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India: Rahul Gandhi: Is this the end of the Gandhi dynasty? – commentary

Rahul Gandhi

On May 29, 2019 when Indian PM Narendra Modi won a landslide victory in the Indian elections, Rahul Gandhi, the scion of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty and leader of India’s Congress party, emerged at the other end, battered and mauled.

He is the primary heir to the ultimate poli tical dynasty. His great-grandfather, Jawaharlal Nehru, was the first and longest-serving prime minister of India. His grandmother, Indira Gandhi, was the first female prime minister of the country, and his father was India’s youngest prime minister.

If the 2014 election was Congress’ worst political showing ever, Thursday’s  (May 29, 2019) poll delivered a double blow to Mr Gandhi. Congress won just over 50 seats against the 300 plus that Mr Modi’s BJP got; and if that was not bad enough, he lost his own seat in the family bastion of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh.

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INDIA- Emerging Party in 2014 Election Led by Narendra Modi

Emerging Party in 2014 Election in India Led by Militant “Orator”  

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 – By Papri Sri Raman, Truthout | Op-Ed

India, like the United States, is one of the largest democracies in the world – and also home to 1.23 billion people. By April 2014, the country will elect a lower House of Parliament for the 16th time. These elections are being described by the media as a “game changer.” The government of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, led by the Congress Party (Indian National Congress), has been in power since 2004, and the nation is believed to be spoiling for a change. In India, psephologists (those who study elections) call it the “anti-incumbency factor.” Then, this is a country that loves to play the game of predictions. All in all, the political cauldron is bubbling in this corner of the earth, stewing in it is the “Idea of India.”

Why should that interest the world? With the Syria and Iran weapons issues on the table and a general economic slowdown, the world’s eyes are not turned to India.Yet remember, it is recession that created conditions for the Third Reich.   Continue reading

Police order India activist freed after protests

Police order India activist Anna Hazare freed after protests

NEW DELHI,  (Reuters) – Police ordered the release of  India’s leading anti-corruption campaigner from jail yesterday  after mounting nationwide protests against his arrest for  planning a hunger strike forced a U-turn by beleaguered Prime  Minister Manmohan Singh.

Veteran Indian social activist Anna Hazare gestures from a car after being detained by police in New Delhi yesterday. REUTERS/Adnan Abid

The arrest of the 74-year-old Anna Hazare early yesterday  sparked outrage from opposition parties and spontaneous  protests, from candle-light vigils to the burning of effigies of  government figures, in cities across India.

Dressed in his trademark white shirt, white cap and  spectacles in the style of independence leader Mahatma Gandhi,  Hazare has won support from many Indians sick of endemic  corruption in Asia’s third largest economy.

A close aide who had also been arrested told reporters  Hazare was refusing to leave the jail until he obtained  government permission to continue his fast in a park in the  capital.

Police also released about 1,500 of Hazare’s followers  detained in Delhi for defying the police order not to protest.

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