It is said of Laksmamrao Inamdar that he was a very strict disciplinarian, who led by personal example and only once in late life, due to failing health, he had asked for a glass of water while delivering a lecture and before resuming his talk he had sought forgiveness of audience for having to interrupt his talk.
The Sishya also in his moment of succumbing to emotional meltdown, had the need for that glass of water. Though, he did not seek forgiveness for having interrupted his speech, he had gone on to seek answer 'How can a son be thanked for serving his mother, the motherland" Modiji has not taken the road to being a 'Spiritual Guru', but he has traveled the path to be "a True Leader", for the nation's youth to emulate. He bowed his head at the 'First Step' in reverence to "Temple of Democracy" , i.e. the Parliament House, a deed none before him ever did, not even Nehru, Sardar Patel, or others.
Yes, he chose to give a pat on his own back, for the monumental herculean effort he had put in canvassing, but that was not out of arrogance but as a gentle reminder to Youth of India, that fixed objective, however difficult, can be achieved through single minded approach with blinders on and keeping 'Ears Open'. Yes, he has become an icon of true leadership.
On the other hand, the young capable Turks within the Congress such as Scindia, Pilot, Deora etc must seek an answer from their own conscience. Have they got a true leader in Rahul? One who went away outside India, at this critical juncture and did not feel it important to give respect to the Prime Minister Of India of 10 years standing, by remaining present on his thanks giving dinner.
"How can one give a person an unbridled right to get respect from his followers, who can not give respect to others?" Have you people asked him "What was the real purport behind his escape mission abroad? No my dear friends, without any iota of rancor, I submit it to you, that keeping in view the objective of serving motherland (not Gandhi clan) rise in your own esteem and become leaders on your own steam.....the days of piggy riding are over, and that you can serve your own interest better by being a leader and not a follower.
Here again I am taking a leaf out of Modi ji's shared vision, "Governance not from Delhi, but from Roots". In Modi Ji, nation has been blessed to have both a "Spiritual Guru as well a True Leader" whilst being a son of Motherland. One of the most important personal belongings moving to '7 Race Course' will be Swami Vivekanand and his works & speeches of his mentor Lakshmanrao Inamdar....Nation first and above all.