Rahul Baba to go to Devraha Baba’s  land to change Congress fortune

The date decided for Rahul to visit to this much-talked-about area is September 6 next . During the visit he will also address a public meeting to change the party’s prospects in election next year in the eastern part of the state which accounts for more than 80 assembly seat

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 2 Sep 2016 12:37 PM GMT

Rahul Baba to go to Devraha Baba’s  land to change Congress fortune
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Lucknow: A large number of politicians turn to heaven or sadhus if all other earthly creatures fail to change the political fortune. The latest to join this list is Rahul Gandhi, Congress vice-president.

And he is not doing something unparallel in the history of the party. His grand mother and former Prime Minisgter Indira Gandhi had done the same three decades ago when the party’s fortune was going downhill.

She too had gone to Devraha Baba who lived on a machan (scaffolding) in Deoria district in the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh and sought his blessings.

He was instrumental, if some party sources are to be believed, in deciding the new election symbol of the party which is being used currently . Yoked bullock was the first symbol which the party used before it was allotted to rival party faction after division .

Deoraha Baba is no more but his place (Deoria) holds significance especially because it is associated with late Indira Gandhi.

The date decided for Rahul to visit to this much-talked-about area is September 6 next . During the visit he will also address a public meeting to change the party’s prospects in election next year in the eastern part of the state which accounts for more than 80 assembly seat.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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