oppn parties Rahul Gandhi Is Becoming A Habitual Offender

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  • University vice-chancellors in West Bengal decide not to hold final-year examinations despite UGC prod, will instead go by the state government advised 80-20 formula where 80% will be marked on performance in past semesters and 20% on internal assessments in the final semester
  • The Centre wants the ITI and other top Indian firms to bid for 5G as Chinese firms Huawei and ZTE are not likely to be allowed to participate
  • India and China agree on total disengagement to return to peace ahead of the next round of military talks
  • The Supreme Court allows delivery of summons and notices via WhatsApp and email, but questions remain on proof of actual receipt
  • National Investigation Agency says the proceeds from the Kerala gold smuggling case could have been used for terrorist activities
  • Four Maoists shot dead in Valmiki Tiger Reserve in Bihar
  • Despite localized lockdown, Covid cases continue to rise at an alarming rate in West Bengal. Newer areas brought under containment zones in Kolkata
  • ICSE, ISC results declared, Average scores in the English paper, 20% lower this year than the average in most years, pulls down the aggregate for most candidates
  • IIP contracts by 35% in May. Manufacturing goes down by 39.3%
  • Row erupts over CBSE's decision to reduce the syllabus by 30% this academic year due to the disruption caused by the pandemic. Experts say several lessons that the ruling dispensation does not like are being removed
  • Gangster Vikas Dubey's nephew killed in an encounter by UP police who also pick up his key aide Raju Khullar and his son Adarsh
  • MHA sets up an inter-ministerial committee to probe the alleged financial misdeeds of three trusts linked to the Gandhi family
  • Actor Jagdeep, most famous for his Soorma Bhopali act in Sholay, passes away
  • Pakistan says Kulbhushan Jadhav has declined to file a review petition and will stick to his mercy plea. India calls it a farce
  • India to keep a strict vigil to confirm that the Chinese are abiding by the deal on the pullback at the LAC
The plot thickens in Rajasthan. Sachin Pilot removed as deputy chief minister and PCC chief. His loyalists dropped as ministers.
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Rahul Gandhi Is Becoming A Habitual Offender

By Linus Garg
First publised on 2019-04-20 19:13:30

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Sunil Garodia Linus tackles things head-on. He takes sides in his analysis and it fits excellently with our editorial policy. No 'maybe's' and 'allegedly' for him, only things in black and white.
There has been a lot of talk in the last few days regarding hate speeches. But it should be recognized that hate speeches are not only against religion, caste, community or even profession. Rahul Gandhi has redefined the meaning of hate to include that against a person’s surname too. Why do all thieves have Modi in their names (referring to Narendra Modi, Nirav Modi and Lalit Modi), Rahul asked, thereby branding all Modis across the world as thieves. Mr Gandhi now thinks that he is very smart and has a connect with the younger voters. His spin doctors, therefore, write lines for him that they think will attract these voters. But they have failed to realize that mouthing lines is one thing and knowing when and how to use them another.

Rahul has made much of the punch line chowkidar chor hai. But when he used it recently in the context of a Supreme Court judgment (without understanding what the court had said), he landed in trouble. His ‘all Modis are thieves’ line is also going to land him in a soup. There are lakhs of people with the Modi surname across the world. They are mainly from the Marwari and Gujarati communities. Some are ordinary people while others are doctors, engineers, artists and entrepreneurs. They have obviously taken strong exception to Rahul’s remark. Rahul has hurt their sentiments and shamed them. He should apologize.

At pains to rectify her brothers’ pappu image, Priyanka Vadra said at a rally in Wayanad recently that her brother is very different from how he is being portrayed. While the point is taken, one would like to tell her that he is even worse than that. He always says that those targeting him are stooping low and he will not descend to their level. But his comments show he has stooped even lower.