Advertisement
Saturday, Dec 04, 2021
Outlook.com
Prez Polls

13 Cooks Too Many

The Congress hopes against hope for the entire ­Opposition to agree on a candidate for president

13 Cooks Too Many
Raisina Beat |
13 Cooks Too Many
outlookindia.com
2017-05-13T10:44:11+05:30

Facing the threat of oblivion, the Grand Old Party of India is desperately trying to shake off its deep-rooted torpor and remain relevant in the rapidly-shrinking political ground that it finds its­elf in. With the BJP on a roll and going about their avowed goal of occupying the entire political space “from Pan­chayat to Parliament” in an ext­remely systematic and clinical manner, the Congress—in its present disarrayed form—appears far removed from presenting any challenge.

After humiliating setbacks in successive state assembly elections—Punjab being the only exception—the Congress is hobbling around not only to set its own house in order, but also to forge Opposition unity to take on the might of PM Narendra Modi’s popularity and Amit Shah’s shrewdness. The upco­ming elections for the president and vice-president of the country are being seen as a test case for the Opposition parties—whether they can come toget­her and put up joint candidates for the two Constitutional posts.

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Shaheen Bagh, CAA, Farmers’ Protest: Hip-Hop Is The Voice Of Dissent In India

Shaheen Bagh, CAA, Farmers’ Protest: Hip-Hop Is The Voice Of Dissent In India

Young, brash and little-known artistes are using hip-hop as an outlet to speak up and speak out.

World Disability Day: Visually Impaired Girls In Himachal Use Education To Dispel Darkness

World Disability Day: Visually Impaired Girls In Himachal Use Education To Dispel Darkness

Umang Foundation in Himachal Pradesh has helped many blind and visually impaired persons achieve their dreams by giving them access to higher education.

Mayank Notches Maiden 100 Vs NZ – Statistical Highlights

Mayank Notches Maiden 100 Vs NZ – Statistical Highlights

Mayank Agarwal's ton against New Zealand on Friday was his first since his 243 vs Bangladesh in 2019 at Indore.

Kashmir: Ghulam Nabi Azad Emerges As Key Player In J&K With Or Without Congress

Kashmir: Ghulam Nabi Azad Emerges As Key Player In J&K With Or Without Congress

Crowds at Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad's recent rallies show that he will be a key player in elections in Jammu and Kashmir, when they happen.

Advertisement