02 March, 2021

Delhi Diary

Narendrabhai would have a much stronger fight on his hands if he faced a more coherent opposition.

Delhi Diary
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Battle Lost Before a Fight

Not since Chandra Shekhar’s forgettable but mercifully brief five-month government have we had rulers so inept and ham-handed. It seems as if the Keystone Cops are in power. And yet, they have such a battery of brain power, so many degrees from Harvard and Cambridge. I begin to wonder if it is just incompetence or a serious loss of nerve. It has been said before and needs to be said again, Mr Narendra Modi’s seemingly irresistible rise is directly proportional to the revulsion in the country against the Congress party. Narendrabhai would have a much stronger fight on his hands if he faced a more coherent opposition.

I write this as an erstwhile friend of the Congress who in this general election was forced to press the NOTA button. However, the predicted demise/disintegration of the party and the predicted demise/disintegration...

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