Mumbai: In a bid to downplay the elevation of Rahul Gandhi to the post of Congress vice-president, the Shiv Sena, a key constituent of BJP-led NDA, has termed him a failed leader in its mouthpiece ‘Samana’.

Terming Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi an ineffective leader, Shiv Sena said in an editorial in the party’s mouthpiece Samana, “The meaning of his name is an unsuccessful youth.”

The editorial said that even senior Congress leaders keep following him and this shows the height of their flattering.

The editorial said that the Congress Party is on death bed and the efforts made by Rahul Gandhi in order to boost the party will go in vain.

It is to be noted that Rahul Gandhi was on Saturday formally elevated to the number two position in the Congress Party after being appointed as its vice president.

Even the BJP too had mocked the move in the ruling party, Congress, to elevate Rahul’s rank in the party by saying that world's largest democracy has been converted into dynastic politics.

JPN/Bureau

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