Sonia knows our mindset well
Mrs Sonia Gandhi has once again proved that she is a very shrewd politician who understand the Indian minds very well. Since India born Indian leaders as well as the general Indian public are incapable of making sacrifices and taking risks, anybody who makes a sacrifice become a god in the eyes of the Indian people and is worth showing reverence.
In the first place, Mrs Sonia Gandhi checkmated her opponents by playing her cards very deftly at the time of selection of the Prime Minister in 2004. She declined to become the prime minister of the country and by making this sacrifice, popularised herself amongst the masses who started adoring her as a martyr. However, her sacrifice did not have much meaning because she had chosen Manmohan Singh as her Prime Minister who was just a dummy and who could be removed by her at anytime since he had no mass base or support.
She has again checkmated her opponents by resigning from the Lok Sabha and from the National Advisory Committee while her left opponent-like-friends do not want to quit their seats. Amar Singh too is holding onto his seat as if the seat is made of gold. Sonia now knows that she would win hands down from Rae Bareli and force her opponents to keep quiet or if they speak even then, they would make themselves ridiculous in the public eye.