Wednesday, Jul 06, 2022
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Selling Sonia

With a whirlwind successful tour of the South, Sonia revives Congress hopes

Indira Gandhi would never have envisaged this role for her Italian bahu. But there she was on the centrestage of Indian politics, orchestrating the resurrection of the Congress and emphatically reiterating the stranglehold of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty over the 113-year-old party. The Sitaram Kesris and the Pranab Mukherjees have suddenly faded into the margins with Rajiv Gandhi's widow leading the Congress challenge. Now more than ever before, a leaderless Congress is being totally identified with a single persona—Sonia Gandhi.

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