Rahul Gandhi is considered as the rising star of Congress. Rahul Gandhi is the president of the Indian National Congress party. Rahul Gandhi also serve as Chairperson of the National State Union of India and Indian Youth Congress.
Early life and childhood
Rahul Gandhi the son of Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi was born on 19th June in the year 1970. Rahul Gandhi studied in St. Columbia’s School in Delhi in his early childhood. Rahul Gandhi then completed his schooling between 1981 to 1983 in The Doon School in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Rahul Gandhi in 1989 joined St. Stephen’s college in Delhi but only completed first year of examination because he moved to Harvard University. In the year 1991, When Rahul Gandhi’s father and the Prime Minister of India, Mr. Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated, he again shifted to Florida ‘s Rollins College in USA because of security reasons and completed his B.A.Rahul Gandhi completed his master’s in M.Phil in the year 1995 from Trinity College in Cambridge.
Rahul Gandhi worked in a management consulting firm called Monitor Group in London. In 2002 he was one of the directors of the Backups Services Pvt. Ltd., a technology-based outsourcing firm.
Political career of Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi in 2004 announced to join politics and took stand from his father’s former constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh in the elections of 2004. All India Congress Committee appointed Rahul Gandhi as the General Secretary on 24th September, 2007.Rahul Gandhi was also appointed as the General Secretary of IYC (Indian Youth Congress) and the NSUI (National student Union of India). There was massive increase in the members of NSUI of about 2.5 million when Rahul Gandhi was appointed as the General Secretary.
In 2008 elections, Rahul Gandhi campaigned in various parts of the country for Congress. Rahul Gandhi attended 125 rallies for the Congress and this resulted in winning of the NDA winning the election of the 2009 Lok Sabha and also winning his seat from Amethi, Uttar Pradesh.
However in 2014 Lok Sabha election, Congress didn’t performed up to the Standards by winning only 44 seats .In 2015, Rahul Gandhi went on to a undisclosed location on leave of absence. After returning from leave, he addressed the farmers in Ramlila Maidan in a rally called Kisan Khet Mazdoor Rally on 19th April, 2015. He also backed for women’s Reservation Bill that would allow 33% reservation in Lok Sabha for women.
Books dedicated to Rahul Gandhi
- ‘Decoding Rahul Gandhi’ is written by Aarthi Ramachandran who has attempted to show the personality of Rahul Gandhi in a different way. The base of this book are the interviews which were conducted by Aarthi Ramachandran with the close ones of Rahul Gandhi and also with Rahul Gandhi. Readers will get to know about the fears and aspirations of Rahul Gandhi by this book.
- Rahul : The First Authoritative Biography is written by Veenu Sandhu and Jatin Gandhi. Readers will get to know about the relationships between Nehru-Gandhi family. This book focuses on the achievements public moves and inabilities of Rahul Gandhi. By this book, it will be cleared that how the actions of Rahul Gandhi is going to affect Indian lives.
Rahul Gandhi campaigned in various parts of the country addressing the farmers. Rahul Gandhi is working on the footsteps of his family members like her Grandmother Mrs. Indira Gandhi, His father Mr Rajiv Gandhi and mother Sonia Gandhi. Congress however is loosing it’s Charm but Rahul Gandhi is working hard to bring back the charm of Congress.
Rahul’s Entry Into Politics
Rahul Gandhi presented his entry in the Indian politics in the month of March of 2004. He declared that he would contest in the month of May of 2004 in elections of Lok Sabha from the constituency of Amethi, Uttar Pradesh. His father had also contested from there in earlier times. At that time, his mother Sonia Gandhi was holding the seat. She switched over to the neighbouring constituency of city of Rae Bareilly. During this time the condition of the Congress party was not so sound and it was holding a proportion of only ten seats of the 80 Lok Sabha in the state of Uttar Pradesh. This declaration generated a couple of mixed reactions among the other political competitors. The political commentators addressed Priyanka in a different manner and even started comparing her with her grandmother Indira Gandhi. They were having a opinion that there is greater likelihood and chances that his sister Priyanka would be more successful in this political field and endeavour, while others thought that this move would kindle up the fortune of the Congress party, that the presence of one of the young members of India’s most famous political family would promote and enhance hope among the young generation.
Rahul Gandhi’s Win from Amethi in 2014
Despite of pretty difficult competition from Kumar Vishwas of (AAP) Aam Aadmi Party and Smriti Irani of Bharatiya Janata Party, Rahul Gandhi ( The Vice President of Congress and politician of the fifth-generation won his seat in Uttar Pradesh at Amethi by a margin of 1,07,903 votes in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The Congress party suffered its worst defeat in that election.
Rahul Gandhi’s won in Amethi and he put him in a strengthen position in the political scene of India. His win therefore came as a surprise to his competitiors who had pointed him out for the lack of development in Amethi since his leadership. The media even gave reports that Rahul Gandhi didn’t did anything for the constituency in fields of improvement of the health, education, roads and sanitary condition of the place.
Rahul Gandhi Elections result