Why Sonia Gandhi didn’t become the Prime Minister of India?


There has been so much of talk at the level of media and also the public in general on why Sonia Gandhi did not become the Prime Minister of India and there are many, particularly those belonging to Congress Party, who are never tired of praising her for her sacrifice in the matter. No doubt there was every chance that she could have become the Prime Minister of India, more so as every one had great sympathy for her after Rajiv Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India, was assassinated. The then illustrious President of India A.P.J. Abdul Kalam has categorically mentioned in his latest book ‘Turning Points’ that in May’2004 he had an affirmative nod in Sonia Gandhi’s favour for the post. Sequence of the circumstances is the one that runs in series with the fact remaining that she didn’t become the Prime Minister, but there is nothing to attribute it to any sort of sacrifice on her part. In fact she was not inclined to accept the post for her personal reasons and convenience. Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka both insisted that having lost their father they were the ones not to take any further risk of losing their mother too. This is what was given a wide coverage by the media at that time but, as it is said that public memory is too short on events including even those forming history, the people forgot it and were made to understand only this much that it was a great sacrifice of Sonia Gandhi. What can at the utmost be said is that she did not stick to the temptation so lustily like any other political person could have done for which she has definitely to be admired but in no way it can be termed as a big sacrifice.

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Author: neelkanth

Certainly not a celebrity but do have inquisitiveness to know things, realise them and live them to the extent possible. My interest in History, Art of Living and behavioural science is an element that inspires me.Am a poet,an author,a consultant, an advisor on computers and behavioural science.Served as Director in Central Board of State Bank of India.Remained associated with trade union activities and industrial relations as President,All India State Bank of India Staff Federation.Led a delegation on computers to several countries abroad number of times as from State Bank of India/ Banking Industry. Was twice accorded with NATIONAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE by All India Freelance Journalists Association, Chennai (India). My email address is: neelkanthshahi@gmail.com

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