I believe that a politician needs to be with people.
We are all aware that corruption is pervasive. It operates at every level. The poor may carry its greatest burden, but it is an affliction that every Indian is desperate to be rid of.
Democracy is about non-arbitrary decisions. Democracy is about spreading decisions; it is not about destroying processes.
It is not important what Rahul Gandhi thinks, its important what a billion Indians think.
India absorbs things; India’s not a divisive place.
If I am incompetent, I am useless, the people of India will see that.
For me, the Congress party is now my life, the people of India are my life, and I will fight for the people of India and for this party.
I am not averse to politics, but that does not mean that I am going to join politics.
Millions of Indians are brimming with energy.
I have an aim – I have a clear aim in my mind, and the aim is that I do not like what I see in Indian politics; it is something that is inside my heart.
There are people doing yoga in New York, dancing around; that’s the power of India. You go to a nightclub somewhere in Spain and there’s Amitabh Bachchan on the screen there, dancing around. That’s the power of India. That’s the power of Indian people.
It doesn’t matter how much wisdom you have. If you don’t have position, you have nothing. That’s the tragedy of India.
A rising tide doesn’t raise people who don’t have a boat. We have to build the boat for them. We have to give them the basic infrastructure to rise with the tide.
What I saw when I was a child was my father who was a pilot, and because of circumstances was thrown into the political system, and all I saw when was small after my grandmother died was my father in constant – constant combat with the system in India, and then I saw him die, actually.