The full text of the address by the Congress vice-president to top industrialists at a gathering of the CII at the CII Annual General Meeting and National Conference, 2013
RahulGandhi CII Speech by OutlookMagazine
This is just the transcript of the prepared speech that he read out from
Between 18:18 and 18:25 is when he can't find the bit he wants from his speech and says, "I have lost it".
And then the reference to Rani Ki Jhansi moment:
Girish the painter, or Girish the carpenter?
Once upon a beehive :::: Chetan Bhagat
Once upon a time there was a giant beehive. It was located on an ancient tree, situated amidst meadows and gardens filled with bright and colourful flowers.
The beehive had a queen bee, who along with some senior bees, had been chosen to run the hive---
And then it started. Slowly, all Government bees’ children, cousins, relatives, friends and well-wishers started stealing a bit of honey everyday from the reserves. They didn’t have to slave in the gardens all day anymore. The worker bees did notice the honey levels were not going up as expected. When some worker bees pointed this out, the Government just ordered everyone “to work harder and not be lazy”-
Over time, not only did honey levels fall, the discovery of new gardens stopped for the kids of worker bees. They remained idle and hungry. Sometimes, the queen bee tossed some scraps at the worker bees, and everyone praised the queen. However, the scraps were not enough.
“Who is stealing the honey?” one day, an influential worker bee finally said. The Government noticed the influential protesting bee was black. So, the Government said, “The brown bees are doing it.” Then, the Government called the brown bees, and told them, “We think the black bees are stealing all your hard work.”
Hungry and tired, the black and brown bees were filled with anger. They fought with each other. The Government bees enjoyed the distraction and continued to steal. As brown and black bees died and suffered, the Government tossed some more honey scraps. Worker bees praised the queen again '
When are you going to call it a day, Boss ?
Instead of this rehearsed speech, Rahul Gandhi can do well if he can tell us what he has done to improve the life of a common man in Amethi. We hope to hear it in his next month's address to the nation. Meantime he can enjoy his vacation partying and skipping parliament sessions.
>>A mature and inspiring speech!
The most inspiring theme of his speech was "not going to happen, boss". His speech does nothing but makes excuses for non-governance and incompetence of Manmohan SIngh. Predictably, some people still find his speech inspiring.
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