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POSTED BY Buzz ON Feb 22, 2012 AT 23:30 IST ,  Edited At: Feb 22, 2012 23:30 IST

Rohit Pradhan in rediff:

Sure, it appears that Rahul Gandhi believes fervently in redistributionist policies, but what exactly are his economic policies?

Indeed, is there any discernible difference between the economic agendas of Rahul Gandhi and Mayawati? Or Uma Bharti, for that matter?

Rahul Gandhi's performance as a political leader is perhaps the most disappointing because unlike the Jaitleys and Swarajs he faces no internal challenges.

He can force the Congress to get rid of its old socialist baggage and become a truly secular and forward looking political formation. Instead, he has confused minority communalism with secularism and entitlements with development.

In India, affiliation to a storied family name and being of certain age almost automatically confers on dynasts the title of 'youth icon.' Rahul Gandhi is a youth icon, we are told. So is apparently Akhilesh Yadav. But to his credit Yadav at least has attempted to move the Samajwadi Party away from an era of openly hobnobbing with criminals and encouraging goonda raj.

In contrast, with Rahul Gandhi at helm, the Congress is rapidly and happily riding and embracing the past.

Read the full article at rediff: Rahul is too busy now to worry about India's future

 

POSTED BY Buzz ON Feb 22, 2012 AT 23:30 IST ,  Edited At: Feb 22, 2012 23:30 IST
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@ Zafar India will vote for such chanes

In Mandsore in MP for once where Yuvraaj ave ticket to Meenakshi Natarajan ( a tam lady in traditional rajsthani belt) she defeated 7 times MP (who was honest but incompetent) of BJP

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anshul
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12/D-43
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Apparently, the picture in the article is during Rahul Gandhi’s UP campaign when he was giving a speech about election promises made by other parties. While claiming promises made all parties are emptly, in a dramatic move he tears the paper which is understood to have list of so called promises made by other parties. However, later on it was found out that the paper contained names of congress party members. And third in the list was Sonia Verma's husband's name RPN Singh. Such comedy, but you have mainstream media largely ignoring it. Yet stuck pigs yearn for 'balance'!

RSM
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11/D-39
Feb 23, 2012
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>>What about those who confuse secularism with anti-minority communalism? Does "BLOGS" ever publish articles that balance each other?

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RSM
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