Congress Vice President, Rahul Gandhi, a dormant and silent member of his party, is often seen in the shadow of his mother and co-Congressmen. However, he usually sparks controversy through his speeches, tweets and comments. Yet again the ‘suputra’ of Congress party has come into limelight due to his speech at University of California, Berkeley on Monday. He talked in a spiral from Congress party to Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP). While he condemned and defended a few of his party’s decisions, he mainly criticised the Modi led government for its policies.
Talking about the loopholes in certain decisions taken by the Congress government, Rahul Gandhi said “…and it was pretty clear that the vision that we laid out in 2004 by the time we arrived in 2010-2011 was not working anymore. Somewhere around 2012 and I say this; certain arrogance crept into the Congress Party.”
Defending his party or rather himself on Dynasty Politics, he said “Most parties in India have that problem. So… Mr. Akhilesh Yadav is a dynast… even Abhishek Bachhan is a dynast. So that’s how India runs. So don’t get after me because that’s how India is run.”
Commenting on BJP’s governance, he said “People are being lynched because they are Dalit. Muslims were killed on suspicion of eating beef. This is new in India and damages India very badly.” Speaking of Demonetisation and GST, he continued saying that “Ignoring India’s tremendous institutional knowledge and taking such decisions is reckless and dangerous.”
Howsoever relevant points you may think, you have put in your speech, Mr Rahul Gandhi, Do you really believe that raising your voice in a foreign land and acting as a silent spectator in your own country would help? Moreover, let me remind you that, your entire country suffered due to an internal conflict in your own party. I don’t think that it is justified for you to admit your mistakes in a foreign soil, for the deeds that you and your party had committed in your own country.
Moreover, it is strange, isn’t it? Whether it is Bollywood or Politics, nepotism rocks!. How easily do you think that you can get away with the statement- “don’t get after me, because that’s how India is run”? Do you really feel that its ‘okay’ to say that dynasty rule is present in each and every sector of India and so its really ‘okay ‘for you to be the bearer of dynasty Politics in our country? Don’t you think that by saying so, you are actually normalising ‘dynasty politics’?
Here, Mr. Gandhi, I sense a foul play. Are you defending your actions to regain the support that your party has lost? Or is it just a but a strategic marketing for a vote bank?