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Will Rahul be able to swap his much vaunted grassroots level rejuvenation vision for a bit of medium term political pragmatism and the ability to manage crises on an almost daily basis?

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Asked by afsa kausar, 15 Nov '11 03:32 pm
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Before he stepped into politics, Rahul worked as a strategy consultant with the global management consulting firm, Monitor, promoted by Harvard guru Michael Porter, in London. The stint seems to have left a deep imprint on the Nehru-Gandhi scion's approach to politics.

Professional training in strategy consulting combined with a cautious, hesitant, and risk-averse temperament meant that he shunned short to medium-term challenges, such as a stint in the Union government, for long term projects such as rejuvenation of the Congress' youth and student wings, reviving the party in Uttar Pradesh were the Congress has been reduced to a fringe player, and brand-building aimed at projecting himself as a mascot of the poor.

This orientation in his thinking showed up as a refusal to get into burning issues.



For instance, when he was asked whether he would personally intervene to resolve the Kashmir agitation of 2010 that witnessed unprecedented stone-throwing protests in the valley, ...more
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 15 Nov '11 03:34 pm

 
  
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Nope
Answered by conviction, 10 Apr '13 02:27 pm

 
  
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Difficult to say so
Answered by anil garg, 29 Jan '12 03:26 pm

 
  
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