On Sunday, June 19 Rahul Gandhi turned 41. He was 21 when his father was killed. If he had become PM last year Rahul would have broken his father’s record of being the youngest PM of India. Having noticed that miss and given MMS’s withering heights the Congress now wants Rahul to immediately become the PM. That would be really nice. Here’s a report from DNA (excerpts):
|The Emperor's new clothes?|
“As Rahul Gandhi turns 41 today, voices in the Congress are clamouring for the young leader to become the next prime minister….Digvijay Singh has said that the MP from Amethi has all the qualities and capabilities to become a “good prime minister”, another party leader, Birender Singh said Gandhi would fit the role whenever the situation demands…….Digvijay Singh, who has had differences with some decisions of senior ministers, added that Gandhi was mature, with a sound understanding of social and political issues and had qualities of head and heart……..“The party is behind him. He has to take his own decision,” Birender Singh said. Congress leader Shakeel Ahmed said that most partymen had the feeling that Gandhi was capable of becoming a good leader…….Party sources said that renewed talk about Gandhi’s suitability to become prime minister has also been driven by a feeling in sections of the party that the second tenure of the UPA government has been marked by a string of controversies”.
Almost all media sources carried the report and, of course, our TV news channels reminded us how Rahul Gandhi was a very popular people’s choice for PM. This time around I am not going to protest or raise any objections. I really want to see Rahul Gandhi as Prime Minister. I really want people to see him as prime minister to understand the depths this country has fallen to.
The comedy shows in the US were in deep sorrow when George Bush left office in 2009. They were severely cramped for material for their shows. When Bush was about to leave office a journalist asked him : “Do you intend to write an autobiography”? Pat came the reply from George Bush: “Yes I definitely do, but you see I don’t know much about the car industry”. Alright, that was made up for sure. Well, for a change from all the scams and crimes in politics it would be nice to have some comic relief. Rahul Gandhi would provide that relief and would be a delight for all comedians, humour writers and cartoonists. Needless to say, our national and international standing would rise sky high. Politics is in his pants after all.
On his 41st birthday here’s a tribute to Rahul Gandhi. The words need not be by one single person but they may be coming from many different people. And, of course, you can make your interpretation of the words.
It’s one thing to be unable to recognise someone is a fool and unfit for a certain assignment. But when sycophants keep clamouring and pronouncing someone as an angel and a divine gift to this country then it’s time to let the miracle roll. And it’s not fair to deprive India’s children to see the Emperor’s new clothes. They will see what Digvijay Singh and other sycophants in the Congress cannot.