Rahul Gandhi on what he would do if he were the PM

Rahul M
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has once again left the netizens amused with his latest interview, in what seems like an unending series of strange comments.

During a conversation with an economist Kaushik Basu, Rahul was asked what he would do if he became the prime minister of India. A simple enough question, but in his reply, the former Congress president took off on a tangent and rambled on over a seemingly unrelated subject.

(Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP via Getty Images)
(Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP via Getty Images)

Answering Basu, Rahul said: "The first thing is — I can see that there is a clear Chinese vision. I don't agree with elements of it, but it’s there. And the vision is terrestrial global vision. It’s a modern Silk Route, with a nervous system in it, and it’s a global vision. The United States requires that global vision, we are a friend of the US, but I don’t see that global vision. I see a US which is looking inside, much like India dealing with its internal contradictions, tensions. But I don't see a United States which I used to see 30, 40, 50 years ago, that used to do transformatory actions. That is one element that is going to be required and I think India has a role there in creating a global vision, creating a strategy," he said.

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Continuing with what he would do if he were the prime minister, Rahul said: "It's not necessarily a confrontational strategy. It can be a coexisting strategy. But a strategy has to be there, and currently the strategy is not there."

“The conversation that the United States has with India is basically around military aspects of it and that’s not going to cut it. That’s not a vision, that’s not even a strategy. That, at best, is a small piece of a strategy. So that conversation has to begin. I believe that India has to have good relations with as many people as it can. I would try to look at a work where we are having a conversation, maybe disagreeing, but there needs to be a strategic vision. And that’s huge in India. We literally have no strategy.”

Rahul Gandhi’s utterances, which frequently leave many people confused, make one wonder why can’t he with the kind of resources he has at his disposal be better prepared for his public speeches and interactions.

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