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"Everyone Wants To Know If We Are Contesting"

Priyanka and Rahul Gandhi were relaxed and more outspoken than usual when Outlook caught up with the brother-sister duo in Amethi-Rae Bareli. But, as expected, the two offered only vague hints about their intention to join politics. Excerpts

Jitender Gupta
"Everyone Wants To Know If We Are Contesting"
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But aren’t you in a far better position to do something about it?
Priyanka: I am trying to do something in my own way. The problem is that all everyone is interested in is whether I am joining active politics. You know, this has to come from within. No one can force this responsibility on me. If I feel that I have to join, I will. As of now, it is not happening. No one seems to be interested in finding out exactly why I keep coming here.

What brings you here?
Priyanka: There is a small project here, some self-help groups that empower women. I wanted to start in a small way with 60 groups. But they were so enthusiastic that the number went up to 400. There are 6,000 women involved in it. I know it is a drop in the ocean. But they have learnt to save, start an enterprise on their own. I find a lot of happiness in that.

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