You are scheduled to meet President Pratibha Patil, PM Manmohan Singh and others leaders here. What will be your message to them?India is the largest democracy in the world and we expect more support from India in the Arab uprising … This country has given us our biggest source of inspiration: Mahatma Gandhi. We are following his path of non-violence.
Post-revolution, the Arab countries have seen the Islamist parties come to power. How do you see this?I am not afraid of Islamist parties coming to power. Now there is a space for different parties to participate in the democratic process. I would have been scared if these Islamists didn't participate in the government formations. That could have given rise to terror activities or other forms of extremisms.
How do you see the West's role in the Arab Spring? Do you support the Nato strikes? No, no. I don't support bombings and killing of civilians. But the West must support the people's aspirations in the Arab World. It has to do its bit.
What will be your future role?I will remain with the people. I will not take any government position.
So, you want to be like Sonia Gandhi? Yes, yes. Sonia Gandhi (laughs).