Published On : Fri, Feb 24th, 2017

Rahul has sensitivity of a mature leader, Sheila’s damage control

New Delhi: A day after her interview to the news paper where she said Rahul Gandhi was not a mature politician — “Please remember Rahul is still not mature, his age does not allow him to be mature. He is what… in his forties. Please give him time” — former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit tweeted that a clarification saying her words had been twisted.

@SheilaDikshit tweeted: Rahul has the sensitivity and concern of a mature leader. His words are those of a young, courageous and restless man. #DontTwistMyWords

Her words could hardly have come at a worse time for the Congress party, relegated to a distant third in the Maharashtra civic polls. Yet, while addressing a rally in UP yesterday, he said, Modiji chunaav haar chuke hainwo jitni bhi nafrat faila sakte hain faila le, lekin ye Uttar Pradesh unki nahi sunega, Congress aur Samajwadi Party ki sarkaar banayega. (Modiji has lost the elections. He can spread all the hate he wants to, but Uttar Pradesh wont listen to him, public will make Congress and Samajwadi Party the ruling parties).

Twitter couldn’t stop laughing at the Gandhi scion whose speeches have been parodied earlier as well.

Senior Congress leaders like Rita Bahuguna Joshi who left the party to join the BJP have publicly blamed Rahul for the mess the party is in.