Delhi Confidential: Faux Pas

At one point, while arguing that dynasties are a fact of life in India, Rahul Gandhi referred to Akhilesh Yadav, M K Stalin, Anurag Thakur, Abhishek Bachchan, the Ambani family and, surprisingly, IT major Infosys.

By: Express News Service | Published: September 13, 2017 4:27 am
The Silicon Valley reception hosted for Rahul Gandhi by venture capitalist Sanjay Subhedar saw industry captains, senators and Congressmen in attendance.

During his interaction with students at the University of California, Berkeley, Rahul Gandhi made some mistakes that lit up the social media. Talking about empowering members of Parliament, the Lok Sabha MP said the lower house has 546 members. At one point, while arguing that dynasties are a fact of life in India, he referred to Akhilesh Yadav, M K Stalin, Anurag Thakur, Abhishek Bachchan, the Ambani family and, surprisingly, IT major Infosys.

Heated Up

The court of Justice S A Bobde and L N Rao witnessed loud and heated exchanges between senior counsel Dushyant Dave and Vikas Singh in a matter related to MBBS admission to three medical colleges in Kerala. Dave, appearing for one of the colleges, accused Singh, who represented the Medical Council of India, of “forum shopping”, forcing the latter to retort. An upset Justice Bobde finally had to warn both sides: “You are acting as if there is no one sitting in the court… we don’t want arguments above a certain decibel.”

Manhattan Senator

The Silicon Valley reception hosted for Rahul Gandhi by venture capitalist Sanjay Subhedar saw industry captains, senators and Congressmen in attendance. It also saw Milind Deora stepping into his late father’s shoes. Milind has inherited and nurtured a vast network of friends his father Murli Deora had created in the US. One Senator recalled Sonia Gandhi’s visit to New York and Washington DC that Deora senior had arranged. Recalling his meeting with Sonia at the Council for Foreign Relations, he told Rahul that “we are not just overseas friends of the Congress but overseas friends of the Deora family”. An Indian academic pitched in, saying former minister Jaswant Singh had once called Deora senior the senator from Manhattan in Parliament.

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    Dev Verma
    Sep 13, 2017 at 9:19 pm
    A strong message to famous educational ins utions to invite only people who keeps knowledge and proper education. A spoon fed person like Rahul Gandhi is no match to be allowed to lecture where as he doesn't differentiate between politics and business hence next time don't call any ULLU from congress. They really feel they are dynast where as his g mother Indira Gnadhi ended all dynast in India during her rule. Gandhi family is being challanged by a one person named samriti Irani whom they called illitarte, I think all Sonia,Rahul,Priyanka and that mango man should go and debate with her and comment.
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    1. Suman Gadhok
      Sep 13, 2017 at 11:57 am
      A lesson for the Anglo loving elite of India. Your time is finished. For 70 years you have controlled a narrative about India in which you and your children were the king pins. Rahul Gandhi is a living example of s you have left behind to malign the country. Thank heavens we have a Modi to present a realistic picture of India. India is increasingly (in spite of s like Manoj Tiwary, Mani Shanker etc) becoming a land for the hard working, bright, risk taking individuals. It does not matter much if they do not speak english well or with proper accent.
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      1. Night Fury233
        Sep 13, 2017 at 9:29 am
        The prestige of UC Berkley has taken a nosedive after inviting this kid to address adult students.
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          Dev Verma
          Sep 13, 2017 at 9:24 pm
          Sirji nosedive y nay nose he katbah diya unka....but he has many in India who are glorifying his comments as nayee disha.....so many paltu iay beyond immagination.
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