Capitalising on every issue happening in the country, be it big or small, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi is leaving no stone unturned to counter Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Like never before, Rahul can be seen waiting in a long queue at an ATM in New Delhi to withdraw cash and getting detained for protesting against Centre’s one-rank-one-pension (OROP) scheme. Such frequent actions from the opposition party, all on subjects of mass appeal that involves a huge section of society in distress, can be considered as a way to negate PM Modi and the BJP government on such issues that are somehow effecting the common people of the country.
In September 2015, Rahul ran a 2,000 KM ‘Kisan Yatra’ in Uttar Pradesh which was also a part of the same strategy. As per source, he might also participate on a similar tour in poll-bound Punjab in order to highlight the trouble faced by the farmers.
As per the current wave of the ruling party in the country, Congress seems to be in muddiness with many of its big leaders across the country switching their preference to the ruling camp. Despite the fact that Rahul’s recent actions have made Congress back into the headlines, but still there is no positive indication of a reversal in party’s fortune yet. Many Congress leaders are of the opinion that the current downfall of the party is due to the loopholes in the organisational structure and still there is no check on these issues. Instead, the Congress Working Committee recently sought for one more year of extension to hold organisational elections, which deepens the anxiety and suspense in the party rank.