Rahul Gandhi has announced his intention to play a more active role in the party and the government. We should be grateful. It's such a reassuring gesture! The country is going to be in safe hands finally. But what was he doing all these years? Wasn't he already playing an active role in the party, if not in the government?
The drama preceding the announcement was interesting indeed. First, family loyalist and senior minister Salman Khurshid blurts before a newspaper his frustration at Rahul playing 'camoes' and not behaving like the number two despite being so in the party after Congress president Sonia Gandhi. It is followed by a similar statement from another loyalist and the party's official loose cannon Digvijaya Singh. Then Sonia herself says it is for Rahul to decide whether he wants to play a bigger role and finally, he relents.[caption id=attachment_383510 align=alignleft width=380