Left to himself, Rahul appeared prepared to take questions from the press after his party’s debacle at the polls, I said to my husband even as we were keenly watching his body language on the television news channel.
I know it has come as a great disappointment, agreed my husband.
Well, I feel he has been pushed into politics and never had his heart in it, I observed.
True, but don’t you think he had been a very obedient son unlike several others of his age, laughed my husband.
Well, yes. Probably that’s because he is not married and therefore not torn between two women, I said in the same vein.
True to the saying , ‘A son is a son till he gets a wife and a daughter is a daughter all her life’, said my husband who never left a chance to quote Shakespeare whenever he thought it fit.
But I feel his mother need not have beckoned him to follow her when she knew the cameras were still zooming on them, I said exasperated at her behavior
Not surprising considering the fact that she always expected him to do her bidding, he agreed.
But I am sure he is a man of independent mind as there have been rare occasions where he has proved he does possess one, I reminded.
Let’s for a moment imagine Rahul refused to follow her and stood his ground to take the Press, I said though I felt it was a remote possibility.
Then , his mother would have retraced her steps, and chided him for disobeying her and forced him to accompany her , which would have made the world laugh at the ‘spectacle’ I said trying to visualize the scene.
n.meera raghavendra rao