Can Rahul Gandhi smell a shot at victory in 2019?Politics is a like a game of chess, wherein there will be moves and countermoves to be successful. At times the opponent provides a chances by an making a small error. At such times, it's good to be bold and take the advantage handed over to you.
Similarly, Rahul Gandhi, has been sidelined with the loss in Gujarat. Since then the public and parties have been targeting him and Congress.
Around a month ago, BJP lost seats in Rajasthan and Sachin Pilot gave some much needed victory to Congress (Alwar, Ajmer and Mandalgarh). In WB too BJP was beaten by TMC. Then the northeast, Tripura could have been in the Congress kitty, if they had planned well but they could not get an alliance despite being the single party to have the maximum seats. Now, BJP has lost all 3 by elections in UP and Bihar. This would also be a potential blow for BJP's chances in the upcoming polls in Karnataka.
Can Rahul Gandhi and his think tank take this opportunity and trun it around forming alliances, revising it's poll stragies etc and become a force to reckon in 2019. I think, if the Congress can get it's act together and be smart like BJP to choose its partners, it can potentially give the BJP a run for its money next year.