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See the article. Mr Rahul Gandhi has suggested that it should be capability and not religion or community which should determine who should become the Prime Minister. An eminently intelligent and sane statement. But what should we read into it?
Positive Interpretation
A positive interpretation of this could be that Mr. Rahul Gandhi believes in meritocracy . But elected as the PM, which is very likely to happen sooner or later, will he hold to this stance and extend the same to reservation in India? One should be happy if such a turnaround comes. What applies to policitcs should apply to other professions too. Only those qualified should be given a chance not to someone based on his her religion or community.
Negative Interpretation
Or was it a statement to indicate that only the Gandhi family have the thing to become (or decide as the case may be) a PM and not anybody?

Hope it is the former.