Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday filed his nomination papers for the party's chief post. The 47-year-old Gandhi scion is likely to emerge as the lone candidate in the fray and decks have been cleared for his election as the Congress president, succeeding his mother Sonia Gandhi, who has held the post for 19 years in a row now.
Here are some interesting facts about Congress VP Rahul Gandhi:
# He attended St. Columba’s school in New Delhi and the Doon School in Dehradun. In 1989 he went to St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi and earned bachelor’s degree in History. He also earned M.Phil degree from Trinity College.
# Rahul Gandhi earned the degree in international relations and development studies at the universities of Cambridge and Rollins.
# He was only 14 years when his grandmother was killed by her own loyal security guards.
# Before his political career, Rahul Gandhi established his own firm, Backops Services Private Limited in 2004 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
# Rahul Gandhi was arrested for the first time when he was going to meet the farmers in Bhatta Parsaul village in Uttar Pradesh in May 2011.
# In 2006, Rahul had purchased two shops in Metropolitan Mall in Saket with super built-up areas of 514.44 square feet and 996.98 square feet. In his 2009 election affidavit, Rahul had declared that the combined value of these two properties stood at around Rs 1.63 crore. He sold the shops for Rs 5.28 crore sometime in 2012-13.
# According to the published reports of the Sunday Guardian, Rahul Gandhi was having an affair with the Afghan Princess. Later on, Afghan Princess got married to the Prince of Egypt in 2013.