Comments on: Is Rahul Gandhi prime minister material? http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/07/01/is-rahul-gandhi-prime-minister-material/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: king_mojo http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/07/01/is-rahul-gandhi-prime-minister-material/comment-page-1/#comment-14109 Sat, 19 Jun 2010 12:05:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1386#comment-14109 Dear Rahul

I’am writing this open letter to you and sincerely hope that this letter reaches you. I’ll be too optimistic to hope that you will reply this letter, but it is man’s nature to dream and so be it.There has been a wide spread belief in the country(read Congress workers) that you are the wind of change that will sweep the country and pull the rug under the opponent. They firmly believe that you will bring Congress back to its glory days( I sincerely does not mean emergency days)and it will come back to power on its own , without support of nagging allies( Mamtas and Laloos) , like your father did in 1984( thanks to sympathy wave generated). But before to fulfill the wishes of your followers, iwould like to pose few questions for you:-

1. What are you going to do to introduce democracy in the largest political party of the world’s largest democracy? The party in which the party post are nominated and not elected. The party in which it is the name of the father and not the sweat that you lose is your qualification.

2. What are you going to do to end the dynasty rule in your party? Your so called youth brigade is just a bunch of dynasty children , born with silver spoon in mouth.

3. You keep on emphasizing the power to youth . Can you highlight any one of your achievement, which has reduced the misery of the youth in this country? If you can’t remember any of the misery of the youth ( Off course you can’t because as you have never undergone any of that), then I’ll help you. It’s like Un-employment, Lack of quality education, lack of equality in opportunity, etc. And please these are not all, I’ve not included generic problems like poverty, in-human living condition, corruption, caste system, high inflation, etc because they ar common for everybody.

4. The austerity drive taken you and your party has been highly appreciated by the media. And off course it should be . You have been travelling along the country side in air conditioned SUV’s , taking chopper to places where SUV can’t go ( in this you have been taking high risk ,by flying beyond the stipulated timing all this just for the welfare of the people..!!) and obviously travelling by aircraft. Oh I ‘am sorry, I did not mention that you travelled in poor Indian railways in I’st class AC of Shatabdi Express(in which you got stoned remember) , which was a nightmare for your security staff.

5. It is also appreciated that you travel ( In AC SUV’s) to dalit homes and take meals them and even sleep there( Off course Mayawati ,who supports you in the center, alleges that you take bath with special soap after that). What real actions have you taken for the upliftment of the dalits? ( Cleanliness begins at home) ). None of congress CM is dalit; there are very few dalit in your party holding high post and your youth brigade does not have a prominent youth face (I can’t remember anyone now). How about the idea of giving your party president post to a dalit…!!!!

6. Your visit and its reference in parliament in your speech, to Kalavati residence in vidharba has been a lot talked about in Indian media. I would like to ask you who is responsible for the present state of Kalavati and millions other like him in Vidharba? She lives in a state which has been ruled by your party most of the time since independence( barring a small patch of SS-BJP rule) and at the same time your party was at the center too…!!!

7. Your party proudly takes credit for bringing liberalization in this country and taking it to the path of progress. I’ ask you that why was liberalization brought in 1991 and not in 1951? Why was the country denied opportunity that it has today? Was it the lust of power hungry people who wanted to keep the strings of power with then(red tapeism)?Or was independence just the extension of British rule, with now brown ruling instead of whites. Or is it because the foirst Pm of the country was of socialist ideology. So the country run based on the likes and dis-likes of only one individual and not based on what the country needs. Now the irony is that the liberalization was initiated by a PM who does not belong to your dynasty. Although Rajiv Gandhi could have done wonders , if he wanted , because he had the greatest majority ever in parliament.

8. Isn’t it pitiful that a person who was born in this country , suddenly realizes that he should know his motherland and starts his “discovery of India” after 30 years of having fled and bled in this country?

9. Isn’t it ironic that you spend a night in dalit home in a full media glare and you celebrate New Year in a five star resort in Jaiselmer with no media flash lights…!!!

10. Why are you afraid of conducting press conference? But it seems that your party is more afraid of you conducting press conference, because whenever you conduct press conference, the aftermath is that the entire congress party is on the media giving clarification on your statements . And the same applies to your party president also.

11. You give impression that you believe in social justice and equality . But your party follows feudalistic culture. What steps you intend to take to reduce sycophancy and feudalistic culture in your party? Isn’t it shameful that when you visit Mumbai the CM of the state waits for you under the sun for three hours( time which he could have well spent in the welfare of the people) and the Minister of state for home lifts your ‘chappals’..!!!!Is it just because you belong to the dynasty? You say that you don’t like people calling you “ Yuvraj”, but you don’t mind getting the treatment..!!!!(action don’t confirm your words)

12. Nowadays you have been repeatedly saying in UP that the funds send by center are not being spend by the state government. Can you just tell what happened when it was your government at the Center and in the state? Why was nothing done then? By the way very few of the states ruled by your party appear in the top ten best states , according to the survey by India Today, so what is happening to center funds there?

