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Rahul Gandhi's first TV interview falls short of expectations

Published on Jan 28, 2014 3:21 PM
 
In this photograph taken on Dec 21, 2013, Indian National Congress (INC) Vice President Rahul Gandhi addresses the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)'s 86th Annual General Meeting in New Delhi. Rahul Gandhi's first full-length interview with an Indian television channel since joining politics a decade ago did little to flesh out his public persona, with many saying the Gandhi scion fell short of expectations.-- FILE PHOTO: AFP

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's first full-length interview with an Indian television channel since joining politics a decade ago did little to flesh out his public persona, with many saying the Gandhi scion fell short of expectations.

Others however praised him for taking on a tough interview ahead of the elections.

Mr Gandhi did, however, come out swinging against his political rival Narendra Modi, chief minister of Gujarat, who is ahead in opinion polls.

In the interview with English television channel TimesNow, Mr Gandhi said he was not scared of Mr Modi and attacked Mr Modi's handling of the 2002 anti-Muslim riots, which left hundreds dead.

 
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