Press Esc to close
Saturday 31 January 2015
News updated at 2:54 AM IST
Weather
Max: 28°C
Min : 17°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

PM dream, wedding plans 'all smoke': Rahul

New Delhi, April 4 , 2013 DHNS

‘Will give voice to all sections of people’

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi interacts with Mithu Jana after honouring her with CII Woman Exemplar Award in health category during the CII Annual General Meeting in New Delhi on Thursday. PTI

Rahul Gandhi on Thursday dismissed as ''irrelevant'' and ''all smoke'' speculations about his wedding plans and prime ministerial ambitions, stating that the focus of national discourse should rather be on giving voice to all sections of people.

In a veiled reference to talks about him lacking interest in becoming prime minister and getting married, the Congress vice president charged both media and “people” with discussing about “individuals” only instead of “the real things”.

“I got press guys asking when you are getting married. Somebody else saying, boss, when are you going to be the prime minister. Somebody saying, no you are not going to be prime minister. Somebody say, may be you will be prime minister. There is good possibility. It is like the American polling charts. 47.3 per cent of possibility that he might be prime minister,” he said at the annual meeting of the Confederation of Indian Industry here.

“These are irrelevant questions. It’s all smoke. The only relevant question in this country is how we can give our people voice,” he added.

Gandhi said he was neither a “hard-nosed” politician nor wanted to become one, saying it would be “sad” if he did so.

Expressing his “frustration” over such discourse, Rahul suggested that it was time for both media and people to move from such debate.

“I get frustrated. I read the newspapers. It’s all about a person. It is never about the voice of the people. It is not about the system. It can’t be about a person,” he rued.

Reiterating his commitment to give voice to all the sections of people in the country, Gandhi ascribed his advent into politics as “an accident of fate” and “DNA” linkage with the Nehru-Gandhi family.  “It is an accident of fate. I happen to come from a chain of persons. I have been put in a situation. Boss you have to do it,” he said.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A visitor takes a 'selfie' in front of an exhibit titled 'Circle Uncircled' by artist Rahul Kumar...

A visitor takes a 'selfie' in front of an exhibit titled 'Circle Uncircled' by artist Rahul Kumar...

A tightrope walker is silhouetted against the setting sun as she holds a balancing pole...

A tightrope walker is silhouetted against the setting sun as she holds a balancing pole...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his death...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his death...

President Pranab Mukherjee paying tributes to father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi...

President Pranab Mukherjee paying tributes to father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi...

Lawyers stop a train at Moradabad Railway Station on Friday during a protest demanding...

Lawyers stop a train at Moradabad Railway Station on Friday during a protest demanding...

An elderly woman and a boy stand outside their house with walls damaged in alleged firing from...

An elderly woman and a boy stand outside their house with walls damaged in alleged firing from...

New recruits of the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) take oath during a graduation ceremony...

New recruits of the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) take oath during a graduation ceremony...

A groom leads his horse in the equine pool after working out on the track, during early morning...

A groom leads his horse in the equine pool after working out on the track, during early morning...

A handler bathes a horse after a training session ahead of the Indian Derby in Mumbai...

A handler bathes a horse after a training session ahead of the Indian Derby in Mumbai...

Ladakhi women offering prayers during the inauguration of traditional Buddhist prayer...

Ladakhi women offering prayers during the inauguration of traditional Buddhist prayer...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523