65 years back when Pandit Nehru addressed the nation at the historical Red Fort and became the first prime minister, not a single person, who witnessed that golden moment, would have thought that the nation would be going to be ruled by him and his relatives for the next 4 decades. Unfortunately, it happened. My gradfather saw Pandit Nehru becoming the first prime minister, my father saw the emergency under the leadership of Mrs. Indira Gandhi and anti-sikh riots and Bofors scam when Rajiv Gandhi was prime minister. Almost 40 years, the entire nation was under the control of one family, the great Gandhi family.
The Gandhi family has dominated India’s political scene for much of the period since the country’s independence from Britain in 1947. Now what’s next? Will I also carry forward this tradition and see Rahul Gandhi delivering a speech from behind bulletproof glass on the ramparts of The Red Fort.
Before going further, let me clear one point. This Gandhi family has no relation to Mahatma Gandhi, either by blood or marriage. Indira Gandhi was the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru. The surname “Gandhi” came to her by marriage to Feroz Gandhi. I don’t want to go into these details but this information is very important that Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation is not related to the so called royal family of India.
Now the point is that a large section of Congress Party, Indian media and opposition leaders believe that Rahul may become the next prime minister of India. In 2004 general elections, Rahul Gandhi was elected to the Parliament for the first time. Rahul represents a fourth generation of Gandhi family in Indian politics.
Now I will show you one YouTube video. The video clearly suggests that the sycophantic party cannot even think of an alternative. Rahul Gandhi has become the last hope of the Congress.
There is one more video Has Rahul Gandhi come of age?
If you carefully analyze these two videos, you will see
- First video has 6 dislikes and another one has 24 dislikes. Total no. of likes for these two videos were only 4.
- Both the videos have been contributed by NDTV 🙂
- Adding comments has been disabled for these two videos.
Now friends, let’s see the most viewed YouTube videos on Rahul Gandhi. This video has more than 2.25 lakh views and 838 likes/58 dislikes
If you go through the comments given on these video, you will find that the Indian youth does not like Rahul Gandhi. Very few people outside the Indian politics think that this guy has calibre to sit at the top post of the country. He cleary lacks something, some magic which should be there in a leader. I haven’t seen him attending any television interviews or delivering impressive speech. No one knows what he stands for. What is his ideology? Does he support FDI in retail? What are his thoughts on Pakistan? What are his views on corruption, poverty, increasing population? He can’t differentiate between RSS (nationalist group) and terrorist organization (SIMI). After a serious bomb blast, he said that “it was very difficult to stop every single terror attack”. He does not look like right PM material.
One more video, here you will see, how our future PM accepts his mistake.
Now let’s come to the point. Till now I have presented the view of millions of educated middle class. But I am sorry to say that they don’t participate into the elctoral process. In the era of globalization, the Indian youth is so deeply involved to fulfill his unending quench for attaining material pleasure that he fails to realize his larger national responsibility. That’s the reason why Rahul Gandhi is the favourite choice to be the country’s next prime minister, according to CNN-IBN opinion poll held in August 2011.
In my opinion, educated Indians might not go for Rahul Gandhi but it is obvious that he seems to have great support from the rural voters. The educated Indian middle class can debate and argue endlessly but if Rahul Gandhi captures the rural vote, nobody can stop him from becoming the next prime minister.