Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, who is currently in Berkeley for a two-week tour, has revived the nepotism matter yet again.
Rahul addressed the students at the University of California by answering numerous questions including those regarding accusations made against him for being a dynast, reports Pinkvilla
The son of Congress President Sonia Gandhi stated, “Most of the country runs like this. That’s how India works,” listing several leaders and prominent names from the country who were born into famous families.
Abhishek Bachchan was one of many who were named. “Dynastic politics is a problem in all political parties. Akhilesh Yadav, Stalin – son of M Karunanidhi, Abhishek Bachchan – son of Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan are all examples of dynastic legacy, also Mukesh and Anil Ambani – son of Dhirubhai Ambani, that’s how the entire country is running,” the Congress VP said.
The Union Minister Smriti Irani was not too pleased with Rahul’s comments and proceeded to call him a “failed dynast.” She continued, “He seems to have forgotten that in the Independent India, there are many citizens who have contributed in different walks of life but they do not have any political legacy. The Prime Minister himself is a man who has risen from a humble background, as have the President and the Vice President.”
Just as the nepotism debate was dying down, Rahul Gandhi seems to have ignited the topic once again by adding fuel to the fading fire and this has irked veteran actor Rishi Kapoor.
Rishi, who is known for his strong views and opinions, on Tuesday tweeted:
Last year, Rishi also addressed the Congress and its members in his tweets, suggesting that roads and buildings named by the Congress after members of the Gandhi family be renamed.
On the acting front, he was last seen in Kapoor & Sons and will next be seen in Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi and 102 Not Out.
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