NEW DELHI: Earlier, Congress Leader Jairam Ramesh had hinted that the Congress vice-president would be in Delhi on April 19 to attend a massive rally against the Land Bill ordinance.
Rahul Gandhi is expected to return from his sabbatical by Wednesday when his temporary break from political life clocks 55th day.
Congress sources gave the fresh schedule for Rahul’s return after the wait on Monday proved futile. It was earlier indicated that the party vice-president would be back from his sabbatical on April 12-13.
In the process, Rahul skipped the meeting of the high-powered panel on Ambedkar celebrations which he co-chairs, leaving the party to face another burst of persistent queries about his return and if he would really be present at the farmers’ rally on April 19 as earlier announced.
Rahul’s return comes at a time when Congress leaders like Sandeep Dikshit and Captain Amrinder Singh have voiced their opinion that Sonia Gandhi should continue to lead the Congress.
Earlier, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh had hinted that the Congress vice-president would be in Delhi on April 19 to attend a massive rally against the Land Bill brought by the BJP-led central government.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, who was on a two-month long sabbatical, was missing from action but his posters in various parts of Uttar Pradesh certainly made waves. With there being no news of the Congress leader, people in Rahul Gandhi’s Amethi Lok Sabha constituency came up with a poster titled “Amethi Without a Leader”.
Speculations were rife that Gandhi was holidaying abroad. Earlier, a party worker had also released some photos of Gandhi on social networking site Twitter which showed him camping somewhere in Uttarakhand.