Born on 19 June 1970, Rahul turns 49 today. Yes, I am talking about the vice-president of Congress, Mr. Rahul Gandhi. He is (born 19 June 1970) is an Indian politician who is the current President of the Indian National Congress. He hails from a long line of politicians, known as the Nehru-Gandhi family, which has occupied a prominent place in the politics of India ever since the country gained independence in 1947.
His great-grandfather was Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India and also the longest serving Prime Minister of India has served for a total of seventeen years.
Gandhi’s grandmother, Indira, was the first female Prime Minister of India and his father, Rajiv, was the youngest prime minister of India to be sworn into office. The son of Sonia and Rajiv, he is the president of the Indian National Congress and serves such additional offices as the chairperson of the Indian Youth Congress and the National Students Union of India.
A member of the Indian Parliament, Gandhi represents the constituency of Wayanad, Kerala in the 17th Lok Sabha. He stayed away from the public sphere for much of his childhood and early youth; he attained primary education in New Delhi and Dehradun but was later homeschooled because of security concerns. He later attended Rollins College under a pseudonym, his identity being known only to a select few individuals, which included certain university officials and security agencies.
After obtaining degrees in International Relations and Development Studies at the universities of Rollins and Cambridge, Gandhi worked at the Monitor Group, a management consulting firm in London. He established the Mumbai-based technology outsourcing firm, Backops Services Private Ltd. He entered politics in 2004 and successfully contested the general elections held that year from Amethi, a seat that was earlier held by his father; he won again from the constituency in 2009 and 2014. Amidst calls from Congress party veterans for his greater involvement in party politics and national government, Gandhi was elected Congress Vice-President in 2013, having served as the General Secretary previously.
Rahul Gandhi led the INC’s campaign in the 2014 Indian general elections; the party suffered its worst electoral result in its history, winning only 44 seats compared to 206 seats won previously in the 2009 general election. He took over as the president of the Congress in December 2017. He is also a trustee of Rajiv Gandhi Foundation and Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust.
Some of the amazing facts of Rahul Gandhi’s life are:-
- In the initial stages he started his political career, by establishing an outsourcing firm in Mumbai, named Backops Services Private Ltd. 2)
- Before the BJP part came into power, he was working as the leader of the “Indian Youth Congress”.
- He is known prominently for his candid nature, as he says what he feels. His sentences are often manipulated by the media to degrade his image, and eventually, people do not leave any opportunity to make a caricature of him.
- He always keeps his personal life alienated from the society because he has received threats against his life. For the sake of his loved ones, he keeps his personal life in anguishness.
- The two of his girlfriends, which are known to the audience are Veronique Cartelli and Afghan Princess.
- He has motivated and inspired, a lot of teenagers to take part in Indian Politics, which is definitely not a joke. “Demonetisation policy by Modi Ji is a scam and he had informed his ‘friends’ about it beforehand”, said the leader. He was trolled and made fun of, in the world of social media by the people itself. With an unbiased view towards any political party, I would say that Rahul Gandhi is a leader who has always respected the leaders of his opposition, and ironically we have left no stone unturned to disrespect him. His want for corruption-free politics is definitely not a joke. His decision to meeting farmers in Uttar Pradesh is definitely not a joke. Then also, it has been our organic nature to insult him, again and again, without giving a single thought. If there is a big question mark on the contributions, which he had made towards the nation, then there is also a bleak doubt on our way of expressing humanity towards an individual, who is just trying to do some work.