Rahul finds himself on a sticky wicket
Rahul Gandhi faced some uncomfortable questions when he went for an interactive session at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, the bastion of left-leaning students, on Tuesday.delhi Updated: Sep 30, 2009 17:37 IST
Rahul Gandhi faced some uncomfortable questions when he went for an interactive session at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, the bastion of left-leaning students, on Tuesday.
"Opposition first", said Rahul indicating towards some students who were holding black flags and shouting slogans to oppose his visit.
A student asked why the govt has given "huge subsidy" to corporate houses while the cost of higher education is going to increase according to the latest HRD circular.
"You seem be the follower of left-ideology," Rahul responded. "The UPA govt aims at distribution of growth, but the Left only talks of distribution. They have no way to grow."
To the discomfort of young Congress leader, a student said, "Rahul bhai, you are a real rajneta. You are speaking so much but answering nothing."
"Mr Gandhi, I am not here to ask you anything related to fake encounters in Manipur, 84 anti-sikh riots or farmers dying in Vidarbha. You talk of democratisation and participation. Please tell me who chose you as a leader," was a question from one of the students.
Rahul promptly replied that the questioner had not seen his capability. "I have three options, to sit quietly, to propagate the system or to question the system. I have chosen the last one".
At one stage, he said JNU students are considered intelligent but wondered why no one has asked him a question relating to long term benefits for the country.