He came, saw though didn’t conquer: 5 reasons because Rahul Gandhi’s Anantpur Padayatra is damp squib

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Rahul Gandhi came, he saw, though did not conquer. Why? Because, he cannot. Rahul Gandhi and his Anantpur ‘padyatra’ became a theme of  ridicule as neither seemed to have held a people’s pulse. The Congress vice-president couldn’t personally come opposite as an shrewd manipulator who could yield an “inspiring” leadership.

Rahul Gandhi, on Friday, visited Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh, his initial ever to a residuary partial since the tributary of a State, amid orchestrated pushing of Congress leaders. Here are a 5 reasons because his “visit” was a damb squib.

1. Rahul Gandhi’s visit, skipping a essential Parliament session, conjunction had a broad-based design that impacts during slightest a State, leave alone pan-India ramifications, nor could it excite a euphoria, standard to politicos of his stature. Though christened as ‘rythu bharosa yatra’ (Reassuring a tillage community), a Congress managers in a state reduced his debate only to a ‘delayed morning walk’ that lacked seriousness.

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in Anantpur on Friday. PTICongress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in Anantpur on Friday. PTI

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in Anantpur on Friday. PTI

2. The farcical wander of 10-km denounced an event for Rahul to correlate with some farmers and multi-coloured crowds en route. He arraigned a statute Telugu Desam and a antithesis YSR Congress for being “afraid of Narendra Modi” and shying divided from ascent vigour on a Centre, perfectionist special standing to Andhra Pradesh and supports for a Polavaram Project, that were “enshrined in a Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014”. But, how are these dual points applicable to a drought-ridden farmers of Anantapur is over any proof and comprehension.

His regard evoked present greeting from Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu who launched a sardonic conflict on a Congress. Livid with a unscientific demeanour in that a Congress-led UPA Government bifurcated a State, Naidu lambasted Rahul Gandhi for shedding crocodile tears on a State now and pronounced a injuries it (the Congress) had inflicted remained uninformed even after a year.

3. The Congress vice-president garlanded a statue of a late Y S Rajasekhara Reddy during Obuladevara Cheruvu before commencing his promenade, sketch serious critique from YS Jaganmogan Reddy. While YSR had been constant to a Nehru-Gandhi family all by his life, they were “ungrateful and foisted fake cases opposite him and me, in connivance with Chandrababu Naidu. Today, Rahul Gandhi had no choice though to wreath a statue of a late YSR,” pronounced an murderous Jagan. Rahul’s depiction of a exit of 3 PCC presidents in a joined Andhra Pradesh from a celebration as “opportunism” did not go too good for a celebration that is on a margin in both South Indian States.

4. Rahul Gandhi’s satisfaction revisit to a residence of a unsettled rancher Harinatha Reddy, who had committed suicide, and placement of cheques to families of some farmers and weavers, who too had committed suicide, was same to a “Odarpu Yatra” embarked on by Jagan to console a families of those who died due to “shock” after a passing of YS Rajasekhara Reddy. Dichotomy is that a Congress boss Sonia Gandhi had progressing against a “Odarpu Yatra” of Jagan, while Rahul Gandhi did roughly a identical act. However, a dual can't be compared in distance and scale.

5. Though a 45-year-old Rahul slighted a questions by reporters during a tete-a-tete about his matrimony and his zenith to a Congress presidency, these questions found a distinguished coverage in a media. Though he claimed that he was like “Arjuna who had focussed on a eye of a bird to be shot”, he inadvertently indicated that he was not too focussed by responding to a queries on his matrimony and holding over a reins of a Congress – like a censor derided a fable observant even Arjuna wasn’t concentrating on a bird’s eye, and that’s clear from his really act of responding to a query as to what was manifest to him.

By his drifting visit, Rahul Gandhi could not extricate a Congress in Andhra Pradesh that’s gripped by yawn and tedium., as he was surrounded by leaders who were all degraded during a hustings. Roping in matinee statue and Rajya Sabha member Chiranjeevi was seen as an try to lift “minimum guarantee” crowds. Else, a revisit would have been most paler a shade of his revisit to Adilabad district in a beside Telangana earlier, where during slightest some inaugurated member could accompany him.