Never mind that they did not find a place in the government. As I mentioned in a comment earlier, Rahul Gandhi should have put himself to test with a cabinet berth.
The media ought to at least up their knowledge a bit before they shoot their mouths off.
What is a Young Turk? Simple dictionary meanings are here:
- A member of a Turkish reformist and nationalist political party active in the early 20th century.
- A young progressive or insurgent member of an institution, movement, or political party.
- A young person who rebels against authority or societal expectations.
Do these men fit into any category? Don’t hang on to the word 'progressive' because these people need to be tested on that count. How can they rebel against authority when they are the authority?
I was shocked to read this:
Under Rahul Gandhi’s guidance, the Youth Congress is turning target-oriented and adhocism-free by suggesting that those who enrol between 5,000 and 10,000 members stand a good chance to be nominated for an assembly election.
This is like encounter killings – your promotion depends on your hit rate. Or like insurance agents.
The report also states:
Rahul Gandhi has asked his team of Young Turks not to dream of being in the government at least for six months and to devote their energies to the recruitment of fresh blood across the country.
Do you realise what this means? That after six months of meeting their targets, they can start hustling? It also means they could prove to be worse than the opposition parties and demand their pound of flesh.
What happened to the committed youth who were ready to ‘Jaago re’?
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I have covered the stupidity of this before, but last night on TV they had these people talking about how we should not rubbish the dynasty…after all, we have instances of musicians’ children becoming musicians…
Haan, but a tabalchi’s son will bang on the tablas; a sitarist’s daughter will pull other strings.
An actor’s son will capitalise on papa/mama’s skills before the camera.
A businessman’s beta or beti will inherit wealth and change the décor in the office to make it look more hip.
That’s it. They won’t really mess around with the country. Though, bad musicians and actors can be a huge pain. But you just don’t pay to watch them.
Do you have a choice with these Young Tharkis?
Rahul Gandhi said he wants to change the way politics is conducted in our country. Not a chance. Sorry. You started on the wrong foot.
Go send this young blood to first donate blood. Get doctors in the remote villages. Electricity. Water. Literacy. These young people must be brought together to do these things rather than bribing people to join the party so that they can get more power and sit like satraps and continue with the same things. Prune the lawns, but there will still be weeds. By changing the curtains you do not alter the window or the way you look through it.
Just as wearing a Che Guevara T-shirt does not make anyone a revolutionary. Nice try, though.