RIGHT Foot Forward | 6-minute read
The party faces cash crunch to generation clash. And Sonia of 2019 is not the Sonia of 2009.
When The Hand Shakes: Congress looks incredibly weak and unsure. The Article 370 moment has hit it the hardest
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury appears a joke; Rahul Gandhi tweets when he should be mum. And the CWC fails to mention the Congress' past achievements. Can a new leader even help?
Looking for a Leader: But for Congress, Mukul Wasnik, Sachin Pilot, Jyotiraditya Scindia et al are not the answer
In limiting its leadership contest to either pampered dynasts or predictable yes-men, Congress has shown it has forgotten what leadership is all about.
The Congress is having a breakdown facing political life without the direct running of the Gandhis. There are very important lessons for other political parties here.
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Rahul Gandhi quits: But the Congress still has a future with hope in it. It's up to the party to unearth that
With Rahul Gandhi quitting, and Sonia and Priyanka Gandhi apparently choosing to take a back seat for now, the Congress stands at a crossroads in political time.
The grand old party seems adamant to cling to the Nehru-Gandhis and not reinvent. But PM Modi's continuing obsession with the Congress also indicates that perhaps all isn't lost for it.
RIGHT Foot Forward | 5-minute read
Rahul Gandhi's petulance and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's weakness is no longer the glue that will hold Congress together. The party urgently needs an interim President and real party elections.
Without a Nehru-Gandhi at the helm, the Congress has only seen doom. And the fact is, even now, despite the Modi wave and the politics of hate, Rahul Gandhi has a lot to feel confident about.
Rahul Gandhi never inherited a party that had much internal coherence or ethical power. Rajiv Gandhi had weakened the Congress through the choices he made. It's unfair to blame only Rahul today.
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