In a speech filled with optimism, and fuelled by Rafale deal, the Gandhi scion told Congress parliamentary party, “We are now winning. We are defeating BJP in ideological fight. We are defeating BJP on the daily news cycle and Congress is now firmly entrenched in the mood and spirit of the people.”
On the farewell day of the 16th Lok Sabha, he told party MPs that it was the toughest Parliament in Congress history with a paltry strength 44 MPs fighting “animosity” from a massive ruling bloc aided by “institutional unfairness”.
He said never before did Congress have to “fight the fight that you had to fight”, adding it was “psychologically difficult … physically difficult”.
“Right now, you are thinking ‘Oh! we are 44 in LS’, you will see that the number of people standing behind you will surprise you. You will get a shock as to what is going to happen in 2019”, Rahul added.