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Rahul Gandhi's Immaturity

The delayed reaction of Rahul Gandhi on such a crucial issue as the ordinance seeking to protect convicted lawmakers from immediate disqualification is surprising. It in no way enhances, as the Congress Party is trying to depict, his image. If the Congress sees a strong leader emerging in this uncalled-for act of Rahul Gandhi, it merely demonstrates how the Congress is not prepared to come out of its make-believe world that he is the leader who can lead the party to success in the coming elections. With its unflinching loyalty it not only likes to attribute significance and magnitude to all actions of its hero but it is also trying in vain to convince the entire country.

It is difficult to believe that Rahul Gandhi, who also happens to be the vice president of the Congress, had no know­ledge or understanding of the ordinance before it was sent to the president. Even if he was really ignorant of the happenings, such negligent demeanour does not add to the esteem of a person in a responsible party position. If he really differed with others in his party, a true leadership trait and a democratic approach would have been discussing and convincing his colleagues about his opinions. Instead, he publicly denounced the ordinance after a decision was taken by the Cabinet. In the process he has definitely brought down the image of the prime minister who heads his own party’s government and of the Union Cabinet, a majority of whose members are also from his party. A vice president of a party tarnishing the image of his own party members under the illusion that he would be admired and eulogised for it is, indeed, shocking.

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