New Delhi: New Delhi: The Congress party governed India for most of the country's post-independence history. In 2014 Lok Sabha elections the party faced its most humiliating defeat ever, raising questions about the party's future and that of the Nehru Gandhi dynasty that runs it.
The BJP's landslide victory reduced Congress to a much diminished force in the Parliament. Rahul Gandhi's failure had become the talk of the town. Critics blame the party's star campaigner Rahul, whose lackluster campaign was in sharp contrast to Narendra Modi's energetic rallies and stimulating speeches.
Rahul Gandhi eventually conceded that his party had failed miserably and he accepted responsibility for the defeat.
Rahul Gandhi is mocked for being a loser but Rahul's image was not the same just a few years ago.