Dont call me yuvraj, its insulting: Rahul

Kankera (Chhattisgarh): | Updated: Apr 27 2008, 06:48am hrs
Hitting back at political opponents, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that the term 'Yuvraj' used for him was insulting. The 39-year-old Congress scion also took exception to his being projected as the future Prime Minister, saying he supports incumbent Manmohan Singh whom he described as most capable.

I feel the word 'Yuvraj' is insulting. India is a democratic country and this word has no meaning today, Gandhi told reporters here when asked for his comments on calling him 'Yuvraj'. His political opponents, specially Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati, describes Gandhi as a 'Yuvraj' while attacking him. The description of Gandhi as a Yuvraj of common man by a Congress member EM Sudarsana also sparked off an uproar in the Rajya Sabha on April 21 with BJP objecting to the use of the term as a blot on democracy. The scion of the Nehru-Gandhi family is slated to visit a Salwa-Judum camp tomorrow to get a first hand information about how the campaign is organised.