Is Rahul Gandhi ready for the big leap in politics?
When Rahul Gandhi was asked by a journalist in 2006 whether he had a roadmap for improving access to "opportunities" for the youth of Uttar Pradesh, he came up with one of his characteristically vague mantras. "Once you get the youth of this country thinking, the blueprint will come".
It was a bit like a doctor prescribing yoga for a TB patient. It is not bad advice for the long-term, but does nothing to address the issue at hand.
Rahul's politics has been stuck in this gear for a long time. He chose for himself the job of the Congress' big picture man shortly after his electoral debut in 2004, working on long-term strategic goals for the party, even as his mother, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, looked after its day-to-day affairs.
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he needs to take the plunge though