Under Indira jaisi Sonia Gandhi, the Congress received its worst drubbing in 2014. This led to a clamour for Rajiv jaisa Rahul. The Congress today is so clueless it doesn’t know when to raise a clamour.
It is not just that Scindia’s role is badly enacted but the silence of other Congress leaders is also frustrating. Even Rahul or Sonia or the CM could do with a few more lines of explanation.
While many reasons are being attributed to Jyotiraditya Scindia quitting the Congress, only the Nehru-Gandhi family is to be blamed for the mess.
Commentators say that the biggest problem is that Rahul Gandhi is the chosen one and the party doesn’t know what he stands for.
The Maha Vikas Aghadi coalition between the Shiv Sena, NCP and the Congress is a learning experience for a future politics of reconciliation and hope.
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In many ways, this election also shows the limits of ideology as the nativism of the Shiv Sena clashes with the pan-India glue that Hindutva promises.
Maharashtra Chief Minister has begun his innings with the challenge of keeping the unlikely allies together and happy.
The BJP-Shiv Sena coalition along with its smaller partners could win as many as 220-240 seats. In Haryana, the BJP alone could get 70-plus seats.
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The party faces cash crunch to generation clash. And Sonia of 2019 is not the Sonia of 2009.
When Indira was AICC chief, Nehru said it wasn’t great to face the Congress chief at the breakfast table every morning. Will family be aid or impediment to Sonia reviving the Congress now?