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Membership over, Rahul, Priyanka set for politics

January 23, 2004 10:30 IST

Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra took the first step towards active politics by becoming primary members of the Congress party.

Political circles see the move as paving the way for the duo's entry into formal politics. There has been a clamour for 'new blood', a euphemism for Priyanka and Rahul, after the party's drubbing in the recently concluded assembly polls.

In his reaction, party spokesman described the two, children of Sonia Gandhi, as an 'integral part' of the Congress.

Slamming the Bharatiya Janata Party for accusing the Congress of encouraging 'dynastic culture', Sharma said, "Thirteen years after the martyrdom of their father Rajiv Gandhi and 20 years after their grandmother Indira Gandhi sacrificed her life for the country, a mere tour of the constituency of Mrs Sonia Gandhi by her two children has unnerved the party which is confident of winning 300 seats in the Lok Sabha polls."

Sharma said he would be 'grateful' if the 'collective" leadership of the BJP and Sangh Parivar' could name a family or a leader who had contributed more to the country's freedom struggle than the Nehru-Gandhi family. He also said the Parivar did not play a 'supportive' role in the Independence movement.


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Number of User Comments: 6

Sub: TO Mr. Sharma

Well, thanks for that wonderful response Mr. Spokesman. This voices the perfect mindset of every individual thats part of the congress parivar run by the ...

Posted by Ravi

Sub: Rahul/ Priyanka's Formal Entry In To Congress

There is nothing to criticise their formal entry into any party; if they can contribute, that would be beneficial for the country. But at the ...

Posted by S. P. Mitra

Sub: The Only Parivar Which ruled India

Mr. Sharma, I think you might be right. Nehru - Gandhi is the only parivar which has sacrificied for the Freedom of this country. But ...

Posted by Jetan Gupta

Sub: Pawarji Beware!

Sir, Bringing in Rahul and Priyanka into the Party is a plan to silence people like Pawarji in a later stage. It wont be a ...

Posted by Athradi Suresh Hegde, Bangalore

Sub: Just contributing to independence is not enough...

Just contributing to independence is not enough, 56 years have passed and we can see the current status of country. How long are we going ...

Posted by G


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