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'Charismatic' , 'Energetic' Rahul Gandhi is part of class 5 CBSE guidebook

For decades, members of Nehru-Gandhi family have been revered in textbooks read out in schools across the country. And now, the Gandhi scion too has found a space in this section. A class 5 CBSE English guidebook, which is prescribed by several schools across India, has a passage on Rahul Gandhi which glorifies his persona.


'Charismatic' , 'Energetic' Rahul Gandhi is part of class 5 CBSE guidebook

New Delhi: For decades, members of Nehru-Gandhi family have been revered in textbooks read out in schools across the country. And now, the Gandhi scion too has found a space in this section. A class 5 CBSE English guidebook, which is prescribed by several schools across India, has a passage on Rahul Gandhi which glorifies his persona.

The passage in the book titled “Together with English” (CCE-based 5) reads, “Part of the fifth generation of India's most revered, influential and charismatic political family, Rahul Gandhi is also , like sister Priyanka, natural at public life.

The low profile Rahul surprised the nation with his energy, humility and charisma when he plunged into electoral politics. Sceptics wondered whether this young man, who had spent most of his life in the US and Britain would be able to adjust to rough-and-tumble of Indian political life. But not only did the “young Rahul take to politics like proverbial duck to water”, he also exhibited “impressive confidence and maturity. Today, he is very much part of the Congress party's new crop of bright young politicians.”

The book has been written by Meera Wadhwa and published by Rachna Sagar Pvt Limited, Delhi.

Deepshikha Shrivastav, Principal of Rajhans Vidyalay (CBSE), Andheri told DNA, “CBSE doesn’t prescribe any book up to class 8. So, schools are free to select their books from private publishers. Moreover, this is a guidebook which we don’t prescribe.” Another principal termed the book as “fiction.”

Speaking to DNA team, the officials of Rachna Sagar publication admitted that the book is widely being used but refused to comment further. “Our director will call you after sometime,” said an editorial desk member. However, there was no communication from the publication.

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