Grandson of Mahatama Gandhi Says “Kejriwal, Kanhaiya Kumar bring hope for new politics of India”

In a candid conversation with India Today Consulting Editor Rajdeep Sardesai during a session at the India Today Conclave South 2017 on the second day of the event, Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, said, “The present Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reduced the name of Mahatma Gandhi to his spectacles.”

“But the question is why does he need those spectacles? He needs it because there is room for veracity,” Gandhi said.

BJP speaks about Sardar Patel because he also stood for veracity, Gopalkrishna Gandhi said.

 PRAISE FOR KERJIWAL, KANHAIYA Making a nuanced comment about the need for idealism-based politics, Gopalkrishna Gandhi said, “There is great hope in India for non-cluster, non-family, non-right-wing politics. Right-wingism is about being on the side of majority (ignoring others).”

“Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal brought a fresh hope on Jantar Matar few years ago. I don’t know how will Kejriwal perform but he brought some fresh hope,” Gopalkrishna Gandhi said.

Kejriwal, Kanhaiya Kumar and Jignesh (Mevani) bring hope for new politics of India,” said Gandhi adding, “The governments come and go but he electorates and the electorate vending machine stay. I believe, India will produce such people, who will protect the country from its leaders.”


18 thoughts on “Grandson of Mahatama Gandhi Says “Kejriwal, Kanhaiya Kumar bring hope for new politics of India”

  • July 12, 2017 at 8:45 am

    I don’t agree with this Gandhi’s views, as much as I don’t agree with the views of M K Gandhi. Opportunists

    • July 15, 2017 at 12:07 pm

      The statements by the V P candidate of the op parties are alarmingly snti India. I think whatever he says polnt towards intellectual bankrupsy ,lack of political prowess and absolute absence of. moral and nationall sensitivities.

  • July 12, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Congress culture Vice President of India want work when Bharat Mukt Congress is declered by BJP !In 125 Crores of Indian He selected only two roady person Like Kejriwal & Kanhya?for hope of better India?
    As a V P he is not workable at all ! However he is selective by Congress & like minded parties but Electively he will be deafeted there is no doubt about it

  • July 13, 2017 at 10:31 am

    before Independence Gandhi played a good role after that he played for his fame and pro pak. He had given india to dirty hands and this dynasty is anti hindu and neo mughals

  • July 13, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    His only qualification is his surname.What wonders has this man done or contribution made to the nation, except being a full-time bureaucrat and doing armchair deskjobs as PS to then Vice President or as Secretary to Gov WB.It is no wonder that he finds hope only in likes of Kejriwal and Kanaiya as symbols of resurgent India and criticising Modi ji at the same time.It is his way of thanking the sickular brigade for nominating. him for VP contest and throwing some limelight on a totally unspectecular personality.

  • July 13, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    I thought Sri GK Gandhi is the right choice by combined opposition but with this observation on Kejriwal and Kanahiya I think I was wrong

  • July 13, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    It’s obsolete view ~ No More Gandhi’s ~ Time to erase THIS BreakIndia coterie from INDIA Story ~ Whe have to move ahead with the Strongest & ONLY Nationalist Leader of THE present Time ~ Modi

  • July 13, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    It shows his immaturity and inability to see what’s right and what’s wrong.strange that he selected two fakes

  • July 13, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    If AK and KK are only there to bring hope for India, then May God save us and bring hope for better politics.

  • July 13, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    See his state of mind who favours Khejriwal and Khanaya consider himself suitable for VP.Bad luck for India.

  • July 13, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    He forgotten to add Afzal guru and Yakub Memon

  • July 13, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Erroneous vision and perception of Mahatma in not accepting Cripps Proposal through the then Indian National Congress during war led to the logical culmination of partition of India,sir in the opinion of no less person than Sri Aurobindo. And, thus,a truncated India is the only legacy of Mahatma, which even our present prime minister not so readily appreciate.
    Nonetheless, I wish you good luck for the high office.
    Krishna Chandra Gupta

  • July 14, 2017 at 5:37 pm


  • July 15, 2017 at 11:43 am

    If Kanhaiah’s and Kejrival’s can bring new hope in Indian politics – according to Gandhi’s great grand son one can conclude that “Gandhi” ‘s have lost relevance in the present political scenario.

  • July 15, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    If non gandhis are becoming popular with gandhi surname, a true bearer of the family name will also want to taste that popularity..not surprised..

  • July 15, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Some foresight. Such rays of hopes will be widely followed to create the new history of ever changing nature in the face devilish challenges!

  • July 17, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Congress can never get out of the dynastic politics. Here also they have chosen Meera Kumar & GK Gandhi as their candidates for president and VP respectively
    Moreover Mr G K Gandhi is playing the dirty politics by showing the narrow mind nd again appeasement of certain leaders who have been rejected by people.
    This is matter of fact that all the BJP hate gang has come together to hide their failure.
    Last but not the least that this person of Gandhi origin (so called) has himself shown that he is not abled candidate for the position
    by praising these antinationals.

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