30 July, 2021

Unpredictable Grades

It’s a strange equilibrium as every plus-point of Rahul Gandhi as leader seems to have a con to match

Illustration by R. Prasad
Unpredictable Grades


  • Pro He represents change and fresh energy, which the party urgently needs
  • Con Rahul takes over at a time when the Congress has lost much of its relevance as a national party


  • Pro Rahul maintains close contact with his chosen set of people, keeping tabs on progress through them
  • Con How he uses the wisdom and experience of the Congress elders is not yet clear and can be a challenge


  • Pro As a Gandhi scion there are no challengers to Rahul’s leadership in the party
  • Con But the Congress may go into “sleep” mode without Rahul’s...

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