May 19, 2014

The Twilight of the Nehru-Gandhi Dynasty

Haroon Siddiqui, Toronto Star

The Associated Press

The Gandhis had no answer, except to invoke the principles of secularism and the legacy of Nehru, which not too many voters relate to, especially the young, 150 million of whom entered the electoral rolls for the first time. Modi was promising them jobs, the Gandhis some abstract principles, badly articulated.

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TAGGED: Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress Party, Nehru-Gandhi Dynasty, Jawaharlal Nehru, India


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