Saturday, July 21, 2018

Pappu he was and Pappu he will be

I have always believed in perseverance and strongly feel that one should never give up. However, in Rahul Gandhi, I see a living example of the fact that even perseverance has a shelf life. There are certain things that are out of scope and it is futile to keep trying. I am not sure when the Congress Party will realize this. They have persevered with him to the extent that their very existence is at threat. Yet, they haven't given up on a leader who doesn't know what he is doing and is not conscious of what he is saying. 

A leader should be a reader is a statement I heard recently. Unfortunately, Rahul Gandhi either doesn't read or he reads without understanding. Maybe to some extent the education he got should get the blame for this. He may have been used to just mugging up without understanding the logic behind something. So, he can blurt out things but really cannot understand the meaning of what he is saying or comprehend the impact it can have.

Just yesterday in the Parliament, he uttered nonsense and acted in a childish manner. In his efforts to defeat Modi, he did not think twice before questioning the credibility of the surgical strike done by our army. He quotes the French President wrongly and his claims fell flat when the French government issues a statement disapproving it. The least thing a leader should ensure is credibility. This is difficult for someone like Rahul Gandhi who is a leader because of his lineage and not because of his leadership abilities. History has proven that the most powerful of empires had to relinquish their power at some point and that is true even for the Gandhi empire which has ruled this country in a democratic setup. Gone are the days when the illiterate and uneducated of this country kept on voting for Congress just because it was headed by the Gandhi family. There may be few educated people too who have hopes from Rahul Gandhi but is more because of their hatred for Modi and less likely due to their faith in Rahul's leadership abilities. 

In a democracy, each and every person has the right to vote for the person or political party of his choice. They may have valid reasons for it. However, I really doubt any sane person can think that Rahul Gandhi is that person who could lead this country in the future. If hate for Modi is prompting one to vote against Modi, atleast ensure that you vote for someone who is a credible leader. At the same time, if the collective conscience of this nation can still perceive Rahul Gandhi as PM then I think not even God can save this country from doom. 

Pappu he was and Pappu he will be.

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