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If you still didn’t get it: This is a fake interview written purely on the basis of the author’s imagination of how the actual interview would have been if we got the chance to interview these famous (some, for all the wrong reasons) personalities in real life. In short, just have a good laugh!

In this interview, we explore the remarkable journey of Rahul Gandhi, the opposition leader of India, who aspires to become the country’s leader by criticizing the country itself on an international stage. 

ED Times: Thank you for joining us today, Mr. Gandhi. Let’s dive right in, shall we?

ED Times: Mr. Gandhi, you’ve been in opposition for quite some time now. Can you tell us about your strategy for finally becoming the leader of the country?

Rahul Gandhi (RaGa): Well, it’s quite simple, really. I’ve been perfecting the art of losing elections. You see, by consistently losing, I’m subtly preparing the nation for the day when they’ll finally appreciate my leadership. It’s all about the long game, my friend.

ED Times: Speaking of the long game, you’ve been quite vocal about the government’s shortcomings. How do you manage to critique the nation while it’s hosting a prestigious event like the G20?

RaGa: Well, let’s take a moment to appreciate the strategic brilliance of my approach. When India hosts a prestigious event like the G20, the entire world’s attention is focused on our nation. It’s like having a captive global audience just waiting to hear what I have to say.

Now, some might argue that it’s inappropriate or unpatriotic to criticize your own country on the international stage, especially during such a momentous occasion. But you see, I view it as a service to humanity. By offering my unique brand of criticism, I’m essentially acting as a global watchdog, ensuring that no one forgets our imperfections.

It’s all about packaging and presentation. When I criticize the government at home, it might be seen as routine opposition politics. However, when I do it on the world stage, it becomes a sophisticated diplomatic performance. It’s like I’m giving a masterclass in constructive criticism to the world, and they’re all taking notes.

Moreover, this approach also helps me maintain a certain mystique. People around the world wonder, “Who is this enigmatic Indian leader who fearlessly points out his own country’s flaws?”

It adds an element of intrigue to my persona and keeps the international community guessing about what I’ll say next.

So, in essence, criticizing my own nation during events like the G20 isn’t just a political move; it’s a carefully orchestrated performance designed to keep me in the global spotlight and maintain an aura of sophistication around my critiques. It’s politics as theater, and I’m the star of the show.

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ED Times: Critics argue that your international criticism undermines India’s global image. What’s your response to that?

RaGa: Well, I believe in the power of humility. By admitting our faults on the international stage, we’re setting an example for other countries. It’s like saying, “Hey, we’re not perfect, but at least we’re self-aware.” Besides, who doesn’t love a good self-deprecating joke?

ED Times: Some people accuse you of flip-flopping on your policies and agenda. How do you respond to those claims?

RaGa: Flip-flopping is just another term for flexibility, my friend. I like to keep everyone guessing. It’s like a surprise party – you never know what you’re going to get, but you can be sure it will be entertaining.

ED Times:  Mr. Gandhi, let’s talk about your speeches. Some critics have mentioned that your speeches can be quite confusing at times. Could you shed some light on your approach to public speaking?

RaGa: Ah, my speeches, the enigma wrapped in a riddle, surrounded by a puzzle! You see, confusion is a powerful tool in politics. By keeping everyone guessing about my true intentions, I create an air of intrigue around me. It’s like a magic trick – you don’t need to understand it; you just need to be amazed.

ED Times:  But doesn’t clarity of communication matter in politics? How do you reconcile that with your approach?

RaGa: Clarity is overrated, my dear. In fact, I like to think of my speeches as modern art – open to interpretation. People can derive their own meanings from my words, which fosters a sense of individualism and creativity among the audience. It’s like a choose-your-own-adventure book, but with political speeches. While some may see my speeches as lacking in substance, I prefer to think of them as a canvas upon which people can project their hopes, dreams, and aspirations. After all, it’s not about what I say; it’s about what people want to hear.

I see myself as a political performance artist, pushing the boundaries of conventional speechmaking. My goal is not to provide all the answers but to inspire others to question and seek those answers themselves. It’s like a poetic dance of words, and I’m the choreographer of confusion.

ED Times: Your social media presence is quite unique. Can you tell us about your thought process behind those interesting posts?

RaGa: Ah, social media – my playground for creative expression. I believe in keeping it real, even if that means sharing memes that nobody understands. It’s all about engaging with the youth and showing them that I’m just as confused about technology as they are.

ED Times: Well, Mr. Gandhi, your perspective on politics is quite unique. Thank you for sharing your insights with us today.

RaGa: Thank you for having me, and remember, in the world of politics, sometimes it’s not about what you say, but how you say it – or in my case, how you leave them pleasantly puzzled.

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