Acting onthe promise that he had made to the mango men of the Banana Republic of India, Rahul Gandhi, the heir apparent of Congress party president Sonia Gandhi, said last night thathe is quitting politics. RahulGandhi had earlier declared at a massive Congress party rally at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi on November 4, 2012 that he was determined to break open the countryâ€™s closed political system for the mango men. â€œThe biggest problem is that our politicalsystem is shut for the common man,â€ Rahul had said then. At a crowded press conference called at midnight yesterday, at the Congress party headquarters at 24 Akbar Road, Rahul Gandhi, surrounded by uncontrollably sobbing Congress party leaders, revealed his intention to retire from politics. â€œYesterday I made a tryst with destiny,â€ thundered Rahul Gandhi, recalling the famous speech made by his great grandfather Jawaharlal Nehru at the time of Indiaâ€™s independence, â€œand now the time comes when I shallredeem my pledge to the mango men, wholly and in full measure, not just substantially.â€ â€œAt the stroke of this midnight hour, when the world sleeps, Indiaâ€™s mango men will awake to life and freedomâ€”a life free from decades of dynastic politics,â€ declaredMr. Gandhi in an emotion-choked voice, as senior Congress party leader Digvijay Singh collapsed atthe press conference unable to come to terms with Rahulâ€™s decision. Responding to a query whether his sister Priyanka Gandhi would step in to fill the void, a proud Rahul Gandhi averred that she would not. â€œYou all know that we consult each other on everything. She supports me fully in this. The Nehru-Gandhi era in Indianpolitics is over. Once and for all.â€ Asked if other heirs in the party would follow suit, Rahul replied, â€œI have asked my friends Anil Thakur, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Mandakini Dubey, Milind Deora, Sachin Pilot, and Sameer Sharma to quitpolitics to make it a level playing field for the mango men. At this very moment my friend Omar Abdullah ofNational Conference is tweeting his decision to resign as the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and quit active politics.â€ â€œAs for the politiciansâ€™ heirs in other parties like Akhilesh Yadav, Uddhav Thackeray, Stalin, Azhagiri, Kanimozhi, Supriya Sule, Jaganmohan Reddy, K. T. Rama Rao, andthe like, it is left to their conscience. We can only hope that they follow the laudable example set by the Congress party heirs,â€said a beaming Gandhi. Meanwhile, in a fast-paceddevelopment, a faction led by Robert Vadra, Rahulâ€™s brother-in-law, has formed a new party named Congress Party (Banana) and has staked claim for â€˜Mangoâ€™ election symbol. Elsewhere, in Tamil Nadu, Karti Chidambaram, the scion of the Chidambaram family, tweeted that he is reviving Tamil Maanila Congress (TMC), though the move does not have the support of G K Vasan, the son of late G K Moopanar, who claimed that the TMC is his family property. Rahul Gandhi quits politics, Congress party splits | The UnReal Times Sorry guys it happend in my dreams.