Confirmed: Rahul Gandhi decides to take SANYAS from politics
New Delhi, April 1: If sources are to be believed, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has decided to take retirement from politics. Now, the scion of the Gandhi family wants to concentrate on his hobbies -- travelling and sports.
Yes, Rahul dabbles in a number of sports. He is a licensed scuba diving instructor, a black belt in Aikido and a squash player. He also wants to read more books. Currently, he is reading the English translation of the Upanishads.
According to the Congress leader, who confirmed the news to OneIndia, said Rahul wanted to leave politics and the party, so that a better and more efficient person could take over the reins of the grand-old party.
Rahul's 'shocking' decision to abruptly end his political career has got mixed reactions. While his supporters want him to stay as long as possible (no matter whether under Rahul's leadership party wins or loses elections), his detractors within the party have heaved a sigh of relief.
Rahul's decision has come at a time when the Congress is witnessing one of its worst crises after the party's humiliating defeat in the recently held assembly elections in five states. Several senior party leaders have openly criticised the Congress' top leadership for losing elections after elections to the resurgent Bharatiya Janata Party under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Congress source told us that the news of Rahul's exit from politics would be officially announced in a day or two.
(Disclaimer: Sorry, the news is a hoax. Today is April Fools' Day. We hope we have the liberty to play some pranks with our readers.)