Rahul Gandhi’s look changed in Bharat Jodo Yatra
The question arose – is his beard related to the election
Will keeping beard change Rahul’s personality?
New Delhi. Amidst the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ of former Congress President Rahul Gandhi, people’s eyes are also going on his beard. Leaders say that Rahul Gandhi, who is often called a ‘fickle and part-time politician’, shows a serious and determined personality in his beard. Rahul was clean-shaven at the start of the Bharat Jodo Yatra. As the yatra progressed and attracted public attention, his clean-shaven face also gradually disappeared. Here, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said that Rahul Gandhi looks like Saddam Hussain in his beard. The Congress also condemned his statement.
Now he has a handsome and attractive beard on his face. It is not that Rahul has not sported a beard before, but, this time he and his beard have appeared for a long time. Amidst this form of his, the question is arising inside many Congress leaders that why Rahul Gandhi has kept a beard. Will it help politically? On this question, Congress political strategist Dilip Cherian says that beard helps in politics, but only when you have started working from the lower level. You cannot win elections just by having a beard.
Rahul’s beard has nothing to do with the election – Congress
On the other hand, those who know Rahul Gandhi closely say that his travel and his appearance have nothing to do with the election. He says that Rahul is feeling comfortable in this form, so he has kept a beard. However, it is also being said that beard can do two things for Rahul Gandhi. First, it can make them appear to have a serious, determined and aggressive personality. With this, he can look more aggressive on BJP. Rahul Gandhi has said that since the BJP has closed all the ways of contact, this yatra is being taken out to reach the people. Secondly, those who were saying that Rahul Gandhi’s yatra would be incomplete and a picnic, got their answer. Rahul starts his journey every morning at 6 am. Apart from this, the luxury lifestyle for which he is known, there is nothing in this journey. In such a situation, beard and disheveled appearance shows that he does not have time to dress properly and look good.
Special identity of former PM Indira-PM Modi
It is said that there is some strategy behind the dressing-look. In this matter, former Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi and PM Narendra Modi appear differently. Both are known for their fine dress and scholarship. Both kept the local style and tradition in mind while visiting the states. Significantly, during the Bengal elections, PM Narendra Modi had grown his beard. Then, some people compared him with Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore. People said that PM Modi had kept this beard to woo the people of Bengal. At that time, Rahul Gandhi had tweeted taunting PM Modi- ‘Thief’s beard…’
BJP had tightened this
Similarly, now Rahul Gandhi’s beard is also taking a political form. Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said that Rahul Gandhi looks like Saddam Hussain with a beard. The Congress also condemned his statement. Now it will be interesting to see whether the journey from clean-shave to beard can compensate the party for the loss it had suffered in the last election.
FIRST PUBLISHED : November 24, 2022, 20:31 IST