Rahul Gandhi’s return to India was marked by a Kisan Rally in Haryana, where he was joined by his mother Sonia Gandhi and other heavyweights of Congress. Everybody was propping up Rahul after his 2 month long disappearance, but Rajdeep Sardesai chose to bat for Sonia Gandhi:
irony: on a day when we were focussing on Modi vs Raga, the most passionate speech comes from Sonia Gandhi! #landwar
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) April 19, 2015
Unfortunately for him, facts landed yet another sucker punch as his former TV channel reported that people were deserting the venue as Sonia was speaking:
Cut to today, when Rahul Gandhi spoke in Lok Sabha. And the usual suspects were roaring in action expressing their emotions:
Zaka Jacob, who had said General V K Singh should be more sensitive to Yemen victims, had this to say about Rahul Gandhi:
— Zakka Jacob (@Zakka_Jacob) April 20, 2015
Sagarika seems to agree with him. We wonder what new found powers they saw in Rahul Gandhi to help them change their mind so soon:
” this is a suit boot govt” says a much more aggressive Rahul Gandhi in LS than we have ever seen. Vipassana seems to have helped!
— Sagarika Ghose (@sagarikaghose) April 20, 2015
Bhupendra Chaubey had fallen head over heels for the new and improved Rahul Gandhi:
Well do we know where and what did Rahul Gandhi do these past 57 days to come back fighting like this?this version of Rahul is great
— bhupendra chaubey (@bhupendrachaube) April 20, 2015
Is it a coincidence that all the above Journalists belong to the CNN-IBN stable? And all of them somehow did not notice that Rahul Gandhi version 2.0 is prone to the same faux pas as Rahul Gandhi version 1.0
And Pappu in Parliament made Gadkari the agriculture minister today? Lol! — हम भारत के लोग (@India_Policy) April 20, 2015
Journalist Saba Naqvi, (of hitjob sources fame) had this to say:
Arrey Wah. What a transformation!
— Saba Naqvi (@_sabanaqvi) April 20, 2015
Shekhar Gupta even went on to say “the picture has changed” after Rahul Gandhi’s return:
Move over Harold Wilson. A week used to be a long time in politics for yr generation. Now a weekend, even a Sunday can change the picture — Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) April 20, 2015
These are some of the reactions from our very neutral mediapersons. If these are true, it seems Congress will sweep the upcoming Bihar elections. Let us see the results and then come back to this post.