The scion of India’s ‘unofficial First Family’, Rahul Gandhi is the current president of the oldest political party, the Indian National Congress that had laid the foundation stone of a modern India in 1885.
Rahul boasts of a lineage of three former prime ministers, Rajiv Gandhi (His father), Indira Gandhi (His grandmother) and Jawaharlal Nehru (His great grandfather).Opposition against this ‘dynasty’ rule intensified in India, after the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi in 1991.
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The ‘price’ of standing up against so much antipathy by the opposition parties, is being paid by Rahul Gandhi from the day he was pushed, almost reluctantly, into the political foray. Having had to face brick bats since he was first elected to parliament, from Amethi, in 2004, Rahul has been steadily moved up from post to post, thanks to the ardent followers of Congress; till he became the unopposed Party President in December 2017.
Born on 19 June, Rahul is a typical Gemini: intelligent, social, funny, overactive, impatient and impulsive. This zodiac sign’s mind is constantly racing with thoughts and ideas. Rahul has been ambivalent towards politics from the start as he has seen the assassination of his loved ones in this system. But, to keep the family tradition going and as a mark of respect to his elders, who were committed to a cause - ie India; Rahul keeps himself going in this field.
Gemini is a fiercely loyal friend and ally and once they commit to someone, they stay committed for life. Rahul is not one to flit from friend to friend. The 48 year old bachelor does not have any scandalous affairs to hide. He was open about his decade long ‘friendship’ with Veronique, his classmate from Cambridge University.
Gemini can be a little weird sometimes and Rahul is no exception. His ridiculous remarks in some interviews or speeches, has invited scathingly humorous retorts from the press and public.
A Gemini loves his family and Rahul can even publicly display emotion regarding his love for his mother. His sister, Priyanka, has always stood steadfastly beside him, during interviews and public campaigns.
2018 requires the Gemini to work hard to achieve success. The ruling planet, Mercury, opens the year in the third house giving Rahul, sufficient opportunity to show case his talent and skills. With the Mars transiting to Scorpio in mid-January, he needs to work hard to win over his competitors.
The second quarter of 2018 requires a lot of commitment from Rahul to tap on his leadership skills and bring his party to the forefront. The loss he faced in the Karnataka elections could be a lesson for him for better things ahead. When Mars retrogrades on June 27, he may face delays in projects and that could make him vulnerable to attacks from opponents. He needs to wait patiently till Mars turns progressive on August 31 and then his party may connect with some other party which will help him reach out for the goal.
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The year will end positively for the Gemini’s; with progress on the work front.