24 November, 2020

Curtains On The Regnal?

Unassailable so far, internal dissent against Rahul and Sonia mounts after the electoral rout

Jitender Gupta
Curtains On The Regnal?
outlookindia.com
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Rahul Baba is clearly the black sheep of the Congress family and everyone’s favourite punching bag. But put your ear to the ground that has shaken beneath the feet of the Congress party and you hear Sonia Gandhi being targeted. For the first time, there are Congressmen and women speaking of a post-dynasty future, if indeed there is to be one. Simultaneously, the traditional loyalists, who still imagine that they have something left to lose, have formed a ring around the first family and continue to defend it stoutly.

However, despite their best efforts, a rebellion has begun that will only pick up momentum in the coming months as the authority of the first family looks set to be undermined and challenged. Serious charges are being made about the structures run by both Sonia and Rahul. A sampler of what former ministers, ordinary MPs and party workers are saying about the debacle, its aftermath, and the first family:

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