Rahul, Don't claim Gandhi, He is not yours, He is ours!
Gandhi belongs to everyone who follows his ideals. Gandhi does not belong to a family or a party, he belongs to humanity. He is the the inner conscious of humanity. Don't claim him for your political goals. Stop politicizing Gandhi and banking on his name!
When India attained its independence Gandhi suggested that the Congress of pre-independet India be disbanded, and a new political party should be created. But Nehru did not heed the advise, and continued to bank of the achievements of Gandhi and his sacrifices. It is time the Congress stop using Gandhi's name for their own marketing strategy at least after sixty-seven years.
One sentence that Rajiv Gandhi said in his speech sticks with me. He said, "Gandhi is ours...," implicating ruling party. But what he is forgetting that Gandhi is not his monopoly. Nehru family succeeded in making Gandhi a brand and used it successfully marketing themselves under that name. But Gandhi walked with congress in pre-independent India. Gandhi separated himself from politics after independence. Post independent India runs on the name of Gandhi, but not on his ideology and the Congress party has no right to claim Gandhi legacy. They have not stood by his values.
Please stop using Gandhi's name. Gandhi dissociated himself from Congress when India achieved independence. Gandhi doesn't belong to Congress, he said so himself. Gandhi does not belong to Congress or your family- which changed its last name from Ghandi to Gandhi to trick people of India into believing that you belong to Gandhi.