The BJP leadership's weak defence against the Congress president’s serious charges has cost the party dear. If Rahul gathers steam and the BJP loses some, it could well see 2019 slipping from its grasp.
Lately, the issues the Congress president has raised against the BJP have only served to expose his and his party’s weaknesses.
The former president's decision has left the Congress stunned.
The party has completely overlooked two communities - Brahmins and Muslims - in the latest exercise.
The Lok Sabha MP wants to go with a bang, not with a whimper.