Rahul Gandhi is a politician of India who is one of the members of the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the parliament. He is also the president of his party which is Indian national congress. He is also the member of the parliamentary standing committee.
Besides these, he is the chairperson of Indian youth congress, the chairperson of national students union of India, the second highest ranked person of the Congress working group, trustee of Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, trustee of Rajiv Gandhi charitable trust and former general secretary of all India congress committee.
Rahul was born on 19th June 1970 in
New Delhi to Rajiv and
Sonia Gandhi. He was their eldest child and has a sister Priyanka vadra. Rahul is the grandson of our former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and is the great-grandson of our first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. His sister Priyanka is married to Robert vadra.
Rahul did his schooling from different schools because of security reasons. He went to St. Columbia's school in Delhi to the Doon school in Dehradun and later was taught at home. His did his graduation from St. Stephens College and Harvard University. After completing his first year, he shifted to Harvard then again from there he moved to Florida and did his graduation in arts from the Rollins College.
For further studies, he did masters in philosophy from the trinity college in Cambridge. Before entering into politics, Rahul worked in London in a management consulting firm, a monitor group. Later on, he worked as a director in a technology outsourcing firm, backup’s services private limited based in Mumbai. Rahul made his entry into the politics in 2004 and won his father's Lok Sabha seat representing Amethi, Uttar Pradesh.
In 2007, he was elected to be the general secretary of his party which position was prior held by his father and great-grandfather. In 2013, he had been chosen as the vice president of his party. Rahul had participated in the Indian general elections as a contestant in 2014 representing Amethi. He held the seat of Amethi by defeating his rival Smriti Irani, a member of another political party BJP.
He went on leading the election campaign, but it was for the first time that Congress suffered such a loss. It gave its worst performance in the leadership of Rahul and could bag only 44 seats in comparison to 206 seats won in the previous general elections. After this defeat, Rahul decided to resign.