Booklets claiming to reveal real identity of Sonia, Rahul Gandhi surface in Amethi

Rahul is expected to arrive in Amethi for the final leg of the campaign, and stay until Sunday evening.

Written by Maulshree Seth | Amethi | Updated: May 3, 2014 8:10 am

Five days before polling in Amethi, two 16-page booklets, titled Rahul ki Ravanlila and Sonia ki barbarta evam saazish have surfaced across the constituency where Rahul Gandhi is seeking re-election.

The booklets, published by “Sanskriti Rakshak Sangh”, claim to reveal the “real identity of the Gandhi family”, and contain pictures of Sonia, Rahul and Priyanka in western attire, juxtaposed with those of “the way they dress in Rae Bareli and Amethi”.

The pictures of Sonia are of a time when she was much younger. The booklets also talk of the “Italian names of Rahul and Sonia”.
Priyanka Vadra, who was campaigning for Rahul in the Musafirkhana area of Amethi on Friday, said, “Prachaar ka sthar bahut gir chuka hai. Beech raat mein gandi-gandi pustakein phenk ke bhaag jaa rahein hain. Itna jhooth… Itna jhooth (The level of campaigning has fallen really low. They are dumping dirty books secretly in the middle of the night. Such lies,  such lies…)”.

Priyanka challenged the Congress’s opponents to come out in the open with their attacks. “This is an election. Say what you have to directly and openly, and if you cannot do that, you are cowards… You cannot even distribute books openly; you are dumping  them secretly,” she said.

“Jo kehna hai seedhe kahiye. Khul ke bolo. Agar khulke nahin bol sakte toh tum mein hi kuchh kami hogi.” She told the crowd at Musafirkhana that the politics of Rahul was different from that of his opponents.

“Yeh chaley jayenge… hum aise nahin hain. Bachpan se aate rahein hain, aur budhapey tak aatey rahenge (They will leave, but we won’t. We have been coming to you since we were children, and we will continue to come to you even when we are old.).” Speaking about “lies” and “truth”, the booklet on Rahul begins: “Kaun hai Rahul Gandhi? (Who is Rahul Gandhi?)”

It says, “Rahul Gandhi is a false name, the real name is Raul Vinci.” Rahul, it alleges without giving any evidence, had “illicit relations”, and was “caught in America with an Italian passport”. Rahul has an “anti-Hindutva mindset”, the pamphlet says, alongside alleged extracts from reports in newspapers, magazines and online journals. The booklet also targets Priyanka and her husband Robert Vadra.

On Friday, as the controversy raged, Amit Shah, the close aide of the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, arrived in Amethi. He held meetings with party workers and local leaders, who repeatedly asked him whether Modi would visit Amethi. Rahul is expected to arrive in Amethi for the final leg of the campaign, and stay until Sunday evening.

 

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    dr.chandra
    Mar 7, 2015 at 7:08 pm
    somany hi rats are flying in indian poli-trick arena- we need more cats to fight against this-- G- rats
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    APPAN VARMA
    May 3, 2014 at 2:12 pm
    thwhy this big loud noise - we all know that Sonia by virtue of marrying an indian is a indian and her children are indians.Feroz hi by being a Parsi or of some other religion can say that his children are not hindus while Indira Nehru can say that they are Hindus.The net has so many stories on the his , the father and mother of Sonia etc which partly seems to have been brought in the leaflet .Check on the " family of Sonia ; sonias father , mother" etc and you get some facts which may be false or true.
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    asawari d
    May 3, 2014 at 3:01 am
    how are you?
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    ahirwan
    May 3, 2014 at 10:02 am
    Literature such as this could only be described as 'TRASH'. Shameless act of mud slinging that is an utterly deable slander, punishable under law. The writer should go and hang itself.
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    Charlie H
    May 3, 2014 at 12:13 am
    End of hi legacy. Wasn't hi a aged bald spectacle wearing poor and dark skinned ordinary Father of INDIA. Who were these people????
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    Diva
    May 3, 2014 at 9:21 am
    In 1977, Bhutto's wife Nusrat and daughter Ber's similar photos were published and distributed in identical way before general election! Want to know who did such deable cowardice work - Yes the patriots and nationalists just like RSS and BJP - Rightwing stani political parties.
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    Dharam pal
    May 3, 2014 at 12:42 pm
    I agree with Priyanka that who has this information should come out openly. But it is a fact that hi's have never been able to come out clean. Her own marriage to Vadra and Sonie sticking to her Italian citizenship for long are facts which indicates duplicity.. Our people with their broad outlook have borne everything as a regard for Elder Nehru.s.
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    Tibal
    May 2, 2014 at 6:15 pm
    Times up for hi Family in indian politics. Welcome regional politics era in india.
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