Shiv Sena praises Rahul Gandhi; lauds him for Gujarat ‘battle’


Mumbai, Dec 18: The BJP’s bickering ally Shiv Sena on Monday heaped praise on Rahul Gandhi, lauding the newly appointed Congress president for “fighting the Gujarat poll battle without bothering about the result”.
The Uddhav Thackeray-led party said the 47-year-old Amethi MP has taken over the reins of the grand old party at a crucial stage.
“Rahul Gandhi has accepted the responsibility as Congress president at a crucial stage. There should be no objection in wishing him all the best,” said an editorial in the Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’
“Let Rahul Gandhi decide if he wishes to take the Congress party to the pinnacle of success or down the pit,” the Marathi daily said.
The party said Gandhi threw himself into the campaign arena without worrying about the final poll outcome in Gujarat.