India's reluctant 'prince', Rahul Gandhi, takes break from politics

February 23, 2015 9:48 AM

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India's reluctant 'prince', Rahul Gandhi, takes break from politics

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Rahul Gandhi, a leader of India's Congress party, is taking a leave of absence from parliament to focus on party work, an official said, setting off speculation of a long-awaited change in the party to revive its fortunes.

Gandhi, the presumed fourth-generation heir of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, has led the party to a series of electoral defeats since it was handed its worst drubbing in a national election last year at the hands of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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