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Rahul Gandhi’s Age, Marriage, Caste, Family and Biography

Who is Rahul Gandhi?

Rahul Gandhi is 53 years old and an Indian politician and member of the Indian Parliament. He represents the Wayanad, Kerala, constituency. He was previously the representative for the Uttar Pradesh constituency of Amethi. He belongs to the Indian National Congress, the main opposition party, and served as its president from December 2017 to July 2019. In addition to serving as trustee of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation and Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust, he is the chairperson of the Indian Youth Congress and the National Students Union of India.

A quick bio of Rahul Gandhi

Name Rahul Rajiv Gandhi
Date of Birth 19 June 1970
Father  

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Late Rajiv Gandhi

Mother 

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Sonia Gandhi

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Priyanka Gandhi

CasteKashmiri Brahman (Dattatreya)
Political Party Indian National Congress
Hobbies Reading, Travelling, Scuba Driving, Free Diving
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Late Sanjay Gandhi 

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Maneka Gandhi

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Varun Gandhi

Home Town New Delhi, India (Ancestral origin – Lusiana Italy)

Early life of Rahul Gandhi

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Rahul Gandhi was born on June 19, 1970, in New Delhi. He spent the majority of his early years avoiding the public eye, alternating between Delhi and Dehradun. After finishing his elementary schooling in New Delhi, he went to The Doon School in Dehradun. However, he was later homeschooled because of security concerns. Gandhi attended St. Stephen’s College to begin his undergraduate studies before transferring to Harvard University.

He moved to Rollins College in Florida, USA, the following year after his father was assassinated because of security concerns, and he finished his degree there in 1994. He received his M. Phil. from Cambridge the next year. Following his post-graduation studies, he started his professional career with the London-based management consulting firm, Monitor Group. After returning to India, he founded Backups Services Private Ltd., a Mumbai-based technology outsourcing company where he served as a director.

Political Journey of Rahul Gandhi

Gandhi declared his entry into politics in 2004 and ran a strong campaign in the general elections that year from Amethi, the seat his father had previously held; he won from the constituency twice more, in 2009 and 2014. After serving as general secretary, he was elected Congress vice-president in 2013, amid demands from veterans of the party for his increased participation in party politics and national governance.

In the 2014 Indian general elections, he managed the Congress’s campaign. The party had its worst-ever electoral performance, gaining just 44 seats as opposed to the 206 seats it had previously won in the 2009 general election. He took over his mother’s position as Congress party leader in 2017 and guided the group into the 2019 Indian general election. Despite winning 52 seats, the party did not secure the ten per cent of seats required to be the leader of the opposition. After this poor performance in the election, he resigned as party leader and his mother, Sonia Gandhi, took over as leader in the interim. Gandhi was a member of the Standing Committee on Home Affairs from 2004 to 2006. He was a member of the Standing Committee on Human Resource Development from 2006 to 2009.

Family of Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi is the great-grandson of Jawaharlal Nehru, the grandson of Indira Gandhi, the first female prime minister of India, and the son of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and Congress president Sonia Gandhi. The late Sanjay Gandhi was his paternal uncle. His aunt Maneka Gandhi and cousin Varun Gandhi are members of the Bhartiya Janta Party.

The social presence of Rahul Gandhi

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Wife of Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi is not married but according to some rumours, Veronique Cartelli is a Spanish architect that Rahul Gandhi dated. They both fell in love while studying in England, and she is from Venezuela.

There are also rumours about Rahul Gandhi’s relationship with Noal Zaher, the granddaughter of the late Afghan king Mohamed Zahir’s Shah. There were pictures of the two of them together in France and at the Aman Hotel in Delhi.

The Net Worth of Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi has Rs 14.85 crore worth of assets. Compared to his declaration of assets during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, which called for assets worth Rs 10 crore, this is Rs 4.85 crore more. Rahul Gandhi in the affidavit submitted with his nomination to the Wayanad district collector that he possesses immovable assets valued at Rs 7,93,03,977 and movable assets valued at Rs 5,80,58,799.

Controversies related to Rahul Gandhi

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Rahul Gandi warned the US ambassador during a lunch in December 2010 that radical Hindu organizations might be a bigger threat to his nation than Muslim militants.

Remarks on Aishwarya Bachchan

Mr Gandhi’s recent comments made during the ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra’ in Uttar Pradesh are what sparked the controversy. Aimed at the BJP, Mr Gandhi criticized the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ function that was conducted at the Ram Temple in Ayodhya last month. The leader of the Congress party stated that people from the OBC, Dalit, or tribal communities—who make up 73% of the nation’s population—were absent from the luxurious consecration ceremony, which was attended by a wide range of Bollywood celebrities and billionaires.

Rahul Gandhi says that Aishwarya Rai danced and Amitabh Bachchan did “Bhangra” moves at the function. It is important that Aishwarya Rai was not present at the dedication of Ram Lalla’s idol. However, their husband Abhishek Bachchan and father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan were present.

Defamation Case on Rahul Gandhi

Before the 2019 Indian general election, on April 13, 2019, Rahul Gandhi made the following comment in Hindi: “Why do all thieves, whether it’s Nirav Modi, Lalit Modi, or Narendra Modi, have Modi in their names? Purnesh Modi, a Surat West MLA for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), filed a criminal defamation case, claiming that Gandhi insulted everyone who shared the Modi surname.

Flying kiss

After Congress MP Rahul Gandhi allegedly gave BJP MPs in the Lok Sabha a flying kiss, Union Minister Smriti Irani and a number of BJP MPs expressed their strong disapproval. The incident happened as Rahul Gandhi was allegedly leaving the Lok Sabha premises after making a speech regarding the motion of no-confidence on Manipur, even though it was not caught on camera.

National Herald Corruption

The National Herald corruption case came to light for the first time in 2012 when lawyer and BJP leader Subramanian Swamy filed a complaint in a Delhi court against certain Congress leaders. The complaint claimed that the National Herald newspaper, owned by Associated Journals Limited, was taken over by Young Indian Ltd., a charitable organization owned by Sonia Rahul, Motila Vora, and Oscar Fernandes, in a “harmful” manner. The Congress party opposed the Subramanian Swamy complaint, characterizing it as “politically motivated.”

Chowkidar Chor

During the 2019 Lok Sabha election he made comments on Prime Minister Narendra Modi by calling him “Chowkidar Chor Hai” means The watchman is a thief.

People Also Ask:

Who is Pappu in India?

In the Lok Sabha, Venkaiah Naidu, the former cabinet minister, referred to Rahul Gandhi as “Pappu.” Since then, he was often mocked as Pappu on social media.

Is Priyanka Gandhi older than Rahul?

No, Priyanka Gandhi is two years younger than Rahul Gandhi and Rahul is her elder brother.

When and where was Rahul Gandhi born?

Born on 19 June 1970, in New Delhi.

 

 

 

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