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'Nervous, Unformed Quality About Him' : Barack Obama On Rahul Gandhi
'Nervous, Unformed Quality About Him' : Barack Obama On Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, Nov 14 (TIWN): Former US President Barack Obama, in his newly published political memoir "A Promised Land", has drawn sketches of several leaders of the US and other nations which includes Rahul Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, according to a report in the New York Times. The UPA government, led by Mr Singh, was in power for part of Mr Obama's decade-long tenure from 2009 to 2017.

"And then there are his biographical sketches, masterful in their brevity and insight and humor," read the New York Times review.  The gallery, according to the US daily, included former Russian Premier Vladimir Putin, then Secretary of Defense Bob Gates and the US President-elect Joe Biden, among others.  On Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the New York Times article read: "Secretary of Defense Bob Gates and the Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh both come across as having a kind of impassive integrity". 

"Rahul Gandhi has 'a nervous, unformed quality about him, as if he were a student who'd done the coursework and was eager to impress the teacher but deep down lacked either the aptitude or the passion to master the subject'," reported New York Times, quoting from the book.  Rahul Gandhi, who during Mr Obama's tenure, was the Vice President of the Congress, had met Mr Obama during his last visit to India in December 2017. Mr Gandhi had tweeted about the meeting.  "Had a fruitful chat with President @BarackObama Great to meet him again," Mr Gandhi had posted, along with a photograph.

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