NaMo RaGa: A Political Jugalbandi of Pedigree Vs Masters Degree ! Can NaMo match Rahul Gandhi as World Citizen. Rahul Gandhi’s party nominated Sachin Tendulkar to Rajyasabha. What has NaMo done to the man who carried the burden of nation for 24 years?
Some of my friends, supporting Congress have felt bad about my diatribe against Congress in general and Rahul Gandhi in particular. Well, to be fair to myself, I haven’t spared Manmohan Singh either and Yeddiyurappa has always been a favorite.
It isn’t my fault entirely. I have always been like this, the perennial anti-establishment guy. I opposed Yeddiyurappa and the BJP government in Karnataka from day one. I always was against the LDF government in Kerala but today, UDF is proving to be as bad if not worse.
But since too many people were feeling too bad about my RaGa-bashing, I had to think. So after deep introspection, I decided to write something nice about Rahul Gandhi. What way can I do it better than by comparing him to Narendra Modi ? So here is my assessment on how and why RaGa is better than NaMo!
Gandhi is such a reverential and sexy name at once. It isn’t just a name, it carries several chapters in it. It is also a license, a license to greatness without effort. It also is a brand. So much so, once associated, people stick to it come what may. It is the political equivalent of Bollywood’s Khan-daan. And how on earth can anyone equate Modi with that ? It almost sounds like Moody and that isn’t cute at all.
Rahul has a lot more going for him. He is much younger and is of my age compared to Modi who is a lot older than me. I definitely prefer people of my age with intellectual capacities that don’t match the age. This Modi is an over-smart guy and will be tough to handle.
Rahul Gandhi has the greatest “Pedigree” of all politicians in India. His great-grandfather was a Kashmiri Pandit and a Prime-minister. His grand-mother too was a Prime-minister who clamped emergency on India when she found the people were getting spoiled by too much of freedom. She knew too much was too bad for people. His grandfather was a Parsi. His father was one of the most handsome Prime-ministers this world has ever seen. His mother is an Italian Christian who like a true Christian, sacrificed the Prime Minister’s chair that was there for asking. Some of his closest advisers are Muslims and his Prime Minister is a Sardarji. As an icing on the cake, a Spanish girlfriend completes the picture and makes RaGa a truly world citizen ! Can Modi ever match this “Pedigree” ?
I expressly forbid cunning minds from reading too much into “Pedigree” being a famous brand of dog-biscuits and connecting that with Modi’s puppy remarks and also with Congressmen generally being extremely obedient to RaGa’s dynasty. I didn’t think of any of these things when I wrote this piece of eulogy of RaGa.
If I have to make movie with a Politician as a Hero, whom would I select ? Rahul is such a handsome chocolate boy and we know NaMo can only play a Daddy character or even better, a villain but not hero. Rahul also is younger than the Khan-daan Superstars. Imagine how many films have we watched with the hero being Rahul. Other than the documentary on Vivekananda, can anyone remind me of a movie where the hero’s name was Narendra ?
Rahul has some of the most happening people in his friends list. Shah Rukh Khan, the Don and the Superstar of the cine-world is one of them. What does Modi have to show ? Amitbh Bachchan as Gujarat’s brand-ambassador ? I say, that is nothing !
Rahul Gandhi’s party nominated Sachin Tendulkar to Rajyasabha. What has NaMo done to the man who carried the burden of nation for 24 years ?
When India won the World Cup on 2 April 2011, Rahul was there with his Mommy, Sister, Brother-in-law and all the security people to see India sail through to victory and celebrate. And there was Rajnikant too. But where was NaMo ? Checkmate !
Rahul has gone to the houses of the poorest of poor and eaten with them. He even jumps security and mingles with kitty-party celebrations. He rode on the pillion of a party worker’s bike. Such a simple adorable boy. His party has always given free meals, Biriyani, clothes and even liquor to the poor people who come to see him. And what is Modi doing ? He fleeces money from people who attend his rally. NaMo will only feel bad for the puppies who have a bad habit of going under his AC car. So mean !
And finally, people talk, worry and continue to remain bothered about NaMonea. It is a feared name even for his own party men. Imagine anyone from BJP using NaMo name to further their agenda. Just look at RaGa. Nobody on earth needs to worry about RaGanea. Everyone in his party uses his name to promote their career but he is so benign and benevolent.
That, my friends is the difference between sheer Pedigree and a Masters Degree in Political Science !