May 18, 2014

Why the Congress Dynasty Fell from Grace

Doug Sanders, Globe and Mail

The Associated Press

The world’s political elephants are slowly dying off – those huge, all-encompassing political parties that dominated nations for decades. If there was any doubt that the age of the mega-party is over, observe the fall of grace this week of the mighty Indian National Congress. It is the world’s most elephantine political party; no other is so large, so old, so possessed of long memory, so respected for its stability and grace, and so plodding, slow-moving and changeless.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Rahul Gandhi, Congress Party, India

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

May 16, 2014
The Beginning of the End for the Gandhis?
Joshua Keating, Slate
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. more ››
If Congress comes out battered and bruised today — as is expected — it must start thinking of ways to reboot the party. In this regard, a dispassionate appraisal of the Gandhi family leadership is imperative. The... more ››
May 6, 2014
Trouble for the Scion of India
The Economist
What is to be discerned from this? Those seeking glimmers of hope for Congress suggest that the BJP may not be doing as well as it claims. Earlier on May 5th, Mr Modi spoke at a rally in Faizabad, with a large picture of Lord Ram... more ››
India's opposition leader Narendra Modi and his party won national elections in a landslide Friday, preliminary results showed, driving the long-dominant Congress party out of power in the most commanding victory India has seen... more ››
Among the many challenges that the new government will face, one will definitely be foreign policy. The world is going through testing times: The US is due to pull its troops out of Afghanistan, Russia’s economic clout is... more ››