After reading that headline you must be wondering how Rahul Gandhi disappointed me even if he was not in the news in the recent past. You must be inquisitive to know what Rahul did actually to disappoint me. In fact, i would say he not only disappointed me but also the youth of this country. Actually his silence on an issue disappointed me.
Rahul Gandhi is very famous among the youth of this country. He is touted as the future Prime Minister of India. He generates enthusiasm among the youth as he is often marketed as some one who will continue the legacy of Rajiv Gandhi. He has gained many followers for many of his gimmicks like eating and sleeping in a Dalit hut or giving political gyan on University campuses. You are free to disagree with me, if you feel those are not just gimmicks. But, what i always liked about Rahul is his willingness to change the Indian politics, the way politics is done in India. I always believed he could change at least his party which tries to show itself being modern while the core of it is still in the ’70s. He showed some examples of it by organizing polls in the Youth Congress. His willingness to make youth a part of the politics has raised some hope in my mind. Another example of his progressive approach was on display when he stood by a Shashi Tharoor who was attacked by his old type party colleagues over his controversial tweets. But I may not believe him anymore.
It is pretty clear now that he doesn’t want to change his party by giving it a progressive look. It was clear after his silence in the Congress vs Amitabh issue. Congress on this issue proved it to be no better than the Shiv Sena. The Congressmen showed their narrow mindedness by opposing a helpless Amitabh who was bullied just because he accepted the offer to popularize the tourism of a part of land that happens to be ruled by Narendra Modi. Congress showed that it still lives in the ’70s when Indira was India and India was Indira. The party strengthened the claim of Narendra Modi that Gujrat is Modi.
While the grand old party of the country was isolating Amitabh and Abhishek, I was waiting for the Rahul Gandhi to come out and stand by the Bachchans and give a strong reply to his party men just like he did in case of Tharoor- tweet row or more recently Sena-SRK row. I was waiting for his statements supporting Bachchan just like he did by supporting SRK. I was changing channels after channels to listen him saying I am an Indian and Gujrat belongs to India just like he had said “I am an Indian and Mumbai belongs to India”. But I waited and waited to find the future PM of India helpless as he couldn’t even rise over his family disputes. In fact, the sycophants in the party started bashing Bachchan senior more and more to remain in the good books of the Gandhi family. Wasn’t the curious case of Bachchans similar as that of the Saharukh? Is it that freedom of speech only applies to SRK not to Amitabh? Sadly Rahul Gandhi is not available to answer.
Why did i write this blog today after so many days of the controversy? It is because he disappointed me again by not showing his face and making statements after the recent Dantewada Naxal attack. As a responsible politician who even gets the chance to meet the foreign representatives, he should have come out and spoke that Dantewada belongs to India and not to the Naxals. But he was unavailable. Now, i won’t see him and his party as a next generation, progressive leader or party as it has its heart still in the ’70s.