Congress party on Sunday said that while the combination of Lalu Prasad Yadav and Nitish Kumar may have been pivotal in securing the landslide victory for the Grand Alliance, but Rahul Gandhi was the real architect of the this victory.
Congress spokesperson and former MP, Sanjay Nirupam told jantakareporter.com that it was Rahul Gandhi, who had persuaded the alliance partners to project Nitish as the alliance’s chief minister’s candidate.
He said, “It was in his 40-minute meeting with the Nitish ji, when Rahul ji had first mooted the idea of the JDU leader leading the alliance. Rahul ji was also instrumental in convincing the RJD to agree to this proposal. It was an easy task, but the Congress vice president pulled this off.”
Nirupam said that Sunday’s results were indicative of of the future shape of Indian politics adding that the young Gandhi was best suited to lead the future’s UPA3 alliance at the national level.
Meanwhile, Congress leader and former finance minister P. Chidambaram said Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s win in the assembly elections was a lesson for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and he still has time to correct his course.
“Nitish Kumar’s return is a lesson for Mr. Modi. But there is still time for him to correct his course,” Chidambaram told CNN-IBN.
He also said the other political parties have now understood that “with Bharatiya Janata Party’s style of politics, it can be easily defeated by fair and free elections”.
“Despite the immense resources of BJP, Nitish Kumar defeated them,” he added.