This was a favour from the Congress to one of its friendly “Leaders of the Opposition”. This is in contrast to fierce and abusive “Rambo” reaction towards Modi. Modi on his part had never claimed any credit nor blamed the government of mishandling the situation; his only fault was that he went to Uttarakhand.
Looks like this is one of the first steps undertaken by the “Anti Modi Group” to raise the esteem and presence of marginalized opposition leaders; and bring them back into the limelight.
The war between those for Status Quo and the Trespasser Modi is going to be a most interesting Soap Opera. The politicians based in New Delhi; enjoying the perks of high office; incapable of winning a single seat, on their own are going to fight Modi tooth and nail from rocking their boat. New Delhi is full of sleaze; never believe what you hear or see.