“My grandmother was behind the creation of Bangladesh”. This was none other than Rahul GANDHI’s remark a few years ago, so when i read his Wiki leak’s revelations about his conversation with Timothy Roemer , i was not surprised .
Firstly , why was he seated next to the Ambassador of the US ? Was there no protocol for seating arrangement or he just grabbed the seat ?
Rahul ventured beyond his role as the General Secretary of Congress and as an M.P. Such comments about terrorism should come either from the Home minister or the Prime Minister . He should have talked about congress and his youth congress , but for sure , not for the nation and its security . Why does he not utter a word against corruption ?
But we must not forget that once you have the surname ‘Gandhi’ , no matter , even if you are insane , you will be the heir apparent for Congress party, that has become a party of sycophants for the Gandhi family …………………….. Competence does not matter in the party , otherwise there are many competent leaders in congress , but once you challenge the first family , you are out .
Last year , i was with a senior politician at Delhi, and i asked him, why do you not promote ‘talent based’ politics in Congress ? To which, he answered ‘ Talented people ( we get some talented people elected to the parliament) are sent to the government as junior ministers or in ‘light’ ministries , and keep the sycophants in the party , because the party runs the government and not the other way round !! This answered my question why was Manmohan elected as the PM , as he is not a politician and would take his directions from the party even for doing wrong things ‘rightly’ and for doing ‘right’ things wrongly , and later take the brick bats without even politicising the issues !
We must wait for the Wiki leaks regarding Manmohan Singh , and that would certainly be more interesting than any of these leaks .
I recall someone from the NDA ( Sharad Yadav perhaps !!) had said during the Bihar assembly elections that, we must dump Rahul in Ganges – Bihar certainly listened him !!
Whenever , this poor chap (Prince RG ) makes statements drafted by his speech writers , he talks sense , but i believe , with Timothy , the discussions were not supported by his speech writers , but were extempore !!
Congress did not replace Rahul despite his irresponsible utterances from Time to time and his devastating failure in Bihar . Look back , Advani was removed for his utterances for Jinnah, so was Major Jaswant , and finally , Advani stepped down after failure in 2009 elections , but Gandhi family members can commit blunders with impunity and have immunity for any adverse actions being taken against them . Only a few weeks ago, Sonia was elected President for the fourth time , breaking all the rules of the congress party !! That’s the Congress (I)