The former president of the INC political party, Rahul Gandhi, is a member of the Indian Parliament, representing the Wayanad constituency, Kerala. He is the son of Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India, and Sonia Gandhi, president of INC.
He is the great-grandson of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India. His grandmother was former prime minister Indira Gandhi. Born to the slain former Prime Minister of India Mr. Rajiv Gandhi, and mother-Sonia Gandhi, he has a younger sister, Priyanka Gandhi who is also active in politics.
Rahul started his political career in 2004. He fought his first Lok Sabha election from his father's constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. He was appointed the General Secretary of the All India Congress Committee on September 24, 2007. His primary education was done at St Stephen's College, Delhi, and then moved to Dehradun.
He has attended Harvard College and Rollins College, Florida from where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Rahul completed his MPhil degree in Development Studies at Trinity College, Cambridge University before entering into Indian Politics as a member of parliament for 15 years now from Wayanad Loksabha constituency of Kerala state.
The primary education of Rahul Gandhi was completed in Delhi and Dehradun. Following his homeschooling, Mr. Gandhi attended St. Stephen's College for his undergrad, followed by Harvard University. Gandhi was transferred to Rollins College in Florida after earning his graduate degree in 1994. Next year, he obtained his M.Phil. degree from Cambridge University.
After taking his undergraduate degree, Rajiv Gandhi left for Rollins College in Florida due to security concerns. He was a pseudonym that nobody knew. In the years afterward, he raised money for different organizations and party politics until 2009, when Loksabha Elections began. His team did 125 rallies across the country in 6 weeks.
In the general election 2019, Rahul contested from his seat constituency of Amethi in Kerala but lost to BJP's Smriti Irani. He was re-elected to the 17th Lok Sabha after winning the Wayanad constituency. In light of the flop show of Congress in the general election, Rahul Gandhi resigned as party president.
As a result of Rahul Gandhi's travel to all 30 districts of Karnataka during the Assembly Elections, the Congress won 80 seats out of 224 and formed a coalition government with JDS.
He was re-elected to the 16th Lok Sabha and later appointed to the Standing Committee on External Affairs and the Consultative Committee, Ministry of Finance and Corporate Affairs.
Rahul was not made chief of the election campaign after he failed in Uttar Pradesh.
In January 2013, Rahul was appointed vice president of the Congress party.
Congress won 28 seats during the 2012 Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi. He held 200 rallies in two months.
In Bhatta Parsaul village, Rahul Gandhi actively participated in the farmers' agitation. They were demanding more compensation for their land being acquired for highway construction. UP police arrested him. After taking him away from the protest site, the police gave him bail and dropped him at the Delhi-UP border.
Backups Services Private Ltd, a Mumbai-based technology outsourcing company, appointed him as one of its directors.
The Monitor Group, a management consulting firm in London, was Rahul Gandhi's employer before he entered politics.
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