Agence France-PresseApril 6, 2014 18:46
He has never held public office, has likened power to "poison", and seen his father and grandmother assassinated by extremists. Now Rahul Gandhi wants to become India's prime minister.
If polls are to believed, the 43-year-old is about to lead his Congress party to a crushing defeat in national elections starting Monday.
In public, the scion of India's most famous dynasty refuses to contemplate a loss to the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party and its right-wing leader, Narendra Modi.