The Congress vice-president was supposed to make his return to active politics on Monday. According to sources, he will now do so on Wednesday.
Rahul Gandhi has reportedly delayed his return to Delhi once again. The Congress vice president, who was supposed to make his return to politics on Monday after his ‘leave of absence’ will now do so on Wednesday, said sources within the Congress party.
When asked about the delay, sources said that Gandhi was irked by the recent interview of veteran leader Captain Amarinder Singh, in which he had said that the party should be led by Sonia and that the young scion should wait a bit longer.
Notwithstanding, the Congress was planning to give him a rousing reception at Delhi airport and apparently Rahul got wind of it and extended his leave as he wanted to return home quietly.
The Air Traffic control has been getting frequent enquiry calls from the media on when Rahul’s flight is expected to land and his arrival would have been beamed by every channel worth its salt.
The 44-year-old has been away for seven weeks and has missed the budget session of Parliament.
The Congress has struggled to defend his long absence beyond saying that he needed time to “introspect.”
Congress leaders have asserted that Gandhi will definitely return before Sunday, April 19, when he is expected to address a massive farmers’ rally against the land bill.
Rahul has positioned himself as a champion of farmers and was credited with driving the Congress government’s law in 2013 that said land cannot be acquired without the consent of a majority of the farmers.