Parliament has a `strategy consultant` in Rahul Gandhi, `social worker` in PM Narendra Modi

By Deepak Nagpal | Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 11:28

Zee Media Bureau/Deepak Nagpal

New Delhi: While they may be full-time politicians, their professions range from social reformer to social worker to strategy consultant.

As per Parliament`s website, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi describes himself as "strategy consultant". Though it is another matter that as the Congress` lead campaign manager in 2014 Lok Sabha polls, his strategies failed badly and the party could win only 44 out of the 543 seats.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the other hand, lists himself as a “social worker”.
In total, Parliament`s website categorises MPs under 33 categories of professions – among them are agriculturists, builders, medical practitioners, educationists, teachers, sportspersons, artists, industrialists, religious missionaries, social reformers etc.

The details have been published in today`s edition of a leading English daily.

While senior BJP leader LK Advani categorises his profession as "journalist", Congress president Sonia Gandhi lists herself as a "political and social worker".

Another senior BJP leader and former HRD minister Murli Manohar Joshi describes himself as a "professor".

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh also describes himself as an educationist, and lists his profession as a "teacher".
BJP MP Sanjeev Baliyan also lists himself as professor, but the man is facing allegations of being involved in the Muzaffarnagar riots.

Among the `advocates` are External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

Animal rights campaigner and Union Minister Maneka Gandhi calls herself a "writer", as she has published quite a few books.

West Bengal Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Choudhury describes himself as a “social reformer” on the Parliament website though he is facing several criminal cases.

BJP`s Yogi Adityanath is the only one to be categorised under the "religious missionary" head, while Shashi Tharoor is the lone "diplomat" in the House.



First Published: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 11:28

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