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Learning from Indira: How Rahul Gandhi can change from Pappu to PM-in-waiting

Apr 18, 2015    

His grandmother was derided as Goongi Gudiya, Rahul is lampooned as Pappu.When she became the Prime Minister, the old guard and syndicate were against Indira Gandhi. In his bid to become president of the Congress, Rahul is facing similar resistance from senior leaders.In the mid 1970s, after the euphoria of the victory against Pakistan faded, Indira became a subject of contempt and ridicule, reflected in the singular slogan that defined contemporary politics: Indira hatao, desh bachao. Today, Rahul evokes similar scorn and pity, reflected in the muted cries within his party of Sonia lao Congre...

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