How strong is AAP's 'Vishwas' against Rahul?

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New Delhi, Dec 12: Early this morning, Manish Sisodia's passing reference of AAP's Kumar Vishwas being pitted against Rahul Gandhi, forced us to wonder why the party is being too ambitious.

We have seen their arrogance already, not ready to form an alliance for a new governance; but this? probably is far fetching. No, we are not underestimating AAP, but a decision like this is too soon, too strong.

Rahul vs Kumar: A born politician versus Professor

Given his influential political background, Rahul had to shift his schools very frequently. He studied at some of the best educational institutes like St Columbia's School, St Stephen's College.

After completing his first year education in St. Stephen's, he moved to Harvard University. He was then shifted to Rollins college in 1991 after the assasination of his father, due to security reasons. He completed his B.A there.

Thereafter, he did his M. Phil from Trinity college, Cambridge in 1995. He is a degree holder in international relations and philosophy.

A teacher and a poet to the core, Kumar Vishwas on the other hand has been working as a Hindi professor in Rajasthan in 1994. He is into the profession for the past 16 years.

Can India do with a poet at this stage?

True, that revolution has always originated from common man. But, what India needs now is a leader who is equipped with the ways of Indian politics, experienced in handling pressure and the opposition and is aware of the people's requirements.

One can argue that Vishwas is closer to the people because of his mass appeal and popularity; but does he really have politics in him? We agree that Rahul Gandhi did not meet the political expectations of the country, but he has an understanding for it (though a lot more grooming is required).

Rahul is the Vice President of the Indian National Congress, Chairperson of the Indian Youth Congress and the National Students' Union of India.

Prior to this, he served as the General Secretary in the All India Congress Committee and is an MP of Amethi.

Active in Youth politics since 2007, Rahul boasts of a very strong political background.

Kumar Vishwas on the other hand first came to the limelight during the anti-corruption movement led by Anna Hazare in 2011. In 2012, he became the member of the national executive of the Aam Aadmi Party.

Scoreboard: Even though Rahul has a very strong political presence and experience, no conclusion can be drawn regarding the credibility of AAP or its party members. If people want a change, they will bring a change, come what may.

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