The party has launched an anti-corruption poster spotting the 43-year old number 2 candidate-Rahul Gandhi. Promoting him as spearheading the anti-corruption agendas, the party is giving veiled indications of their announcement-to-be regarding the next Prime Minister of India.
Interestingly, the poster read: "Rahul ji ke nau hathiyar, door karenge bhrashtachar (Rahul ji has nine weapons with which he will end corruption)."
What could not happen in the failed 10 years' tenure of the UPA government is apparently taking shape in the party intelligence.
The '9 weapons' that the party is planning to push in the next Parliamentary session are anti-corruption bill, activist safety Bill, anti Bribery bill, bill for timely implementation of citizen development schemes, citizen and humanitarian responsibility bill, and a bill accounting for government property. The party is planning to push them for consideration in the coming month under the Rahul banner.
Among the rest three are the ones that have already been successfully pushed, which include Black Money Regulation Act, Lokpal Act, and the RTI Act. Party supremos say that Rahul Gandhi has worked really hard to facilitate the smooth passage of the Bills in the Parliaments' short winter session. In fact, his party gives him all the credit for the framing of the new laws.
However, it goes without saying that the party has been a failure in checking issues like price rice and corruption in its last tenure. Despite this, the Rahul brigade makes fresh promises saying that it would work harder on the very same issues on re-election.
The party is likely to have a meeting tomorrow to decide on its campaign theme, ahead of the AICC session on Friday, January 17.
Meanwhile, in an interview to the media, AAP chief and the New Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal blew the election bugle, openly challenging all the other parties saying that it would be between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the BJP this time. In fact, he went ahead and said that Congress stands nowhere in the scene. He also discounts the Rahul factor.