by Deepak Kaistha __
The Indian political system has always thrown surprises. In 2004, the comeback of the Congress was unthinkable, since Mr.Vajpayee had done a decent job. But this time, it’s not just a question of who, but who is the best for India’s future?
Narendra Modi’s mixed performance causes people’s thought process to logically turn to looking at options and though there are other contenders in the opposition, but Rahul Gandhi commands universal reach and much wider compatibility.
He represents a polite and civilised face of politics unlike the many others. He believes in the power of dialogues, not a show of muscle. He prefers to engage, rather than dominate. He has displayed considerable organizational skill and political maturity by evolving from a youth leader to the leader of India’s oldest political party.
Rahul Gandhi is many things to many people.
The ‘chosen’ one!
The riches-to-rags phenomenon!
Nation’s beloved ‘prince-in-waiting!
And how – a bigger portion of the population have started seeing HOPE in him as the next leader of India.
Here are 10 reasons that differentiate Rahul Gandhi’s persona!
A persona that can give India leadership by participation, leadership by consensus, leadership by collaboration and most certianly not leadership by dictatorial behaviours.
His charm and spontaneity lends a uniquely relatable and likeable flavour to his persona. A breath of fresh air for Indian politics.
Refined culture and diction lets him carry himself impeccably and communicate flawlessly – important qualities when addressing global audiences.
Rahul Gandhi carries a genuine intent to mingle with the masses. His dinner & stay in rural households isn’t a stunt – it’s an honest attempt to step out of the palatial privileges he was born into, and experience the world.
His thoughts and views often carry hidden wisdom. Like when he said poverty is a ‘state of the mind’- Interpreted impartially, it’s a modern-day classic.
Rahul Gandhi has been carrying himself with dignity and balance. Shunning rhetoric and staying down to earth. This kind of level headedness is rare in Indian politics.
He is learning from his lessons everyday. He realizes his limitations. And is willing to play to his strengths. The man is making a proactive effort to evolve into a better person – the first step towards greatness.
With the Gandhi surname, there’s no doubting his credentials are impeccable. And not something one can buy. At some point, at some level, it delivers.
He has created a team with a fine mix of deep experience, young turks and refined intellect. Bringing leaders together of opposition parties isn’t easy, but he has stitched it all together admirably. Not only that. He has also shown stellar qualities as a true team player.
GRIT & RESILIENCE
He has the gumption to take things on the chin and live to tell the tale. Any other mortal may have buckled long back – after being the butt of unfair comparisons and insensitive jokes incessantly.
GREAT LOOKS & FREE HUGS
Rajiv Gandhi’s photogenic looks doesn’t hurt, especially during those long speeches. And there’s the bonus wink. And who doesn’t like hugs, especially when it is full of warmth?
Is it time for a change of guard – Stay tuned!