, Editor, Ethical Hacker, Philanthropist, and Author. She is Editor-in-Chief of Newsmakers Broadcasting and Communications Pvt. Ltd. for 11 years, which features an English daily tabloid – Afternoon Voice, a Marathi web portal – Mumbai Manoos, monthly magazines like Hackers5, Beyond The News (international) and Maritime Bridges. She is also an EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Security Analyst and is also a Licensed Penetration Tester which caters to her freelance jobs.

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