A confusing vision

Does India deserve a prime minister who started the economic downturn when he went personally to Orissa to order the closure of a factory that could have made India the world's centre for aluminum production? Does India deserve a leader whose political ideas remain so mysterious and abstract that he thinks of this country as a beehive?

Rahul Gandhi himself has acknowledged often that he does not want to be a politician. So this could be the right time to make a career change. Let him marry a good woman, have children, travel and do all the things that being a politician in a country that is "not a country" appear to prevent him from doing. If his first address to the nation is anything to go by, politics is not for him. The very thought of him being India's interlocutor in the forums of the world is scary. What would other leaders make of his abstractions?

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