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Rahul Gandhi is the Congress General Secretary of the Indian National Congress.
He is also a Member of Parliament representing the Amethi constituency.
Rahul Gandhi was born on 19 June 1970 in Delhi, the first amongst 2 children of Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India and Sonia Gandhi, the present Congress President.
Rahul Gandhi comes from a politically influential family
His grandmother was former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and his great-grandfather was Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first Prime Minister.
Due to security concerns, Gandhi constantly had to shift schools in his youth.
He studied abroad under a pseudonym, his identity being known only to a select few including university officials and security agencies.
He attended Modern School, New Delhi before entering the The Doon School.
Starting university at Harvard, he got his B.A. from Rollins College, Florida in 1994 due to interruptions in his studies caused by security concerns after his father's assassination.
He received an M.Phil. in Development Studies in 1995 from Trinity College, Cambridge.
Rahul Gandhi, after graduating worked with management guru, Michael Porter's Management consulting firm, Monitor Group for three years before establishing the Mumbai-based technology outsourcing firm, Backops Services Private Ltd.
Rahul Gandhi returned to India in late 2002.
Rahul Gandhi is the second-ranked member of the Congress Working Committee.
In 2004, Gandhi re-entered public life; he ran for and won his father's old seat of Amethi in India's national legislature.
A few years later, in 2007, Gandhi was elected as an general secretary of the Congress party, a previously executive post held by his father, and by his great-grandfather, Jawaharlal Nehru.
Described as a youth icon, Gandhi is the leader of the Indian Youth Congress and the National Students Union of India.
Amidst calls from Congress party veterans for his greater involvement in party politics and national government, Gandhi was elected Congress Vice President in 2013
Rahul Gandhi's vision of 'Internal Democracy' in the Congress party's Youth and the Students' wings has resulted in reforms and transformations never seen before.
Gandhi aims to infuse transparency and the concept of talent management and performance measurement in the organization. From open memberships to internal elections under impartial observers, the young