Saturday, April 19, 2014

Rahul Gandhi's ignorance

Rahul Gandhi is politically amateurish. That does not mean that he cannot aspire to or be pushed towards prime ministership. But he also happens to be ignorant about basic facts. And that is really troubling.

Either political astuteness or basic intelligence is essential to lead a nation. Combination of both is desirable.

The following is a report from The Hindu:

"“Modi sahab talks about his Gujarat model. What has he done? He deprived the poor farmers of their land to give away 35,000 acre of agricultural land to industrialist Adani at Rs one per metre,” Mr. Gandhi said at an election meeting here.
“Adani then sold the land at Rs 800 per metre. His industry grew from a Rs 3000 crore company to a Rs 40,000 crore company now just by selling farmers land at high cost and not through production. This he calls the Gujarat model,” Mr. Gandhi said.
“A toffee sells at Rs one per piece here. If you give a toffee, the Gujarat government will give you one metre of land if you are Adani,” the Congress leader said." Unquote.
In the recent past, Rahul Gandhi has repeatedly referred to 'metre of land'. Why is it that his advisers too are not correcting him? Have they given up on him?

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