Reaching Out Like Rajiv
Like his father, Rahul is a reluctant politician. Rajiv Gandhi was inducted in 1980 after his brother’s death and then rushed into the PM’s chair in 1984 after his mother’s assassination. Rahul, who first joined politics in 2004, has had a decade of grooming. But unlike Rajiv, he doesn’t flash a winning smile often enough.
CHALLENGE Can the ‘ crusader for public good’ shed the image of being disconnected from people?