Rahul loved playing badminton as a little boy

Jaipur: Rahul Gandhi on Sunday recalled that as a little boy, he loved to play badminton.

"When I was a little boy I loved to play badminton. I loved it because it gives me balance in a complicated world," he said in his maiden speech after being appointed the Vice President of Congress party.

The 42-year-old scion of the Nehru-Gandhi said he was taught how to play in his grandmother (Indira Gandhi)'s house by two policemen who protected her.

"They (policemen) were my friends, then one day they killed my grandmother and took way the balance in my life. I felt pain that I never felt before and many of us have experienced this.

"So, you will understand what I am saying," the party's youth icon, touted as the future Prime Minister, said emotionally at the AICC session here.