After milking the ‘Gandhi’ surname for decades, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra admits to having visited the Sabarmati Ashram for the first time ever

The members of the Dynasty engaging in theatrics just for elections is not something new

The Nehru-Gandhi dynasty has milked the ‘Gandhi’ name to the hilt. In fact, one could reason that the Dynasty’s rise to prominence was largely based on them claiming the Mahatma Gandhi legacy through their surname. With that history, it came as a surprise when Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, in her debut election rally, made a startling admission that after the decades she claims to have been in politics, this was the first time she had visited the Sabarmati Ashram.

In her Gandhinagar speech, Priyanka Gandhi admitted that it was the first time she was visiting Gujarat, and also the first time she had visited Mahatma Gandhi’s Sabarmati Ashram.

While praising the calm she felt when she sat under the trees and heard the bhajans being played in the Ashram. She said she almost cried thinking about those who sacrificed everything for India’s freedom.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

It is, however, intriguing that it took Priyanka Gandhi decades to get to a point where she brought herself to visit the Sabarmati Ashram considering her family has long claimed the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi and even cashed in on it politically.

When Priyanka Gandhi Vadra joined Congress formally, amidst criticism of her having achieved nothing in the political sphere, Congress defended her by saying that though she has just about joined Congress officially, she has been working in the political sphere for decades. If one is to accept Congress’ arguments on face value, one is bound to ask why Priyanka Gandhi Vadra took decades to visit the Ashram whose legacy her family monopolises.

The monopolising of the name was such, that there is a theory about how the family assumed the name ‘Gandhi’. Compared to the others from the Dynasty, there is very little known about Feroze Gandhi.

An article in The Week says:

“There are many theories about his Gandhi surname. The most popular one says that Feroze was born to Faredoon Jehangir Ghandy and Ratimai, who lived in Mumbai. In his prime, Feroze was drawn to India’s independence movement. He soon got inspired by Mahatma Gandhi and changed the spelling of his surname from ‘Ghandy’ to ‘Gandhi’. Apparently, Feroze considered himself a Parsi. At the same time, he was not religious”. 

If this theory is true, the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty has cashed in on the Gandhi surname even though it was an assumed one and not their real name. It is thus shocking that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra visited the Ashram for the first time just when the country is heading into 2019 general elections.

The members of the Dynasty engaging in theatrics just for elections is not something new. Recently, an old, undated clip had surfaced that showed Rahul Gandhi performing puja. When asked by an NDTV journalist what he was praying for, Rahul Gandhi nonchalantly said that he didn’t know and he was only there because he was asked. It is evident that the Gandhi family believes in keeping up pretences to please their electorate and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra seems to be following those footsteps to the letter.

Share This Post and Support:
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.

Most read articles recently

Rahul Gandhi’s lucrative and seemingly clandestine means of income and his links to scam accused FTIL, Unitech

How does Rahul Gandhi earn to buy land and other properties? A mystery we try to unravel
AM Sheikh Dawood promised of offering 10 litres of free liquor monthly to the families in his constituency on his victory

Independent candidate from Tamil Nadu promises 10 litres of free liquor every month on winning elections

An independent candidate from Tamil Nadu has come up with a strange promise of offering 10 litres of free liquor every month to every family in his constituency

Shunned by the BJP, jilted Shatrughan Sinha goes on a rampage against the party, rumoured to join Congress

Shatrughan Sinha was visibly irked and had a Twitter meltdown after the BJP declared Ravi Shankar Prasad's candidature from Patna Sahib constituency
Rahul Gandhi

Staring at an imminent defeat in Amethi, Congress on the scout to secure a safe seat for Rahul Gandhi

The Congress units of southern states have been feverishly imploring Rahul Gandhi to fight from any constituencies in southern states, apart from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh .
Prakash Raj was welcomed with pro-Modi slogans in Bengaluru

Actor-turned-politician Prakash Raj greeted with pro-Modi slogans as he went to file his nomination

Prakash Raj seemed visibly miffed with a large number of Modi supporters welcoming him with pro-Modi slogans in Bengaluru

Nitin Gadkari at the receiving end: Is there a pattern?

Indian Express has a massive interview of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari in its March 23, 2019 edition.

AAP propagandist tweets false claim about Adani Group, deletes due to fear of defamation

Earlier Delhi's Education Minister Manish Sisodia had also tweeted false claim about Adani Group

How Caravan and Congress’ attempts to create ‘bribegate’ before 2019 election fell flat

The 'bribegate' that Congress and The Caravan tried to cried falls flat on its face on several counts. 
'Rahul Gandhi is running away from Amethi, not me': Smriti Irani on rumours BJP might field her from Wayanad

‘Rahul Gandhi is running away from Amethi, not me’: Smriti Irani on rumours BJP might field her from Wayanad

Smriti Irani rubbishes rumours that have surfaced about BJP thinking about fielding Smriti Irani from the Wayanad constituency too, to counter Rahul Gandhi. 

Gujarat Congress nominates 17 candidates for Jamnagar Lok Sabha seats, Hardik Patel does not make the cut

Hardik Patel had earlier expressed his desire to fight from the Jamnagar Lok Sabha constituency

Latest articles

Connect with us


Don't miss these

Share This Post and Support: