Rahul Gandhi described his disqualification from the Lok Sabha as a “huge opportunity” when speaking to students on the Stanford University campus in California.
In an interview with Indian students at the Stanford University Campus in California, Rahul Gandhi, who is now in the US, described his disqualification from the Lok Sabha as a “huge opportunity” and said that when he entered politics in 2000, he never anticipated he would go through this. What he observes currently is far beyond anything he had imagined when he entered politics. “But then I think it’s actually given me a huge opportunity. Probably much bigger than the opportunity I would have. That’s just the way politics works,” he said.
Rahul Gandhi, 52, stated he didn’t think something like this was conceivable in reference to his exclusion from the Lok Sabha as a Member of Parliament. “I think the drama started really, about six months ago. We were struggling. The entire opposition is struggling in India. Huge financial dominance. Institutional capture. We’re struggling to fight the democratic fight in our country,” he said, adding that at this point in time, he decided to go for the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’.
“I am very clear, our fight is ours fight,” he stated. “But there is a group of young students from India here. I want to have a relationship with them and want to talk to them. It’s my right to do it,” during his conversations with Indian students and faculty members at the university, he made the statement. He added that he does not ask for assistance from anyone during his frequent international visits like these. He questioned Prime Minister Modi by stating: “I don’t understand why the prime minister doesn’t come here and do it.” To this the moderator said that the Prime Minister is welcome to come to Stanford anytime and interact with the students and academicians.
At the esteemed Stanford University Campus in California, he made the comments on Wednesday night in answer to a number of inquiries from Indian students. The Wayanad (Kerala) Member of Parliament was expelled from the Lok Sabha earlier this year after being found guilty of criminal defamation in a 2019 case involving his use of the “Modi surname” statement by a Surat court. Gandhi stated in his remarks that he never dreamed he would experience this when he entered politics in 2000. What he observes currently is far beyond anything he had imagined when he entered politics.