The loss of near and dear in such horrific manner can cause severe trauma. Even a family not involved with politics can take a generation or two to recover. Rahul is expected to function, however, like the ordeal never happened.
This forces him to keep his emotional side in check. But when he uses emotion, it can have a powerful impact.
The mention [at Jaipur] of playing badminton with policemen who later killed his grandmother is compelling. It reminds people of the affection he lost.
Rahul has more to share, should he wish to.
This emotional quotient places him at a different level from Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar, both of whom have difficulty emoting.
In Picture: A 2012 file photo shows Rahul Gandhi, wearing a Sikh turban presented to him, during an election rally in Chabal, about 30 km from Amritsar.
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