Rahul and Prashant’s “Khat pe Charcha” was able to garner unprecedented response. There were a few attendees apart from congress’ own people, who were noticed at the venue of these events. It was so impactful that even those candidates who had decided to contest elections as independent instead of Congress party ticket, decided to give Congress another go. Prices for congress ticket had reached thousand figures again.
Prashant Kishore was considered to be the one responsible for this turn around. There was a team of 3-4 people always surrounding Rahul during these rallies so that he does not repeat the mistakes he did in the past, and they were, to an extent successful. All other parties were bringing Farmers issue into their manifesto in addition to the respective castes they cater.
Boozing with confidence, Rahul fell into the trap of one of the reporter when he asked him about his plans to tackle these problems. The problems included floods, droughts etc when people are forced to sleep hungry.
I will ensure every person in the village has a ration card. I will go to every home and make a ration card for every women and man.Everything was fine up to this point. People were as usual lining up to take the khats, post the ‘charcha’. But then Rahul spoke those golden words-
The lined up queue was seen scattering, everyone was rushing to their homes. Mass exit was reported from every village Rahul was planned to visit next. Majority of women were forced to leave the state till elections are over. Some men who are well aware of the rising of Gay Culture, also left along.
Meanwhile Rahul is still unaware of what went wrong and Prashant Kishore has added him to Congress party workers watsapp group, so that he can get more information on the reason of this panic.
Till the time he understands, all his meeting in UP are put on hold, and he’s advised to watch Pogo channel and stay away from UP.
(Also published on Vela’s blog here.)