Rahul Gandhi’s emotional ‘atyachaar’
At a time when the populace is reeling under the pressure of deep economic crisis, spiraling food and fuel prices, corruption and political apathy, Congress’ ‘Yuvraaj’ Rahul Gandhi’s ‘emotional’ election rally outbursts are nothing but a joke.
While delivering lecture-like speeches, the political heir of Congress party seems to forget or becomes ignorant of the fact that 65 percent of the country’s population is estimated to be under the age of 35, and this generation seems to be less interested in knowing about former prime minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination saga or what his mother Sonia Gandhi tells him, and instead wants a clean political system, employment, quality education, good health care facilities and controlled inflation.
It seems, however, the Congress’ ‘youth leader’ doesn’t have anything to offer, except narrating stories from history. Well, if Rahul wanted to strike an emotional chord ahead of elections, he should have also apologised for the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, which were allegedly orchestrated by his own party workers.
Rahul began his October 23 Churu speech by saying that his mother had asked him to share his own story and not hers if he had to. And the Congress vice president continued his Bollywood-style emotional ‘atayaachar’.