"I have two gurus in politics...one is Manmohan Singhji and the other is the Congress president," he said referring to his mother and Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi while addressing a rally in the Sangrur city of Punjab.
The Congress scion has defended his protest on the ordinance and said there can be no correct time to tell the truth.
Said Rahul, "I have been often told by people that they support me but my timing of protest was wrong. I took a while to think and then I said 'Is there any correct time to say the truth?'"
"This is the problem now, as you have to think before telling truth. But in order to fight corruption, you have to tell the truth."
Sharing his childhood memories, he said, "My father (former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi) was a pilot. When Priyanka and I were children, my mother would sometimes tell us that she was worried about him reporting to work when the weather was rough. When the woman of the house is tensed, the whole family loses its equilibrium."
Relating the incident, he said, "In Punjab, every mother is worried when her young sons leave the house because drug addiction is rampant here."
Earlier in the day, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said he desires to see Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on the prime minister's chair.
"It is my desire to see Rahul Gandhi becoming the Prime Minister of India," said Shinde.
--IBNS (Posted on 11-10-2013)