Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah has described Rahul Gandhi’s involvement in politics post his long vacation as an “amazing transformation.”
Speaking to the news agency PTI, Abdullah said, ” The Rahul who left is not the Rahul who has come back,” Omar Abdullah said on the Congress vice president’s aggressively stance on the Modi government. That’s an amazing transformation. I don’t know what it’s down to. I haven’t had the chance to meet up with him as he has been incredibly busy but I don’t know where he went and what he did.”
He said that speaking for Rahul Gandhi in the past was like “either being critical of his prime minister or critical of his mother. And that was never going to be easy.”
And, therefore, I think his option was then to keep quiet and that allowed the perception to grow that he couldn’t speak and did not know what he wanted to say,” he said. He hoped that the Congress vice president will be able to carry the momentum against Narendra Modi-led government till the next general elections.
Omar Abdullha’s National Conference and Rahul Gandhi’s Congress party were partners in government both at the UPA-led centre and in Kashmir during the former’s term as chief minister.