May 16, 2014

The Beginning of the End for the Gandhis?

Joshua Keating, Slate

The Associated Press

In addition to what Modi’s tenure will mean for Indian politics, the election also raises questions about the future of one of the India’s most powerful political dynasty.

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TAGGED: Sonia Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Congress Party, India, Narendra Modi, BJP


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