An Oppn in disarray must reinvent its strategy to combat a 24X7 politician like Modi
In the aftermath of the 2014 general election debacle, I asked a senior Congressman how his party would now battle the Narendra Modi juggernaut. “Not to worry, we have time on our side,” he claimed rather confidently. The message was that with Rahul Gandhi still in his early forties, five years out of power wasn’t an issue. Now, almost three years later, the 2017 electoral verdict in Uttar Pradesh and beyond has only confirmed that time is rapidly running out for the Congress and the Opposition. The prime minister has already made his intentions clear: He wants to see a “new India” emerge in 2022, underlining his determination to be in office for 10 years and beyond.
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Hindustan Times, March 16, 2017
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