New Delhi: "He is the biggest heartthrob of
the youth of India."
This is how Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit described
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi at a public function
Dikshit, who addressed Rahul as `Rajivji` at the
beginning of her speech, heaped praises on the young leader
after the inauguration of Guru Tegh Bahadur Memorial here on
the Delhi-Haryana border.
"In 2004, our leader Sonia Gandhi laid the foundation
stone for this memorial. I am proud that today her son and
Hindustan ke naujawano ki sabse badi dhadkan (the biggest
heartthrob of the youth of India) Rahul Gandhi is dedicating
this memorial to the nation," she said to a thunderous
applause from the audience.
While thanking Gandhi for accepting her invitation and
inaugurating the memorial, Dikshit even asked the audience to
keep applauding Gandhi.
The CM said she had long decided that if anyone would
dedicate this to the nation, it will only be Gandhi. "We are
thankful to you that you listened to our plea," she said.
Dikshit said Guru Tegh Bahadur`s name is not associated
only with Delhi, Punjab, Haryana or Sikh community but with
the entire nation.
She also said Rahul`s grandmother and former prime
minister late Indira Gandhi had removed a `kotwali` (police
headquarters) from here and dedicated this place to the Sikh
leader. "Now after Sonia Gandhi laid its foundation stone, we
are delighted that he (Rahul) is dedicating this (to the