Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi

Who is Rahul Gandhi?

Rahul Gandhi is an  Indian Politician from a family of political significance,” Nehru-Gandhi family. He is the president of the Indian National Congress and also serves as the chairperson of the Indian Youth Congress and the National Students Union of India. A Member of Parliament, Rahul represents Amethi Constituency in Lok Sabha.

How was Rahul Gandhi early life?

Born on 19 June 1970, Rahul Gandhi spent his early childhood between Delhi, the political center of India, and Dehradun, a town nestled in the valley between the Himalayas and Shivaliks. He began his undergraduate career at Delhi’s St. Stephen’s College before moving to Harvard University in the USA. In his second year, Rahul transferred to Rollins College in Florida due to security threats following his father’s, the late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s, assassination. Rahul Gandhi graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1994. The year after, he obtained his M. Phil from Trinity College, Cambridge. Rahul began his professional career with the Monitor Group, a management consulting firm based out of London - he was adamant on creating a professional career before joining politics. He soon returned to India and set up his own technology consultancy in Mumbai, where he led his team as the Director. The influence of his work in the management and technology sector is apparent in his political leanings. Rahul has always been a strong proponent of harnessing the scale and dexterity that technology can lend while amplifying the power of India’s greatest asset her citizens.

How did Rahul Gandhi gain a public majority?

Through his life, Rahul Gandhi has always been the strongest proponent of politics of purpose. Over the years, he has lent his voice to a number of issues but has always remained focused on propagating non-violence, equality, and justice. He has imbibed these virtues through a lifelong tryst with Indian politics and history and has developed a keen understanding of the Indian social fabric. Having experienced the pain of losing both his father and grandmother to acts of violence and hatred, Rahul Gandhi has always been a champion of Gandhian philosophies of ahimsa and truth. Rahul Gandhi in 2004, chose to firmly stand from his father’s constituency and continue the legacy of serving the people of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. He must have done for what he stands for and as a result, he was able to win his first election with an overwhelming margin of 2,90,853 votes that testifies the faith placed by the people of his constituency in him. Through the ebbs and flows of a decade-long political career, Rahul has held true to the very principles that won him the hearts of the people in his very first election. In 2013, Rahul Gandhi was elected as the Vice-President of the Congress Party. Within the Congress party, Rahul Gandhi played the key role of channeling the party along the lines of Congress’ core principles. He tirelessly worked to democratize the student wing and youth wing of the Congress party and ensured a breath of fresh air entered the grand old party by encouraging young leaders to take up leadership positions. His pivotal role in shaping the party along with Congress’ core values over his political career earned him the post of President of the Congress Party in 2017. Under Rahul Gandhi’s guidance, the Congress Party has once again emerged as the voice of the nation. As the President of the Opposition party, Rahul Gandhi has played a key role in raising the demands of various stakeholders of the country. He has championed the rights of the poor the marginalized. He has led the battle against the ruling government on poorly implemented policies such as Demonetisation, Aadhar, Net Neutrality, GST and more. The vision of Rahul Gandhi and his strategy to fight the democratic battle with love and unity is what makes the Congress Party the true representative of a united India. Going forward, he aims to put these principles into action by creating systems that provide India’s citizens with the tools and opportunities they need to reach their full potential. So With all these qualities and contributions he has laid so far demands to bestow him as a good politician.

When did Rahul Gandhi enter politics?

In March 2014, Rahul marked his entry into politics by contesting the 2004 Lok Sabha elections for the first time from Amethi Constituency, Uttar Pradesh. He portrayed himself as the uniter of the country in his first interview with the foreign media. Rahul won the Lok Sabha elections with a victory margin of over  100,000 votes. On 24 September 2007, Rahul was appointed as the  General Secretary of All India Congress Committee; later, gained the charge of National Student Union of India and Indian Youth Congress.  In 2009 Lok Sabha elections, Rahul retained his Amethi seat by defeating his rival by a huge margin. Then, in January 2013, Gandhi was appointed as the vice-president of the Indian National Congress. In 2014 General Elections, Rahul again defeated his opponent, Smriti Irani, to retain his  Lok Sabha seat from the   Amethi Constituency. On 11 December 2017, Rahul was elected as the   President of the Indian National Congress.

