There is a story. It was narrated by Ram Riksh ‘Manhar’, a renowned Hindi poet, long back in a Kavi Sammelan held in State Bank lawns at Kanpur (U.P., India). There was an ad given in the press for the post of an Accountant with the post graduate degree in commerce having at least ten years experience of working in a nationalised bank as the requisite qualification. One of the candidates replied in the negative for all such qualifications confirming that he was simply a matriculate without knowing any thing about commerce, and that he had no kind of any experience of working in some bank or the other even for a single day. The interviewers asked him ‘If that is the case, what for you have come here?’. His reply was ‘Look, I have simply come here to make it abundantly clear to you that you just don’t depend on me for the post’.
So is the case of Rahul Gandhi. He is repeatedly telling the people on a drum beat that he is not going to offer himself as a Prime Ministerial candidate of the country. So what?. There are millions of unemployed youths in the country in search of a job for them. After all, there is nothing like any minimum qualification laid down for becoming the Prime Minister of India. Any one, even a non-matriculate, or even the one who doesn’t know three alphabets of a language, can occupy most covetous a position as a Minister or even Prime Minister. Thanks to the rules and laws of the country. The scion of Gandhi dynasty, Rahul Gandhi, should feel rest assured that his opting out from the race of Prime Ministerial candidates is in no way going to hamper India’s cause; it rather smoothens the cut throat competition for the top post paving the way for those who are really much more eligible and competent in tangible terms to occupy the most covetous a position in the country. He need not indulge in more of a drum beating on this count.