Rahul Gandhi is the son of Sonia and Rajiv Gandhi, a grandson of Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and a great-grandson of India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. In 1991, he lost his father Rajiv Gandhi, who was also prime minister of India, by assassination.
Rahul has been credited with winning a major political victory for the Congress in the 2009 General Elections. Emphasizing on grassroots activism in their political strategies, establishing a deep connection with the rural masses and congress. It is important to try to strengthen internal democracy in the party. Nowadays Rahul is concentrating on strengthening his party with all his attention.