Rahul Gandhi is 41

June 23, 2011 at 4:05 pm 12 comments

When on the 19th June Rahul Gandhi completed 41years there was a wish from Digvijay Singh-that it was time for Rahul to become the Prime Minister NOW. This was widely reported in both the print and the electronic media. Digvijay is one of the secretaries of the Congress and also the mouth piece of Rahul Gandhi if one carefully analyses his utterances and statements. It is of course another thing that Digvijay as most of the Congress men conveniently do-made a U-turn and stressed that  his statement did not have the ‘Now’ time frame but that he saw all the potential required to become a PM in RG.

Most of the people were stunned at the Digvijay’s statement not because he uttered something which has not being bandied about that RG is the next PM but that it was time for RG to become the PM was outrageous because there is already a PM functioning or not functioning thanks to RG and his mother Sonia Gandhi’s dual power centres in the governance.

It must have certainly ruffled and hurt Manmohan Singh which the Congress realized that it fielded Jayanthi Natarajan to smoothen the ruffled feathers of the Prime Minister and reeled out how he is doing a good job etc. It was insult to injury because the game play was evident and Digvijay stood exposed-he had quickly and quietly to make a U-turn. Blame the media for putting words in his mouth and clarify that all that he said was that RG had all the potential of being a PM.!

It has been now seen, known and talked about that the scion of the Gandhi family as the next Prime Minister. P.Chidambaram and Kapil Sibal forget that there is a democratic process. They who lecture to us on democracy should realize that what they project is monarchy or at the most an oligarchy. We have opted for a Parliamentary democracy they often repeat when it comes to the assertion of the civil society’s demands against corruption. How and where does Rahul Gandhi becoming the next PM fit in this picture of parliamentary democracy? Chidambaram lectured to us about a democratic process. Is this process reserved only for the civil society and RG ascending the throne is outside the purview of the constitutionality of the Indian Republic?

Dynasty regimes are no indicators of Parliamentary democracy. The Congress coterie has been reminding the nation that RG is ready and that RG is the next PM .Perhaps the Congress is bankrupt of leadership and apart from the Gandhi family cannot even think of any other leaders. This is the mindset and the chemistry in which the Congress has  evolved and been nurtured. The Congress is not the nation- and the Gandhi family is not the nation too. This is an obsession of the Congress-a mental aberration that it suffers from. The people of India demand the process of democracy to throw up a leader to lead the nation and that surely need not be a Gandhi. It will be disastrous to have a Nehru-Gandhi family in the PM’s chair.

Now let’s have a cursory look at the potentials of Rahul Gandhi. Is Rahul Gandhi eligible to become the PM? Should the country not expect a capable and a well qualified person  to hold the Prime minister’s post? Being the scion of the Gandhi family is the only qualification RG has and does that qualify him to lead the nation?

Let us view the Curriculum Vitae of Rahul Gandhi.He is a school drop out-then obtained admission in St Stephens on Sports quota. Again could not complete the course and dropped out hardly after one semester. He got admission in Cambridge on donation quota and there again dropped out because he could not obtain the minimum grades.

Well he talks of democratization of the party but he and his mother alone are outside such changes. Hence simply because he is RG he was promoted as the General Secretary of the Congress. He won the elections not because he could showcase any achievement because Amethi is the pocket borough of the Gandhis.

Just look at the performance of Rahul Gandhi as an MP. He who is suppose to represent and champion Youth power

The national average attendance of an MP is 77 %.Rahul Gandhi’s attendance is 47%. Rahul Gandhi’s asked zero questions.

Similarly the national average for debates attended by MPs is 15.6 Rahul Gandhi attended zero debates. This is the icon of youth power

Amethi had five generations of Nehru Dynasty and look at the parameters of development in Amethi

Literacy level 39.5 % while the national average is 65 %

50 percent of the people are below the poverty line and only 15% of the population has access to electricity

And vaccination level is below 16 percent.

16 % of the children die below the age of 5 years.

When it comes to a very crucial eligibility factor Rahul Gandhi must clearly state whether he holds dual citizenship and an Italian passport. Are Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi Italian citizens? Then, both are not eligible to hold any constitutional position. They need to make this clear, because time and again Dr Subramaniam Swamy has raised this issue but there was only a stony silence .The nation has right to have an answer to this crucial question. Chidambaram and Digvijay who lecture on parliamentary democracy must clear this doubt-a crucial eligibility criterion for any constitutional post.

Rahul Gandhi whom the Congress and Digvijay holds out to the nation as the next Prime Minister must be more honest when he addresses the rural poor. He speaks of two Indias-one poor India and the other rich India, and he claims to belong to poor India. Is it a joke or an insult to the poor of India when he states this-he who celebrates his birthday bash in London and holidays in Switzerland claims to belong to poor India? Poor Rahul Gandhi and the Congress party –they seem to have lost their bearings-but the people of India fortunately have not.

