Rahul – the chintan of Congress
Though Congress leaders gushed about Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Obama moment’ in Jaipur, how the new party vice-president addresses the ills plaguing the party will be keenly observed
by Renu Mittal & Ajay N Jha from Jaipur
The young Obama had taken a cynical United States by storm when he said, “yes we can”. And he did, even winning a second term much to the surprise of some. Rahul Gandhi too had what his supporters call ‘his Obama moment’ in Jaipur when emotional and enthused Congressmen from across the country gave him a standing ovation inspired by his speech of hope and change.
In his 40-minute address to the AICC after becoming the party vice-president, Rahul spoke about the malaise eating at the roots of the grand old party, his vision and future roadmap and his experiences of the last eight years which have taught him to be careful, to think deeply before making changes and taking decisions.
Sitting at the corner seat of the BK Birla auditorium, Sam Pitroda (known as one of Rahul’s mentors) was smiling all through when the Gandhi scion made his emotional speech and said: “Yes, he has arrived today and mind you, he is more sharp and focused than his father. He has taken his time to settle down, but he knows exactly he wants to do and deliver.”…Read More