Rahul Gandhi: A leader destined to rise or bite the dustIn India, we have grown up with two major political parties, one past its glory days and one at the zenith in the Indian political scene. Interestingly the leader of the party past its glory, the Congress is a young leader bearing the mantle held by great leaders in the past.
Is this a blessing in disguise? BJP has a mature leadership, the Gujarat polls have shown chinks in the BJP armor, it is yet to break into South India and slowly running out of ideas. The Leader of the party at its zenith (BJP) has perhaps shown his Achilles Heel, his serious remarks on supari and conspiracy with Pakistan and his narrowing margin in Gujarat wins. If we have to believe in the law of averages, somebody is likely to catch-up. Can that somebody be Rahul Gandhi
From the Congress perspective, it's a matter of reviving and re-shaping the party. With Rahul, visiting temples (temple agenda of BJP), forming alliances with Hardik Patel and quickly sacking MS Iyer has shown some political shrewdness. He needs a good think tank team, fresh ideas, connect with grass root party workers and the public, become a good leader in opposition and form a formidable alliance that can stand up to the mighty BJP if he does that, who knows he can bring back the glory of Congress.
Let's see what's in store for Rahul & the Congress.