…of not lusting after the throne and not marrying just in case his progeny feels hunger for the crown.
It was a long long time ago when another young Indian prince took the same vow and Debabrata came to be known as the Bhishma. That sacrifice was made so that the Emperor could satisfy his lust for a young lady in old age. OTOH Rahul is doing this purely for the well-being of the nation.
“If I get married and have children, then I will become a status quoist and will be concerned about bequeathing my position to my children,” he said.
Apparently Rahul Baba is not familiar with the DINK lifestyle where couples (usually A-grade) refuse to refresh society with A-grade children.
The BJP is not waiting for the paint to dry
“Rahul Gandhi has realised that he will not become the prime minister as the BJP-led NDA will form the government after the next elections,” BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain told reporters. Gandhi should not question the commitment of married people, Hussain said. “Many married individuals are serving the nation. Sahid Hemraj, who was beheaded by Pakistani soldiers, sacrificed his life for the country,” he said.
All said and done Pitamah Bhishma still led the troops into battle (original battle of Panipat?) and Rahul may choose to do so as well (suffering the same consequence?).
In the meantime let us contemplate on the modern day Parth (he is unmarried as well).