Please someone help!!! I’m sick of Rahul Gandhi…He’s not a master strategist and the Congress did not win over 200 seats because of him…Even the international media has joined their Indian counterparts in crediting him for his party’s win…Which PR agency does RG use?
This is what Newsweek has to say:
His [Rahul Gandhi’s] approach—fully endorsed by his mother, the party’s president—was risky, presenting Congress as a national party that stood for secularism, good governance and growth.
Excuse me, I thought the Congress was always about secularism, good governance and growth – what’s so new about this mantra? What has RG done? Oh, OK I forgot…He thought of doing it alone in UP and Bihar because being communal (tying up with regional communal parties) was not working for them…Give me a break…Do you think anyone believes that this was his idea? If the Congress had lost, I’m sure ‘doing it alone’ would not have been highlighted much in the media and RG would not have been credited for it…
Over the past three years he has worked hard to acquaint himself with poor, rural India by making numerous visits to remote, neglected villages, where he would listen to locals’ complaints while sitting cross-legged on their dirt floors, sharing their meals and sometimes even sleeping in their homes.
Gosh! He did all this? Poor guy – what one has to do for power and money…I’m sure the PR agency the Congress uses was told to highlights these visits…RG’ privileged education at St.Stephens, Harvard (both of which he attended), Rollins (from where he finally graduated) allows him to come up with profound questions like “What is the difference between a rich man and a poor man?” His intelligence and knowledge of the country enables him to come up with the answer all on his own – “Opportunity!”
Me thinks Kislay hit the nail on the head when he said RG’s goraness was an asset to him, his party and the media…International journalists can now write about a person they can half identify with…What is the Indian media’s excuse?
P.S. Have you noticed that author of the Newsweek article has not once mentioned the head start Rahul G got because of his Family?