He wants to know what are fanatics made of?
Once again Rahul Gandhi is back in the news - his PR machine must be one of the most overworked in the nation. This time around he declared that the RSS was little different that the SIMI, as both are fanatical and hardliners, stating that Ã¢Â€Â˜such peopleÃ¢Â€Â™ have no place in the youth Congress, which he heads. It was an interesting side-track since he was essentially in the news for his upcoming campaign in Madhya Pradesh. Looks like this was one opinion he just had to make.
While the RSS is making the usual sounds of outrage and going crying to the BJP, RahulÃ¢Â€Â™s remarks have finally bought to mainstream what was in the back of a lot of minds - What is the difference between hardliners when you really get down to the fine details? The name of the god may differ but aren't the methods the same?
While the final word on this debate is many years and possibly several generations away for now we are treated to the Congress and the BJP slugging it out while once again Rahul proves he has the pulse of the nation, especially itÃ¢Â€Â™s young, well in hand. .
Image: Members of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, the youth wing of India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) shout slogans as they burn Congress party General Secretary Rahul Gandhi's effigy during a protest in Hyderabad, Thursday, October 7, 2010.