Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday announced that he was leaving India for ‘a few days’ as he will be accompanying his mother and the UPA chairperson, Sonia Gandhi, for an annual medical check-up.
He, however, took a dig at the BJP social media ‘troll army’ saying that they mustn’t ‘get too worked up’ in his absence. He wrote, “Will be out of India for a few days, accompanying Sonia ji to her annual medical check up. To my friends in the BJP social media troll army: don’t get too worked up…I’ll be back soon!”
Will be out of India for a few days, accompanying Sonia ji to her annual medical check up.
To my friends in the BJP social media troll army: don’t get too worked up…I’ll be back soon!
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 27, 2018
Rahul had come for criticism last year when he left for Italy to be with his grandmother just days after he had attended the farmers’ unrest in Madhya Pradesh. Many had slammed the Congress President for being a part-time politician. However, since then, he added the much-needed aggression in his working style and led from the front his party’s campaign in the Gujarat assembly elections in December last year.
Although his party couldn’t wrest power from the BJP, but it managed to added nearly 20 seats to its 2012 tally. He was also instrumental in leading the Congress party’s campaign in Karnataka, where his party failed to repeat its 2013 performance. But, it formed a post-poll alliance with the JDS to prevent the BJP from forming the government.
The Congress-JDS government took oath of office last week, but there were still differences over the allocations of portfolios. Sources close to Rahul say that he will take a call on the distribution of ministries after his return from abroad. “The meeting is most likely to be held on June 4-5,” PTI quoted a source as saying.
Yesterday, JD(S) leader and Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy admitted that there were some “issues” over the allocation of portfolios with the coalition partner.