1. Rahul Gandhi turns ‘bhagora’, goes on sabbatical as politics in India heats up

Rahul Gandhi turns ‘bhagora’, goes on sabbatical as politics in India heats up

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has gone on a sabbatical "for a few weeks" to reflect upon recent events and the future of the party...

By: | New Delhi | Updated: February 24, 2015 8:35 AM
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With Rahul Gandhi as the lead light in the party, Congress has been performing badly at the hustings, which started with the Lok Sabha elections last year and continued in the Assembly elections in various states including Delhi recently. (Reuters)

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has gone on a sabbatical “for a few weeks” to reflect upon recent events and the future of the party that was completely wiped out in the Delhi Assembly elections capping a string of losses – the new turn in events has led many to now term him a ‘bhagora’ (a runaway, or a deserter), something that was aimed in a derogatory manner at Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal, after he quit as Delhi CM after just a over a month in power.

Rahul has been “granted leave of absence for a few weeks after which he will return and resume his active participation in the affairs of the Congress party”, party sources said.

They said he has “requested Congress President Sonia Gandhi for some time to reflect on recent events and future course of the party”.

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He believes that the direction that the party adopts at the upcoming AICC session will be of crucial importance for its future and he wishes to prepare for it, the sources said.

Congress has been performing badly at the hustings, which started with the Lok Sabha elections last year and continued in the Assembly elections in various states including Delhi recently.

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The debacle in Delhi, where Congress failed to get even one seat in the 70-member House, was more stunning as the party had ruled the state for 15 years till December 2013.

The AICC session is expected in early April and media reports have suggested that Rahul could be made the party chief on that occasion.

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Rahul Gandhi. (PTI)

 

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    Jagadeesan Iyer
    Feb 24, 2015 at 3:00 pm
    Vivian Richards?neena gupta:::::She said the chile will be made a great cricketer like vivian. But Masaba was born a girl and she is a fashion designer:::::::::: Rohan Gavaskar son of Sunil Gavaskar never could become another Sunil ::::::::::: The list is very long :::::: Hope every one will understand!
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      Indian
      Feb 24, 2015 at 12:04 am
      Is this PAID NEWS ..... wat has journalism come down to... If he wants to take a vacation .. let him.. wats ur problem
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        ek
        Feb 24, 2015 at 10:52 am
        Nothing serious ... just TRYING to fizzle out the COINCIDENCE between TIMING of Rahul's sabbatical and PetroGate Espionage ...
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          ek
          Feb 24, 2015 at 11:09 am
          Nothing serious ... just TRYING to fizzle out the COINCIDENCE between TIMING of Rahul's sabbatical and PetroGate Espionage ... ???. By the way ... do you remember 2012-13 Finance Ministry Bugging case ... Alas, the case was just dropped and forgotten ... was the case just dropped to cover any BIG GUN ... ???
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            GM Reddy
            Feb 23, 2015 at 11:01 pm
            Thank Rahul for doing a service. It was along felt demand to give an honourable burial for the INC. He did exactly that. Let them start with a new name under Rahul's leadership.
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              rsc
              Feb 24, 2015 at 1:08 am
              Good ridden. Hope he goes to Nani Ghar and never come back in interest of Congress. One mafia member less.
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                CV
                Feb 23, 2015 at 10:20 pm
                ok so this is news? or a joke :)
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                  CV
                  Feb 23, 2015 at 10:21 pm
                  Ok so this is news ? Or a Joke :)
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