Though belonging to the heir of the Gandhi dynasty, politics was not his first career option. The familiar face of the very handsome Rahul Gandhi isn’t a strange sight. He hails from a family line, which boasts of his late grandmother Indira Gandhi, his father the Late Rajiv Gandhi whose assassination affected the entire nation winning sympathy instantly for his mother – Sonia Gandhi the ex-president of INC.
We know his name, we know his family and we know his political allegiance. But, do you know these lesser-known facts about Rahul Gandhi?
1. He Is A Motivator:
According to a report in Mail Today, Asha Devi, the mother of a victim of the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape, said Rahul Gandhi counseled and motivated her son after the heart-rending tragedy. “After learning that he wanted to join the defense forces, Rahul asked him to pursue a pilot’s training course after completion of school,” Asha Devi said.
2. Favorite Food:
Does Rahul Gandhi enjoy a plate of steaming momos as much as you do? You bet.
3. His Life Before Politics:
It is said that before Rahul began his political career, he had established his career by opening his outsourcing firm in Mumbai by the name Backops Services Private Ltd. Also, he worked with management consulting firm namely Monitor Group in London.
4. Early Life Days of Rahul Gandhi:
Rahul Gandhi who is now a 49-year-old politician is the eldest son of Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi. He is known for changing numerous education schools due to constant threats revolving around him. From completing his schooling from Dehradun and New Delhi, Bachelor degree from Stephen College, New Delhi to moving to Harvard University to pursue additional studies. After the assassination of his father, it is said that Rahul came back to India and thereafter took admission in Rollin’s college. On completing his education, the young son of Gandhi family started his career as a consultant in a London based firm.
5. Entering into Political Profession:
Rahul Gandhi is the Member of Parliament from Rajiv Gandhi’s, his father’s constituency in Amethi, based in Uttar Pradesh. Apart from that, this leader of the Indian National Congress as a general secretary. Otherwise too, before the intake of BJP party in 2014, he was working as a leader of Indian Youth Congress. Presently, Rahul is elected as a Vice President of Congress.
6. Speaking His Mind Out:
Due to the outspoken personality, Rahul Gandhi has been trolled a lot many times and has also landed into troubles. His words are often twisted by media and presented as funny speeches to the common population to demote his image.
7. Keeping his Personal Life Away:
Rahul Gandhi has always kept his personal life away from everyone. This political leader is more of secretive in nature when coming to personal life and always has media out of glare when it comes to his life. One reason can be due to the threats he has received so far from being assassinated. So in order to keep the life of his beloved ones safe, he is always secretive about his personal life.
8. Getting Arrested:
It was in the year 2011 that Rahul Gandhi was arrested by UP police in Bhatta Parsaul village when he was on his way to meet agitated farmers demanding rightful money from landowners who had purchased the land for a highway construction project. However, he was later released, 3 hours after being arrested and thereafter was asked to leave the place and go to Delhi.
9. Becoming a Strategy Consultant:
We would like to tell our readers that Rahul Gandhi was declared as a farmer by the official website of Congress in the year 2004. However, later on, in 2009, Rahul after winning the Lok Sabha election, he was designated as a strategy consultant.
10. Some Fun Facts About Him:
Rahul Gandhi is well recognized to speak his heart out. At several instances, he tried to bring forward the malpractices of Modi Government but got trolled instead. Some of the shocking facts presented by Rahul which were later mocked on social media are:
11. Hidden Relationships He Had:
The relationship is something that Rahul seems to be hiding all the way in his life. He once spoke in the public conference to Indian Express Journalist clearing about the miss lead information about his girlfriend. He later told the media about his girlfriend, Veronique Cartelli. According to reports, the 2 have studied together in the same university and were said to be best buddies throughout. Apart from that to which Rahul Gandhi dated was Afghan Princess, though she later married Egyptian Prince in 2013.
12. Adopting New Methods:
Being the face of Congress and President of the Indian National Congress, Rahul Gandhi has left no stone unturned to practice new ideas to earn praises from people of the country. He motivated a lot of youngsters to become part of Indian politics. Even though things do not turn in his favor, he is working furiously to regain the image of Congress party in the nation.
Rahul Gandhi’s famous statement when he tried to counter BJP, PM Modi:
- Mujhe agar Ek Baar Lok Sabha mein bolne Diya Jaye toh main sab bataunga ki Paytm kaise hota hai “PAY TO MODI.”
- Modi ji can speak at pop concerts, TV, but why not he can speak in the Parliament?
- ”This is not a bold, instead as foolish decision that has been taken without taking things into consideration
- Demonetization policy by Modi ji is a scam and he had informed his ‘friends’ about it beforehand
- ” Modi’s move will turn out to be a big scam.”
Rahul Gandhi is a leader with a different approach. Unlike any other leader, his distinct thinking and corruption fewer politics become an imminent threat for the opposition party. Even though he is criticized a lot by Narendra Modi and other BJP party members, he always shows great respect for the opposition leaders. He faces a lot of controversies when he hugged Modi a few months back and people have blamed him for behaving informally. Later on, Modi slammed the political leader and his mother for their irresponsible behavior in the political era.
Even after trying a lot and doing labor hard across the nation, his party- Congress party couldn’t manage to get enough MPs seat to secure Pm seat, Rahul Gandhi’s dream to become Prime Minister fails again.