Rare video: Rahul Gandhi gets a lesson from his grandmother

Rahul is now on the cusp of taking over as the chief of the Indian National Congress, which is arguably going through the lowest point in its history.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 8, 2016 12:00 pm
"Prime Minister Indira Gandhi along with Sons Rajiv Gandhi, Sanjay Gandhi and daughter in law Sonia Gandhi with grandchildren Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi." *** Local Caption *** "Prime Minister Indira Gandhi along with Sons Rajiv Gandhi, Sanjay Gandhi and daughter in law Sonia Gandhi with grandchildren Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi. Express archive photo" Prime Minister Indira Gandhi along with Sons Rajiv Gandhi, Sanjay Gandhi and daughter in law Sonia Gandhi with grandchildren Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi. (Express archive photo)

This is one video of Rahul Gandhi India hasn’t really seen before. In a rare video that has surfaced on the Internet, former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is seen telling her grandchildren, Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi, the importance of consuming food at the right time. In the candid video, Indira can be seen asking the current vice-president of Congress how he will become bigger and stronger if doesn’t eat properly.

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Rahul is the grandson of Indira, who served as Prime Minister from 1966 to 1977 and then again from 1980 until her assassination in 1984. She was the second longest-serving PM after her father Jawaharlal Nehru. Indira was also the first and to date the only female prime minister of India. She was assassinated after she ordered the storming of the Golden Temple in Amritsar under Operation Bluestar to counter the Punjab insurgency. On October 31, 1984, two of her Sikh bodyguards shot her with their service weapons at the Prime Minister’s residence.

Rahul’s father Rajiv Gandhi was also assassinated in 1991 by the LTTE. He had earlier been instrumental is sending the Indian Peace Keeping force to Sri Lanka to restore peace in the strife torn island.

Indira earned the sobriquet of India’s ‘Iron Lady’ because of her dynamic stewardship and tough policies. Under her tutelage, India ushered an era of expansion in the agricultural sector that led to the country’s self-sufficiency in food grain production. She was equally praised for her success in the Pakistan war, which resulted in the creation of Bangladesh in 1971. However, she is widely criticised for her authoritarian policies, most prominently a 21-month state of emergency imposed on the nation which curbed the constitutional rights of citizens. This even led to her ouster after serving three terms.

Rahul is now on the cusp of taking over as the chief of the Indian National Congress, which is arguably going through the lowest point in its history. While he has been in the shadows of his mother Sonia Gandhi for well over a decade, her ailments seems to be pushing him to take over the top post.

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    Bhagavath B S
    Nov 7, 2016 at 3:48 pm
    playing this video Rahul get simpathy and become CONGRESS president ship,?
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      Aditya
      Nov 7, 2016 at 11:12 pm
      What is this IE?
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        Dev Verma
        Nov 7, 2016 at 4:58 pm
        Jai ho Indian express...kiya is ulloo ko bar bar dikha rahey ho...If he had a brain to learn something from Indira hi should have read few books to get some knowledge but he seems happy with the company of jokers and chamcha's... will never ever succeed in life this family don't stand behind what they do instead blaming others for nuisance they have created in India.
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          Dev Verma
          Nov 7, 2016 at 5:05 pm
          O'sumanji ...thoda ghungut utha key..dia is shining in all field where as you guys are still on bullcart and ranting rahul,rahul...nobody knows rahul he's born with liability on India and perhaps the world as a w. Nikumma and kaamchor..
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            Sunil Sharma
            Nov 7, 2016 at 6:41 pm
            Our Late PM Mrs INDIRA HIJI was an extra ordinary PM. Brave , tough and STRONG WILL person 1971 she decided to free EAST STAN from stan and SET IT FREE and created SONA BANGLA now BANGLA DESH. WE HAVE PEACE on the Eastern Front .lt;br/gt;She Order General Manekshaw the Chief of the Army to Capture and free East stan. WHICH SHE DID DESPITE THE US president Richard Nixon tried hard to SCARE HER by sending an Air Craft carrier to Indian Ocean.lt;br/gt;Gen Manekshaw caputured 91,000 thousand stani Soldiers, Officers and High ranking Generals.lt;br/gt;BUT humble she was She did not take credit nor did BLOW HER TRUMPET , as the current one is doing on his "GREATEST SURGICAL STRIKE in the history of wars BY Dr N. modiji . He has claimed that His SURGIAL STRIKE IS Even better than the Israel Defense Force under Gen Moshe Dayan, Ariel Sharon or Gen Ehud Barakh.lt;br/gt;Mrs Indira hiji Gave us peace on the Eastern Front and created the "GREEN REVOLUTION" which till this date INDIA have gained producing food for our selves and NOT DEPENDING ON FOOD CHARITY or IMPORTS.lt;br/gt;LONG LIVE Mrs INDIRA HIJI. SHE WAS MADE OF STRONG STEEL "ORIGINAL MADE IN INDIA STEEL" unlike these current darpook. Who surrendered part of Kargil and Set the Terrorist free on free Plan Flight with they Minister escorting the terrorist to FREEDOM.lt;br/gt;HAI RAM. JAI MAHATAMA HIJI , Jai Indira hiji
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              Satnaam
              Nov 7, 2016 at 4:26 pm
              Great Sight, Indeed. The Iron Lady of India sharing her thoughts. What a family. Can never ignore their sacrifices. Take a bow!
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                Ramakrishna Jaladi
                Nov 7, 2016 at 3:23 pm
                Perhaps allpolitical parties whether it is a national or regional except the BJP are one family party. Congress main interest is hi family, BSP in Mayavatiji, SP in Yadav family, Sivasena........voters wake up..... I think, pl excuse me if I hurt you, all these happened due to Mahatma hiji who put his wait and his influence to words Nehrue
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                  Kiran Kumar
                  Nov 7, 2016 at 11:45 pm
                  I spit on this family... thuuuuu
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