Rahul Gandhi lacks the aptitude, not passionate enough: Former US president Barack Obama in his memoir
Former US president Barack Obama, in his memoir, has mentioned Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi. However, it was not praise that was heaped on the Gandhi scion.
Former US president Barack Obama, in his memoir, has mentioned Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi. However, it was not praise that was heaped on the Gandhi scion. Obama revealed that Rahul Gandhi has a "nervous, unformed quality" about him like a student eager to impress the teacher. Obama said that the impression he also got was that Gandhi 'lacks the aptitude' and was not passionate enough to "master the subject". Obama had visited India twice as the US President - in 2010 and 2015.
Obama's memoir was reviewed by The New York Times under the title 'A Promised Land'. Apart from Gandhi, Obama has mentionedvarious other political leaders from around the world.
According to The NYT review, Obama said Gandhi has "a nervous, unformed quality about him as if he were a student who'd done the coursework and was eager to impress the teacher but deep down lacked either the aptitude or the passion to master the subject."
Congress president Sonia Gandhi too finds mention in the memoir. According to The NYT review, Obama said, "We are told of the handsomeness of men like Charlie Crist and Rahm Emanuel, but not the beauty of women, except for one or two instances, as in the case of Sonia Gandhi."
Former prime minister Manmohan Singh too came in for mention with Obama saying that he came across as having a kind of impassive integrity.
On other world leaders that Obama mentioned, NYT said that Russian President Vladimir Putin reminds him of the tough, street-smart ward bosses who used to run the Chicago machine. "Physically, he was unremarkable," Obama writes of Putin.
Barack Obama memoir is 768 pages long and is expected to hit the stands on November 17. The memoir chronicles Obama's childhood and political rise. The account of his historic 2008 campaign and first four years in office are teh longest parts.
Notably, Obama became the first African-American president of the United States.
Also, significantly, US has voted in Indian-American Kamala Harris as the Vice President elect. She has become the first Black woman to hold this post.
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