‘The Gandhis Must Retire from Politics, Leave Congress Now, their Presence Only Helps Modi’—Ram Guha

In an interview to Karan Thapar for The Wire Ramachandra Guha spelt out in detail why he believes the Gandhis are both weakening Congress whilst strengthening the Modi government. First, he says the Gandhis don’t have a consistent ideology. “Sonia…

'The Gandhis Must Retire from Politics, Leave Congress Now, their Presence Only Helps Modi'—Ram Guha

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In an interview to Karan Thapar for The Wire Ramachandra Guha spelt out in detail why he believes the Gandhis are both weakening Congress whilst strengthening the Modi government. First, he says the Gandhis don’t have a consistent ideology. “Sonia and Rahul claim to be principled secularists one day and promote soft Hindutva the next. They take credit for the free-market reforms promoted by past Congress governments one day but pour scorn on entrepreneurs the next.” He added: “they only believe in family control of the party. Rahul and Priyanka have never known otherwise.” Summing up his own views, he said “the Gandhis have no coherent ideology”.

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