Senior Congress leader PC Chacko defended party Vice President Rahul Gandhi's long leave and said his absence did not affect his credibility. "The decision to make Rahul president has nothing to do with his return. Rahul's absence did not affect his credibility. Congress leaders didn't criticise Rahul, media twisted their words. Rahul has come back with new energy, will hold series of meetings. There will be structural changes within the party in coming days."