The book released on Rahul Gandhi’s life, which try to bring out the style of living of the Congress leader, has mixed views of political as well as economic experts.
Some political leaders and experts think that Rahul Gandhi has a big role to play in the country’s 2014 elections.
The book ‘Decoding Rahul Gandhi’ was written by Aarthi Ramachandran and the book was released by senior journalist M D Nalapat. Mr. Nalapat has put a question by saying that the possibility of Rahul Gandhi being able to outperform former Prime Minister and his father Rajiv Gandhi due to the “very low expectations” of him.
Further, political editor from Open Magazine, Hartosh Singh Bal said that Rahul Gandhi is decent man but he is not ready to step ahead. Bal said, “He may be forced in 2014.
He added that Rahul Gandhi had already wasted much of his time being a leader of Youth Congress and the National Students’ Union of India.
Columnist Santosh Desai added that the charm of Gandhi family is no longer working and vote catching of a single person would not work anymore. Desai said, “The young leader had the idea of seeing politics as a management consultant and converting everything into projects.”
Desai said, “He is trying to impose a new kind of framework. It is a tall order.”
Meanwhile, the writer of the book ‘Decoding Rahul Gandhi’, Aarthi Ramachandran, who worked with many dailies, said that she just anted to present the personality of a person who could be the Prime Minister of India.
She said, “He does not want to put much of himself out. The book is neutral, set out to examine what he adds up to.”
She added that the congress leader has a huge economic point of view and which was left of centre and placed between Congress head Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
She said, “Rahul Gandhi’s politics had conveyed a sense of opportunism as issues like the land acquisition bill taken up by him before the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls appear to have been left for another election.”
Further, “Ramachandran said, “He had in him a desire to strike out and do differently but pressure to deliver (forced him) to go back to (paths of) Sonia Gandhi, Indira Gandhi. He is very uncomfortable with that.”
The 280-book has been published by Tranquebar Press.