After Manmohan, foreign press criticizes Rahul Gandhi
It seems that the foreign press has pledged to go after Indian politicians and leaders. First, it was the turn of the PM Manmohan Singh, and now it is Rahul Gandi. While calling junior Gandhi, a 'successor-in-waiting to Sonia Gandhi', an article in The Economist titled 'The Rahul Problem' describes him as a politician who has 'so far shown no particular aptitude as a politician'.
THE ARTICLE relies on the impression of Rahul Gandi created in Arthi Ramachandran’s book “Decoding Rahul Gandhi
" to see him as an 'ill-prepared to be a leading politician in India'. The political journalist Arthi, in her book, paints Rahul as a secretive and defensive person who won’t respond to the most basic queries about what he hopes to do as a politician.
The article has advised the Congress 'to dare to think of something radical: of reorganizing itself on the basis of policies, ideas and a vision for how India
should develop, and not on a particular dynasty that seems, after various iterations, to be getting less and less useful'
While reacting to the article, Congress party spokesperson Manish Tewari advised that we should not believe what is written about India in the foreign press and we needed to make ourselves free from the ‘spectre of mental colonialism.’
On the other hand, BJP said that the Congress general secretary, Rahul Gandhi, has failed to leave any mark on Indian politics.