Rahul Gandhi – Congress' trump card against civil society?

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New Delhi, Jun 27: With the Union Government in a spot over the divided views on the LokPal Bill and after landing in logjam with Anna Hazare's team representing the civil society, the Congress is planning an offensive against the dissenting voices against it.

Flashing a brand new weapon against the so-called "self-appointed representatives", the Congress has decided to bestow the responsibility of countering the campaign with Rahul Gandhi.

The scion of the Gandhi family has been grabbing headlines, with Digvijay Singh drumming support for him as the projected Prime Minister with many others too supporting the view. Congress leaders are mulling over elevating Rahul as the perfect ammunition to counter the anti-corruption campaigns of Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev.

The Congress considers that Rahul has the charisma and popularity to take on the civil society and has slammed them by calling "masks of the BJP and the RSS". The Congress also strongly believe that the popular anti-corruption campaigns are being carried out in the behest of the Sangh Parivar and is a masked effort to takeover power in the Centre.

Senior Congress leader and Minister of state for steel, Beni Prasad Verma has been quoted as saying, “No other leader in the country apart from Rahul Gandhi carries such a mass appeal and huge popularity. He is much bigger than Ramdevs and Hazares." He also added that Rahul has the ability to expose the “BJP-RSS-backed" Ramdev and Hazare.

Another Congress leader and CWC member, Jagmeet Brar also commented on Rahul Gandhi's "credibility and charisma" and added, “going by the response to his membership drive for the Youth Congress, no other leader post-independence has achieved what Rahul Gandhi has in the past few years."

With the chorus for Rahul Gandhi echoing across the Congress, will dynasty politics come to the fore once again within the Congress remains to be seen.

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