Every charge ever brought against the latest Mrs. Gandhi to head the Congress, from Bofors to black money, has slid off as easily as it's been slapped on.
To read her Wikipedia page, one would think the formidable Sonia Gandhi's life was quite non-controversial – well, except for her Hindi pronunciation.
She may have been the only Indian politician – why, only international politician – to have had a completely secret operation, not spotted at her port of entry or exit either at the airports or hospital she is believed to have stayed in. Her mystery illness remains undisclosed.
And though she only took up Indian citizenship in 1983 – 15 years into her marriage – and is yet to master any language spoken in India, three senior Congress leaders (Sharad Pawar, Purno A Sangma, and Tariq Anwar) were expelled for bringing up her foreign origins in 1999, when she seemed all set to become Prime Minister. Her ‘inner voice' chose to speak up at the eleventh hour.
He fights all his battles in the courts, and consistently proves that he doesn't say anything without evidence. He heads a party of which he is lone member. And it seems Subramanian Swamy has been dictating the menu at Tihar Jail.
At a recent speech, the Janata Party president mentioned that an official from the jail had complained about the difficulties of preparing idli and dosa for the South Indians lodged in the jail.
Swamy responded by asking him to learn to make pizzas and pastas, to suit an Italian palate. Since the person one presumes they are intended for used to moonlight as a waitress, she may be able to help with the recipe, huh?
Image: UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi looks on after paying her respects at the memorial to the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi on October 2, 2011, in honour of Gandhi's 143rd birth anniversary.