Only way to fight nepotism is hunger strike: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul M
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Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi has been at the receiving end of 'nepotism' barbs quite often. From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to many leaders from his own party have railed against 'dynastic politics'.

Now, Rahul Gandhi has suggested a solution for 'nepotism'. While speaking at a function in Kerala, the Congress scion remarked that ‘the solution to nepotism is hunger strike’. 

(REUTERS/Adnan Abidi)
(REUTERS/Adnan Abidi)

He said that while accusing the Left government in the state of giving jobs only to the people of their party.

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"The Left govt provides employment only to those who work for their party even if most of them are not qualified. They willingly ignore meritorious youngsters who are not affliliated to their party and those who support Congress," he said.

A host of netizens had a hearty laugh at Rahul Gandhi talking about 'nepotism' and ' lack of merit', which are actually the bane of the Congress party. Many dyanmic, young leaders in the last few years left Congress and cited 'nepotism' as the reason.

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Rahul Gandhi had, in fact, justified 'nepotism' a few years back while speaking at a conference and asserted that that's how things work in India.