The Congress’s effort to push party Vice- President Rahul Gandhi into the limelight seems to be working against him. The party communication cell’s poor advice is only adding to his woes. Case in point: A less- than- minute- long statement by Rahul on February 17 claiming credit for UPA implementing ‘ one rank, one pension’ for ex- servicemen. The media was informed barely 20 minutes before the nonevent. While SPG personnel were still frisking journalists queued up outside 10 Janpath, Rahul appeared before the few who had managed to reach inside, leaving those still outside fuming.