New Delhi, March 6: Following on the footsteps of his mother Sonia Gandhi, newly-appointed vice-president of Congress Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday announced his "big" sacrificial moves. Rahul openly announced that he is not in the race for Prime Minister's post, nor he desires to marry.
Similar was UPA chairperson's Sonia Gandhi's move, after Congress-led UPA government got a huge mandate to run the country in 2004 General Elections. The UPA chairperson refused to become India's Prime Minister and instead appointed Manmohan Singh as the ideal candidate to adorn the top post of the country. The theory of "renunciation" of Sonia Gandhi increased her fan following.
Probably Rahul too is trying the same trick to fool the country at a time when support base for Congress has touched its lowest ebb. Moreover, the country is witnessing a new wave called Narendra Modi. Pundits feel that if BJP announces Gujarat Chief Minister's as its prime ministerial candidate for forthcoming General Elections, then its prospect to come back to power gets greater boost.
It is not for the first time Rahul has denied to be part of the race to get the PM's post. He has said this again and again, even when party leaders want him to become India's next prime minister, continuing with the legacy of Gandhi family.
But, the 40-plus-bachelor has never said anything about his marriage in a public platform.
"If I get married and have children, then I will become a status quoist and will be concerned about bequeathing my position to my children," he said.
That is a bizarre logic Rahul has put forward. To be a good leader and politician, one does not have to sacrifice marriage or PM's post, all one needs to do is to work for the people. It is time for Rahul to lead the country from the front and set the country's house in order, especially when scams and corruption cases have destroyed the very fabric of the nation