Rahul Gandhi hasn’t shown hunger for job: The Economist
New Delhi: 'The Economist', in an article, has doubted Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's credentials as a politician.
In the article titled 'The Rahul Problem', The Economist starts with question "what is the point of Rahul Gandhi" and says that the Congress's "prince in waiting has not shown any hunger for the job".
“The problem is that Mr Gandhi has so far shown no particular aptitude as a politician, nor even sufficient hunger for the job. He is shy, reluctant to speak to journalists, biographers, potential allies or foes, nor even to raise his voice in parliament”, the article said.
“Nobody really knows what he is capable of, nor what he wishes to do should he ever attain power and responsibility. The suspicion is growing that Mr Gandhi himself does not know”, it added.
Congress has sought to down play the article, saying there was a need for Indians to get liberated from the "spectre of mental colonialism".
"I am always surprised that questions are asked about whatever is written in Washington Post, The Economist, Standard and Poor's and Moody's comments on India...We need to free ourselves from the spectre of mental colonialism," party spokesperson Manish Tewari said.