25 June, 2021

Delhi Diary

Examining Rahul Gandhi’s public confession showing a disinterest in both native wife and the coveted gaddi...

Delhi Diary
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At a Feigned Remove?

I am late coming to Rahul Gandhi’s public confession showing a disinterest in both native wife and the coveted gaddi. Both admissions have been seen as one more instance of his reluctance to behave responsibly and make clear his political and matrimonial plans. Not surprisingly, he has been the recipient of widespread criticism from sage pundits and those eager to see a Modi vs Rahul contest. A close reading, however, of what he actually said proves that his friends and foes may have caught the wrong end of the stick.

The word he used for his prime ministerial aspirations was “priority”. Now priority does not mean aversion, it means that in Rahul’s packed in-tray, moving into 7, Race Course Road is not the top file. It is present in the heap but not marked ‘immediate’. He claims he has other matters to sort...

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