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Rahul Gandhi as Scribe, Helping Centre with Spl Panel: Rising Above Verbal Duel, Politics Has a New Face in Times of Coronavirus

File photo of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi.

File picture of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi.

As Congress will get restricted to fewer states and a non-player in vital states like UP, Bihar and down South, Covid disaster is being utilized by the social gathering to stay related.

  • CNN-News18
  • Last Updated: April 30, 2020, 12:45 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi has a basic disdain for journalists and has usually accused them of not asking the suitable questions. So what does he do? Well, he decides to turn into one.

In a primary of a protracted collection, Gandhi interviewed former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan on the financial system submit lockdown, Covid-19 and in addition mentioned what was missing in technique.

There are a number of questions that the senior Congress chief has of late been elevating on coronavirus technique. From the necessity for extra testing to financial revival and motion of migrants. A particular consultative panel arrange by Sonia Gandhi on Covid-19 has her son together with Dr Manmohan Singh and others. The concept is that in these coronavirus occasions, Congress stays related and offers inputs to authorities as principal opposition.

Of late, Congress has been neglected with regional powers changing into highly effective and the grand outdated social gathering feeling that it is voice just isn’t being heard sufficient. In Parliament, the impression goes is that between the federal government and opposition events like TMC and SP, the Congress social gathering is being eased out.

As Congress will get restricted to fewer states and a non-player in vital states like UP, Bihar and down South, Covid disaster is being utilized by the social gathering to stay related. It’s a double-edged sword.

In this disaster any criticism shall be seen as being anti-national and will boomerang, which is why the Congress has determined to not hit out on the authorities or the prime minister on this too harshly. Yet it will ask questions and make options for the street forward.

Congress sources say they’re delighted that a number of the points raised by Rahul Gandhi like deal with MSMEs, motion of migrant employees have lastly been accepted by the Centre. The BJP after all says it is the concept of the federal government and Gandhi is being a spoilsport and has no concern in serving to and cooperating with the federal government.

In his first of the collection of conversations, Gandhi determined to keep away from harsh criticism but let Raghuram level out the lacunae and in addition options. Sources say that there are extra within the pipeline.

Coming up quickly are virologists, healthcare consultants, politicians, economists — principally thought leaders.

Rahul Gandhi as journalist, maybe, is the brand new makeover he and his social gathering are taking a look at.

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