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Don't call me Yuvraj, it is insulting: Rahul Gandhi

Santosh K Joy in Kankera (Chhattisgarh) | April 26, 2008 17:19 IST
Last Updated: April 26, 2008 18:33 IST

Hitting back at political opponents, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi [Images] on Saturday said that the term 'Yuvraj' used for him was insulting.

The 39-year-old Congress scion also took exception to being projected as the future Prime Minister, saying he supports incumbent Manmohan Singh [Images], whom he described as most capable.

"I feel the word 'Yuvraj' is insulting. India is a democratic country and this word has no meaning today," Gandhi said.

His political opponents, especially Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, describe Gandhi as a 'Yuvraj' while attacking him.

The description of Gandhi as the 'Yuvraj' of the common man by Congress member E M Sudarsana Natchiappan also sparked off an uproar in the Rajya Sabha on April 21, with the Bharatiya Janata Party objecting to the use of the term and terming it as a blot on democracy. 

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