In 10 years, Rahul hasn't learnt how to give a speech: Congress leader

Last Updated: Mon, Jul 14, 2014 22:22 hrs

A former Congress MP has raised questions about the leadership of Rahul Gandhi saying he hasn't learnt to deliver even a speech or developed any political thinking despite spending 10 years in politics.

Ghufran Azam, a member of the seventh Lok Sabha from Betul in Madhya Pradesh, said he had written a letter about this to party chief Sonia Gandhi on July 11.

"In it, I had urged her to give up her love for her son Rahul who despite having spent 10 years in politics, had not learnt how to give a speech nor developed any political thinking," he told reporters.

He claimed he had written similar letters earlier to Sonia but no action was taken on them and the result was that the party had its worst performance in the Lok Sabha elections recently.

His views on Rahul come in the backdrop of Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh recently saying that the Congress vice president does not have the temperament of a ruler.

"By temperament, woh sattadhaari vyakti nahin hain. By temperament, woh aisa vyakti hai jo anyay ke khilaph ladna chaahta hai (He is not a ruler by temperament. By temperament he is a person, who wants to fight injustice," Singh had said in an interview to a local news channel of Goa.

He was responding to a question on why Rahul does not accept responsibility and takes a backseat while handing over the same to others.

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