New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi has led the protest at the iconic India Gate along with Congress leaders against alleged police crackdown on students of Jamia Millia Islamia. Priyanka Gandhi is accompanied by scores of Congress workers at the protest site. But missing in action is former Congress President Rahul Gandhi who was last seen publicly on Saturday at Ramlila ground during the Congress rally.
The Congress leaders sat on dharna for two hours, but the question everybody asked – where is Rahul Gandhi? On Twitter, Rahul Gandhi’s former aide Pankaj Shankar wrote: “Hope he is not abroad”, and in another tweet he questioned – where is Rahul Gandhi.
However, official sources did not confirm Rahul’s whereabouts.
This is not the first time Rahul Gandhi is seen missing in action while Priyanaka had to take charge, at a crucial juncture.
The former Congress President is likely to take over again in due course. In the next year, after the Delhi polls, Rahul Gandhi is tipped to take over as President of the party, once again, sources said.
In the Saturday rally at Ramlila ground, the former President’s cut outs were in maximum number and he just spoke ahead of Sonia Gandhi. Even party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi also spoke in the rally. While addressing the crowd, she had said ‘My leader is Rahul Gandhi”, putting to rest talks of her taking over the party affairs.
But eyebrows are being raised by Congress leaders and workers alike about Rahul’s absence, suggesting that his presence could have made a positive impact.