Rahul G In Da House
- Rahul leads the Congress party, from banners, ads, Election 2014 campaign to party reorganisation, appointments of young leaders.
- More than the elections, the focus is on the party, it seems. Rahul is radical in choosing allies, dealing with the coalition, even finalising tickets.
- Disappointment, unease among the party old school. Since most are not mass leaders, they have no option but to keep themselves in assembly line.
- Rahul is being criticised for repeated mistakes: the staid replies, one-way communication, other immature moves.
It was at short notice, but on February 17, journalists were called to attend a Rahul Gandhi press briefing at 10, Janpath, the official residence of his mother and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi. As journalists queued up for the usual security checks, the party old guard trooped in one by one—Mohsina Kidwai, A.K. Antony, Janardhan Dwivedi, M.L. Fotedar, Ambika Soni.... They were...