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The not so clever discourse of Rahul Gandhi at Berkeley
I feel it unnecessary to elude the list compiled by Google search engine about the most stupid Prime Ministers of the world as it would distract the tone and tenor of this article.

However, with the recent speech of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at the University of California, Berkeley, on Tuesday, a new debate has started – What is to be said on foreign soil and the limits of liberty as well as the fire lines to be observed by visiting leaders in power and leaders in opposition. There can't be two yard sticks to measure that grid line or indulgence.

The precedents have been set by Narendra Modi when soon after his victory rallies at foreign lands surrounded by sycophants and aspirants and loud chants of Modi Modi!

Extolling the new 'Bhumika' under his stewardship, Prime Minister Modi had claimed that India was today moving towards taking on a new global role and the world was welcoming it.

Those who are criticising Rahul Gandhi for his recent speech forgot what Mr Narendra Modi told in China:

"They would say' chhoro yaar, doob gaye, kuchh hoga nahi. Arre Bhagwan bachaye! Pata nahi pichhle janam mein kya paap kiye ki hum Hindustan mein paida ho gaye (We're sunk; nothing is possible. Gold help us! Don't know what sin we had committed in our past lives so that we were born in India)'.

Rahul's critics should realise that no one washes dirty linen of the house at the public square. That is what our elders have always taught us.

At San Jose, America, the Prime Minister took a swipe at the Congress chief's son-in-law, Robert Vadra and illustrated how his government had no graft charge while there were allegations of politicians and their families making crores of rupees before he came to power.

"In our country it doesn't take much for allegations to come up against politicians ... Someone made 50 crores, someone's son made 250 crores, daughter made 500 crores, damaad (son-in-law) made 1,000 crores," Modi said.

While attacking an Indian who was not present there to defend himself, he forgot to talk about Vyapam. The JD (U) leader KC Tyagi, who is now in Modi's pocket had reacted that time, saying he should never attack his country's Opposition on foreign lands. "Questions can also be raised as to why he does not stay with his mother."

And, Shri Arun Jaitley, who had lost in the general election, while addressing a conference of annual state tourism ministers once had said, "A law and order problem, one small incident of rape in Delhi advertised world over is enough to cost us millions of dollars in terms of lower tourism."

This answer to thoughtless scruple about 'how can a leader of the opposition go and slam the Prime Minister of India and say everything bad about the country, I don't know why he was ill-advised to expose himself in the US', I would say – people should check their backyard before snorting at the garden of neighbour.

It is old Right-wing ruse to paint the false picture of truth, denying that Narendra Modi has never slammed Indian politicians in front of foreign audience.

In Berkeley, California, Rahul Gandhi was addressing American students and not the Indian Diaspora. American students clapped at Berkeley University when discovered the tearing of the mask of 'false nationalism' with the realities of present India. It was like an awakening from the slumber – a reverie.

There is no harm in dynastic politics if the new leader is following the norms of democracy to the hilt. Abusing Rahul at hat score would be like flogging the dead horse. BJP has a soft belly, there also and I don't want to waste time for those insignificant non-entities.

However, the Congress is unmitigatedly a dynastic party just like some other regional parties. And just see the brilliance of Indian voters, who reduced the Congress party at par with regional parties by sending them to the 543 member Lok Sabha with just 45 seats in the 2014 general elections.

Rahul Gandhi doesn't realise how he has disgraced his party and the country on American soil by defending dynastic rule.

Cluttered with real accidents, monetary fiascos, foreign policy blunders and confusion to tackle the Kashmir issue and in the absence of any real achievement, what is left for this RSS/BJP troll is to criticise every move of Gandhi family.

Yes, the greatest prize for UP public today – 19 paisa loan waver. Aour Kuch Ummeed hai? Aour kuch chahiye.....Ek cup chaey!

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