Minutes after tycoon Ratan Tata abandoned a two-year quest to build the world’s cheapest car in West Bengal over farmer protests, he got a text message from the frontrunner to be India’s next leader: “Welcome to Gujarat.”
Standing beside his mother at the headquarters of India’s ruling Congress party after getting thumped in state elections two days ago, Rahul Gandhi again promised to overhaul the country’s oldest political vehicle.
Rahul Gandhi is poised to lead India if the ruling Congress party wins the next election after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh signaled his support for the next member of the country’s famed political dynasty.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh signaled younger party leader Rahul Gandhi should replace him while saying he’ll step aside after elections due by May, ending a decade in power with Asia’s third-biggest economy in a slump.
India’s Rahul Gandhi was briefly detained after visiting the site of deadly clashes between protesting farmers and police over the building of a motorway connecting the national capital with Agra, home to the Taj Mahal.
India’s Rahul Gandhi will hold a rally tomorrow at the site of an aluminum refinery of Vedanta Resources Plc , whose plan to mine bauxite in the area was rejected as a threat to local tribes and the environment.
Nobody among India’s 1.2 billion people has been groomed to run Asia’s third-biggest economy more than Rahul Gandhi. Whether he wants to follow his father, grandmother and great-grandfather in doing so remains unclear.
India’s Rahul Gandhi pledged a fight to retain power in elections due by May while avoiding the pressure of being named as the Congress Party’s official prime ministerial candidate as it faces a resurgent opposition.