14. You have been travelling around the country meeting people from all sphre of life, but did you visits the house of any of our brave soldier who has laid for the country . Or is it just that they don’t for a formidable “Vote bank” and are therefore insignificant and expendable.

13. You have very willingly embraced the perks of your dynasty . But why aren’t you equally willing to accept the blame for 1984 Anti-sikh riots, Bhopal gas tragedy( and shameful fleeing of Anderson) , Kashmir problem, and countless other?

I expect you to answer above question and come clean so that the people of this country know the truth before you rule them.

By a Common Indian

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By: CGC http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/07/01/is-rahul-gandhi-prime-minister-material/comment-page-1/#comment-12607 Sat, 09 Jan 2010 19:14:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1386#comment-12607 Dear All,

Would like to say only a thing that “Jai Ho.. Congress Ki Jai Ho.. Rahul Baba and Priyanka Ji ki Jai Ho..” I am a non political professional.. Guess you people have Seen the working style of BJP, SP, BSP etc. political parties. If you wanna sell India to Pakistan or some other country then go and VOTE for them.. Congress is only party which can give a better life.. otherwise God Bless You.

Regards

Sidharth

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By: BASHEER http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/07/01/is-rahul-gandhi-prime-minister-material/comment-page-1/#comment-11096 Fri, 16 Oct 2009 18:06:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1386#comment-11096 RAHUL, INDIA NEEDS YOU, BUT TAKE YOUR OWN TIME TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE REALITIES AND PRACTICAL DIFFICULTIES FOR LEADING INDIAN PEOPLE TOGETHER. YES, YOU CAN DO IT. BECAUSE THE TRUE INDIANS PRAY FOR IT

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By: Darshan.Thakar http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/07/01/is-rahul-gandhi-prime-minister-material/comment-page-1/#comment-9828 Thu, 10 Sep 2009 20:51:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1386#comment-9828 Hi Rahul,

My feedback to our ministers is:

-> STOP Curreption from Top to Bottom
-> Provide gov jobs to GENERAL category in gujarat-umreth
-> Stop price changing formula in gujarat
-> Ask our all goverment employee to Respect the public who has selected to goverment and officer
petrol 1ltr-52.**
500grm milk – 13.**
and so on……
what is bigger than this..?

there are so many issues are here.
darshan.thakar
umreth/anand/gujarat
+919898517052

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By: Meeta pahwa http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/07/01/is-rahul-gandhi-prime-minister-material/comment-page-1/#comment-8912 Wed, 12 Aug 2009 12:44:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1386#comment-8912 I was not talking about whether Rahul Gandhi can become PM or not…. I was just saying give him the time to prove himself.The people think he behaved like an actor but who are not in this politics. He belongs from nehru-gandhi family that is not his fault,if they did mistakes it is not true that he will also do.He is also a simple human being let him live his normal life.Don’t make an issues.He tries to bring all the youth together.He is just ten years old in politics.
Best of luck.

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By: sunil http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/07/01/is-rahul-gandhi-prime-minister-material/comment-page-1/#comment-8366 Wed, 15 Jul 2009 09:32:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1386#comment-8366 hi i have naver saw such a great handsome,intelligent guy in politics,hoping to great success of the rahul in his ca rear. this is a gorgeous Indian. check your personality on www.gorgeousindian.com

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By: T.V.Ramkumar http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/07/01/is-rahul-gandhi-prime-minister-material/comment-page-1/#comment-8248 Sun, 12 Jul 2009 08:16:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1386#comment-8248 Yes This is what INDIA is consulting various heads for all the century.Family business is done at all times like TATA,BIRLA,…..Now Reliance.Why cant INDIA have something different than this.Call upon all the IAS officers and ask their views.This was once decided by the late rajiv gandhi for the indias strong politics.No wonder RAHUIL can become India’s PM but at this young age it is difficult to control the unwanted human error,which I can say “have the pleasure when you have the time to grab upon something”.Now the population does not have enough time to think as day by day prices are soaring and everyone is striving to live with their daily bread.There should be something written in the CONSTITUTION with very strict law for the politicians…

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By: Rohit http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/07/01/is-rahul-gandhi-prime-minister-material/comment-page-1/#comment-8211 Sat, 11 Jul 2009 05:28:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1386#comment-8211 I was not talking about whether he can become PM or not… I was talking about whether he has the caliber or he is a man of straw like Gandhi, Nehru and the clan and whether we should actively go for 49 O which is right to reject in order to float a democracy which produces leadership of caliber

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/rahul-gandhi- becomes-the-new-gay-icon/93307-3.html

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By: Joe Zach http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/07/01/is-rahul-gandhi-prime-minister-material/comment-page-1/#comment-8174 Fri, 10 Jul 2009 10:11:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1386#comment-8174 All said and done, I think he has the potential to be the PM (when compared to the other aspirants)

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By: Rohit http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/07/01/is-rahul-gandhi-prime-minister-material/comment-page-1/#comment-8108 Tue, 07 Jul 2009 09:44:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1386#comment-8108 The discussion we should have around is that we need the “RIGHT TO REJECT” in order to make our democratic system and politics more answerable to citizens of Nations

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