The Budget session of Parliament, to present the Modi governments first full-fledged budget, But at this important time main opposition party congress vice president goes on leave.
Good news for Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is expected to come under enormous political pressure, for the first time since he assumed office nine months ago, following the Bharatiya Janata Partys debacle in the Delhi election. The controversial land acquisition ordinance has united all the anti-Modi forces, with even pro-BJP affiliates like the Bhartiya Kisan Sangh ranged joining in. There cannot be a better opportunity for the Congress to show that it is capable of reviving and exhibiting some resilience for the sake of its core constituency.
It is at such a critical that Rahul Gandhi has opted to go on leave, and the excuse given sounds filmi, to put it mildly. If Rahul has indeed asked for leave from his mother Sonia Gandhi, who is party president, "to prepare for a leadership conclave in April, it means that the heir-apparent is incapable of multi-tasking, a necessary skill for a leader to possess.
Rumours spread Rahul Gandhi rushed to his Non Hindu Girl Friend to whom he is going to get married this summer..
The Congress vice president is now 44 years old,& he features on most eligible politicians rankings, and rumours of his impending marriage have been doing the rounds since a decade or so. But, a source in his inner circle claims, this time things look serious, and that he is likely to marry his non-Indian Hindu Girlfriend this summer.
The girlfriend is a former journalist turned social worker. She is quite articulate when she talks on serious topics like the environment, womens issues and human rights.
Few Congressmen are backing Rahul solidly and want him to take over as party president as soon as possible, claim, using cautious words, that Rahul has not made up his mind about marriage, and that she is still waiting for his nod. May be Rahul plans to settle down and on the side & please his party-men too with a settled family life.
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." This sounds weird in view of the fact that he has been impatient to become party president as early as April.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi also rahuls mother told to media & in parliament about rahul that, rahul needs some time & space.