Dr Mrs Hilda Raja
Vadodara

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  • 1. Sita  |  June 24, 2011 at 5:04 am

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scopes_Trial .there was a play & a movie based on this Trial.I found it extremely relevant to our current national Political Discourse especiall with the Lokpal Bill &anti Communal Riot Bill.The Role of NAC,Legislature & the Kinds of Laws that are being written for us,the People.;and the kind of people who are being propped for Leadership.
    The Movie was remade for TV & run on MGM recently.The Dialogues are very good & eye-opening.We should revive this style of reaching the masses which was used by the Dravidian Parties to drum up support.
    About Rahul Gandhi’s CV,,Ma’am you have brought things together in a very pertinent way.

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    • 2. Hilda Raja  |  June 24, 2011 at 1:55 pm

      Sita as usual you are always alert and on the first to response.Have been very encouraging-as my student I find that the cycle has come full circle and now I am learning from you…Love HR

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      • 3. Sita  |  June 29, 2011 at 5:33 am

        Dear Ma’am,
        That is really hi-praise from you ma’am,& I’m not sure that I deserve it.What it proves though, is your youthful mind with its zest for learning & finding solutions which I hope I to emulate.Thank you for continuing our relationship.

  • 4. dakul  |  June 24, 2011 at 9:23 am

    What I find incomprehensible is, why is Mr.Digvijay Singh always at it?

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    • 5. Hilda Raja  |  June 24, 2011 at 1:59 pm

      Digvijay has a hidden agenda.He is also the mouth piece of Rahul Gandhi.If both RG and Sonia Gandhi cannot take up the PM post because of their Italian citizenship then don’t you think Digvijay has his ambitions high!Another point is the man is chronically sick.If you notice he always puts his foot in the mouth and then withdraws and makes a U-turn..Thank you Dakul and all the best to you.HR

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  • 6. dakul  |  June 25, 2011 at 7:26 am

    When I saw Mr.Digvijay Snigh on TV for the first time he was the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. What took me by surprise was the anchor, ie Prannoy Roy was almost deferential and it was election time. Years later he is out of power, he has a platform and the channel is still respectful..
    Regards,

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    • 7. Hilda Raja  |  June 25, 2011 at 11:04 am

      Some are lucky Dakul and Digvijay is one.You must view the interview by Karan Thapar.When it is one of the BJP leaders he goes hammer and tongs but if it a Congress bigwig it is velvet gloves handling In one interview session Modi simply walked out.I saw that and thought that Modi did the right thing.Similarly also once Jayalalithaa gave it to him and put him down.Well they have different yardsticks for different people.Thats the world.We grow wiser by beholding these.Prannoy Roy-brother-in-law of Karat’s wife and cousin to Arunthati Roy what better can you expect from him?
      HR

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  • 8. dakul  |  June 26, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    I watched Kapil Dev with Karan Thapar ( who incidentally feels that was one of his best interviews since the guest cried “it makes good television viewing”) .Kapila Dev said, ‘..and I have to answer people like you’. It is nobody’s case that allegations against him weren’t proved.
    It was still a great interview.
    When no Congress spokesperson is available for the show to answer questions. the editors past and present are more than adeqate. The difficulties, as they say, are almost in built, in the sense that a different view simply doesn’t get any space.
    That is the reason we come to your blog.
    Regards,

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    • 9. Hilda Raja  |  June 26, 2011 at 2:30 pm

      thank you Dakul for coming to my blog no matter what the reason be.I learn so much -and get another perspective at times-Be certain that my blog will only project the truth and nothing but the truth.I love my country and want to do what is within my capacity for this my motherland.Your appreciative response does encourage too-All the best to you.HR

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  • 10. dakul  |  June 27, 2011 at 9:44 am

    I have followed your letters and columns in the newspapers; I didn’t realise that you had shifted.
    Then I stumbled upon your the blog one day. Now some perspective is restored to the discourse.

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    • 11. Hilda Raja  |  June 28, 2011 at 1:50 am

      After having lived in Chennai for 51 years we shifted to live near our only son in Baroda.It was very hard for us but we have slowly adjusted.The language is a problem.But here its better than in Chennai which has become harsh to senior citizens.Gone is the quaint Chennai to which we came 51 years ago after marriage.Now here we have completed 3 and a half years and slowly getting accustomed to the new environ and people.Both are definitely better-but then we have our son just walking distance and the grandchildren nearby.Our only daughter is in the US-she has made already six visits since we came to Baroda.Life goes on…convince that till my last breath I should do my wee bit for my beloved country and hence took to this activism through the email.In my early days I used to be an activists along with my teaching profession.I have sat on dharnas and taken the high and the mighty.But Chennai is a dangerous place for activists.We had a lot of problems including current failures!.Regards to you.

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  • 12. maidinmalaysia  |  July 4, 2011 at 5:34 am

    ‘The politicians and the media have created a reality deficit. It’s only when you stand back that you see how crazy the situation has become…’
    This is from an article in the “Guardian”.
    Here is the link http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/jul/03/charlie-brooker-stop-ed-miliband

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