The Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi is aware of his status as the PM-in- waiting. But becoming the Prime Minister of the country is not his ‘only’ priority, he has told students of santiniketan . “ How do you plan to reform the education system if you become Prime Minister?” when asked by a student . Rahul replied that becoming Prime Minister was not his only priority. He added that it was not the only post that one needs before bringing change, we all can do that. Some eyebrows may be raised on his priority statement. Since independence we have had aged persons as Prime Ministers. It has become common perception that only aged people have vision and maturity to govern the country. On the contrary most of the Heads of Government in the United States have been comparatively young. Government Servants retire at the age of 60 but there is no age bar for the post of Prime Minister and other politicians, they are like old wine, mature better with age.
If we really want to see some change, some new ideas why not give a chance to Rahul Gandhi for the job of Prime Minister. He is young, dynamic and by now understands politics well, though the opposition may call him a ‘bacha’. If they call it dynastic rule, then they should promote young blood in their own party who can qualify for the top post.