Rahul Gandhi is a popular politician in India. He is the Vice-President of the Indian National Congress, India’s oldest political party. He is also one of the most controversial figures in India, thanks to his personal life and a few statements. He is the son of India’s former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Indira Gandhi was the grand-mother of Rahul Gandhi.
In this article, Factswala compiled a list of amazing, unknown and interesting facts about Rahul Gandhi. So, let’s read it!
9 Fun and Interesting Facts About Rahul Gandhi
1. Constantly Changed His Educational Institutes and Schools
Due to constant security threats to his personal life, Rahul Gandhi changed his schools many times in his youth. When studying abroad, his identity was only known to the security agencies and university officials.
2. Hold Degree from Rollins and Cambridge
Rahul Gandhi proudly owns the degrees in international relations and development studies at the universities of Cambridge and Rollins. Later on, he started working at the Monitor Group, a popular management consulting firm in London, United Kingdom.
3. Established His Own Outsourcing Firm in Mumbai
Before starting his own political career, Rahul Gandhi established his own outsourcing firm, Backops Services Private Limited in 2004 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
4. Studied in Popular and Prestigious Universities and Institutes
Rahul Gandhi studied in popular and the most prestigious institutes and universities around the world. He studied at the Harvard University, Trinity College Cambridge, Rollins College, and Delhi University.
5. Secret About His Life
In a press conference, he admitted that, a girl name Veronique Cartelli is his girlfriend. She is a Spanish architect and stays in Venezuela. Rahul Gandhi is successful in keeping secrets about his personal life.
6. “My friends with whom I played killed my Grandmother” – Rahul Gandhi
Rahul was shocked by sudden death of her Grandmother Indira Gandhi. He was only 14 years old when his grandmother was killed by her own loyal security guards. In a public meeting, he recollected the memories by saying, 2 assassins who killed his beloved grandmother were his own friends who had taught him how to play badminton. He even mentioned the same once – “My friends with whom I played killed my Grandmother”
7. Arrested Once in His Life
Rahul Gandhi was arrested for the first time in his life when he was going to meet the farmers in Bhatta Parsaul village in Uttar Pradesh in May 2011. The farmers were demanding more money from the land owners who had purchased their land for a national highway project.
8. Love Affair with Afghan Princess
According to the published reports of the Sunday Guardian, Rahul Gandhi was having an affair with the Afghan Princess. Later on, Afghan Princess got married with the Prince of Egypt in 2013.
9. Controversial Statements
Rahul Gandhi is widely known for his controversial statements given in public meetings, private meetings and press conferences. He once told that the poverty is just a state of mind. He was heavily criticized on social media for this remark.
Article first published on May 24, 2016.