Are Indians Fools, Asks Om Puri on Voting for Rahul Gandhy
Bollywood actor Om Puri has expressed apprehensions about Congress vice president Rahul Gandhy's leadership.
The actor said if Rahul became the Congress president, then Indians would be left with no choice but to vote
for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the next election as well.
"We don't have any choice left other than sitting in Modiji's lap. Sonia Gandhy thinks of making her son the
prime minister. Look at his (Rahul) age, his experience, see what he says. Are we fools?" Puri said.
Rahul is all set to be crowned as Congress president. Sources said Rahul's ascension as Congress president would
be accompanied by an overhaul of party structures to populate them with younger people.
Older party functionaries will be asked to step down and make way for a new order.
While some Congress leaders have time and again spoken in favour of a rejig, there are many who want current
party chief Sonia to continue. According to sources, senior leaders of Rajiv Gandhy's era are likely to be
phased out which has sparked tensions between the two camps.