Rahul Gandhi, president of the Indian National Congress party. Photo: Bloomberg

As Congress leader Rahul Gandhi enters ‘great sulk’, Modi’s BJP smells blood

  • The Congress president wants to step down, but his own party won’t let him. Will he go back to the political grass roots or will power be shared on a panel?
  • His succession dilemma is Congress’ ‘crisis for survival’, according to experts – and the ruling BJP has sensed weakness
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Rahul Gandhi, president of the Indian National Congress party. Photo: Bloomberg
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The Indian National Congress won 52 seats in 2019, a marginal improvement from the 44 it secured in the previous election. Photo: EPA
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On Reflection by Shashi Tharoor

Congress can recover from election drubbing by Modi – if it looks to Kerala: Shashi Tharoor

  • The opposition party was relegated to a distant runner-up in the polls as Hindu nationalist messaging swayed voters
  • But the Congress-led United Democratic Front, which secured 19 seats in Kerala, is a look at the future of the party and of India, writes Shashi Tharoor

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The Indian National Congress won 52 seats in 2019, a marginal improvement from the 44 it secured in the previous election. Photo: EPA
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