Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Crown Prince or Clown prince?
Last month the congress crown prince created a political storm by claiming that "Babri Masjid (destruction) would not have happened had any Gandhi family member been there,". He went on to add "My father (former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi) told my mother: 'Were the Babri Masjid to be razed, I will stand there and get killed rather than allow the masjid to fall'." He was rubbishing his mummy’s first handpicked prime minister when he went to the den of fundamentalist Islam, the Dar-ul-Uloom in Deoband.
I guess we can excuse him for his naivety as apparently he was studying and making a living Overseas between 1990-1999. That brings an interesting question on Rahuls Education. Unlike father Rajiv Gandhi, Rahul did not go to Doon School. He went to St Stephen's College, Delhi, for a year. But the the most interesting part is he was not admitted to St Stephen's on merit, but on the sports quota. and the sport was (hold your breath... ) rifle shooting!!! Also, Most of the our English Media refer Rahul as Harvard Graduate but the fact of the day is he was at Harvard in 1991 then he transfered to Rollins College in Florida, from which he graduated with a BA in 1994.
After Studying and working hard for nine long years, he did return to India with a Columbian girl friend Juvinita. The young Lovebirds were first photographed together watching the 1999 World Cup in England. More recently, Rahul was accused of 'immorality' after staying together with Juvenitta at a resort in Kumarakom, Kerala, even though they were not married! Since we are on the issue of Rahul and Juvinita, i am tempted to do some maths. Indian Rajiv + Italian Sonia = 1/2 Indian Rahul, 1/2 Indian Rahul + Columbian Juvinita = (I guess) 1/4 Indian?
In an Interview in 2004, Rahul claimed that "I learnt to be an Indian from my mother." I hope marrying a foreigner and not taking up Indian citizenship for the first fifteen years of her marriage were not part of this education.
In the same interview, He went on to add that he had certain ideas for the country that he would "keep them to myself for now". I guess it makes sense "why put your foot in mouth when it can be avoided"