Like his potential rival Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi has shied away from taking questions from the public, and the media. He’s given only one recorded interview, addressed a few press conferences, and has generally preferred dispensing off-the-record briefings to select editors. Now, as the country digests the aftermath of the UP election debacle for the Congress, there are many questions Rahul must answer. For starters, here are 25.
- Mr Gandhi, while taking token responsibility for the Congress party’s performance in the Uttar Pradesh elections, you said "organisationally we are not where we should be” and that the party’s “fundamentals” are weak. After two years touring the heartland, whose responsibility is that?
- On what grounds should we consider you a “leader of the future” when despite having a free hand to run the Congress, an all-India party with considerable pedigree, you can’t get it in shape to make a mark (forget winning) even in one state election?