Thursday, October 23, 2008

Although Indian politicians hardly impress me, the reply which Rahul Gandhi gave to a student in Uttarakhand when confronted with a really tricky question has made me a fan of him. The student questioned him on Raj Thackeray and expressed hope that ther's atleast someone to look after North Indians. Here's what he had to say (and as Barney would say- its LEGENDAry). He asked the boy why he thought of himself as North Indian and not Indian. He rebuked him slightly telling that terrorism amd communalism are born out of idea that people are different. Now, its really great to find out that unlike a majority of politicians in India who would have hopped on this chance to capture a "North Indian" votebank, he chose to remove the divisive thoughts from his mind, not caring about the implications of the upcoming state polls. 

What India requires is not politicians like Raj Thackeray, who would stoop so low to further split India on the grounds of language(as if religion, caste, tribe etc etc were less), rather people who would like to work for the betterment and development of the country. Who wouldn,t care if they win or loose.....rather what they would care is about the country....who would be bold enough to take initiatives. 

Just hope Ismites take a cue from his words.


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