25 November, 2020

‘There May Be Differences In Looking At Things, But There Is No Rift (Between So

Congress leader Digvijay Singh on 'missing' Rahul Gandhi.

Jitender Gupta
‘There May Be Differences In Looking At Things, But There Is No Rift (Between So

Is he meditating or is he engaged in “pleasurable activities of the strenuous kind”, asked a sarcastic political commentator as the Congress continued to maintain a studious silence about the whereabouts of their scion a month after he went missing. The Congress vice-president’s mysterious leave of absence from the budget session of Parliament continues to remain unexplained. While for many, the absence indicated his unsuitability, even inability, to lead the party, the only Congress leader willing to speak on record on the subject, Digvijay Singh scoffs at the speculation that suggests a serious rift in ‘the family’. Excerpts from a conversation with Outlook:

What has caused the rift between mother and son (Sonia and Rahul)?

There is no rift. In fact, the family has a strong bonding, having come through two traumatic assassinations in the space of less than seven years. There could be differences in looking at things—after all, there is a generational gap—which...



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