The mythological term 'Lakshmana Rekha' has an important role in any society, polity and even other spaces. In India, journalism is said to be free. But, freedom can never be absolute. There's always a rider (or Lakshmana Rekha) which makes a person responsible to ensure his right to freedom shouldn't be damaging to society/polity/nation.
Presently, Rahul Gandhi is top boss of the grand old Congress party as her mother and party president Sonia Gandhi is skipping almost every convention due to poor health. We have seen him growing up (really?) in politics in last 12 years. RaGa never forgets to go on holiday and I at least believe that after every sabbatical many a times he talks sense.
Many were surprised to see Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar displaying unusual (?) bonhomie when both of them shared dais during an event to celebrate 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singhji on 5th January. Both of them shared some light moments and praised each other. People also noticed a disgruntled Lalu Yadav seated in the audience.
In India, a lot of opinion polls are carried out before elections. The sample data also varies for different pollsters. The data always reflects the mood of the people on the date or time period in which the survey has taken place.