How about Rahul Gandhi personal life?

Rahul Gandhi was born in a Hindu Dattatreya family and identifies himself as a   Kashmiri Brahmin.  He is the son of Late Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India and Italy-born Sonia Gandhi, former UPA President. Rahul is the grandson of Indira Gandhi and Feroze Gandhi. His paternal uncle, Late Sanjay Gandhi, was also a politician. His aunt, Maneka Gandhi, and cousin, Varun Gandhi, are leading politicians in the Bhartiya Janta Party. He is an elder brother to Priyanka Vadra who is married to Robert Vadra (a businessman). Rahul allegedly dated a Spanish architect, Veronique Cartelli, from Venezuela; whom he met while studying in England. Later, he was reported to be dating  Noal Zaher, the princess of Afgan. 

Does Rahul Gandhi have any controversies?

According to the records, he does have a fair amount of controversies like:

• In December 2010, he was criticized for his comment that  Hindu extremism is more dangerous than Islamic militancy.

• In February 2014, he was criticized when his college certificate name and date did not match with what he had claimed.

• In October 2012, he faced allegation for raping a girl in Uttar Pradesh along with his friends. Later, the charge was however dropped by the Supreme Court.

• In August 2013, he was criticized for his statement that poverty is only a "state of mind

• In May 2011, Uttar Pradesh Police arrested him for protesting against a highway project along with farmers at Bhatta Parsaul village.

• He was also charged for the corruptions in the National Herald Case.

• During the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, he had to regret over his comment about Prime Minister Narendra Modi that "even the Supreme Court 

has accepted that Chowkidar Chor Hai."

What does Rahul Gandhi do apart from politics?

Beyond politcs, Gandhi is associated with Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund, Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Trust and Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust and Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust. Also, he runs a non-profit eye care provider in Uttar Pradesh. 

What was Rahul Gandhi doing before entering politics?

Prior to politics, Rahul Gandhi worked at the Monitor Group, a management consulting firm, in London. (1996) and later, he was appointed as one of the directors of Mumbai-based technology outsourcing firm Backops Services Private Ltd.(2002).

Is Rahul Gandhi married?

He is still unmarried however there are rumors out that Rahul allegedly dated a Spanish architect, Veronique Cartelli, from Venezuela; whom he met while studying in England. Later, he was reported to be dating  Noal Zaher, the princess of Afgan. 

Who are Rahul Gandhi parents?

Son of former Indian Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi, grandson of Indira Gandhi and great-grandson of Jawaharlal Nehru.

Where was Rahul Gandhi born?

He was born Born on 19 June 1970, New Delhi, India.

How much is Rahul Gandhi's Net Worth?

With a net worth of around 15 Crores (as in 2019), Rahul Gandhi gets paid around 1 Lakh as a Member of Parliament and is also entitled to various other allowances. His income for the financial year 2017-2018 was 1.11 crore. Rahul Gandhi owns movable assets of 5.80 crores in form of  333.3 grams of gold, 5.19 crore worth bonds, debentures, and shares,  17.93 lakh bank balance, and  40,000 as cash in hand. He also owns immovable assets worth  10.08 crore which consists of an inherited farm in Sultanpur Village in Delhi and two office spaces in Gurugram.

How does Rahul Gandhi look like?

He stands 5ft. 7inch and has weight around 70 kg. He has got Dark Brown eyes and hair. His zodiac sign is Gemini.

Rahul Gandhi
Quick Facts of Rahul Gandhi
Celebrated Name Rahul Gandhi
Age 50 years old
Nick Name Rahul Gandhi
Birth Name Rahul Gandhi
Birth Date 1970-06-19
Gender Male
Profession Politician
Birth Nation India
Nationality Indian
Place of Birth Delhi, India
Ethnicity Asian
Religion Hinduism
Horoscope Gemini
Education Trinity College, Cambridge
Father Rajiv Gandhi
Mother Sonia Gandhi
Siblings 1
Sister Priyanka Gandhi
Height 5 ft 7 in
Weight 70 Kg
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Net Worth 15 Crore
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