The writer is national spokesperson of the Congress.
The government has belatedly woken up to the naked truth: India is failing both the medical emergency test and self-destructing by creating an economic washout.
Unemployed youth, short-changed small traders, wiped out SME entrepreneurs and desperate farmers have exposed the disingenuous fault-lines of this oversold campaign that so hoodwinked us all in 2014.
How does the airing of an interview by one political leader, and not another, amount to influencing the vote?
Rahul’s candid admission that the Congress, in it’s second-term, allowed a false sense of invulnerability leading to political hubris is refreshingly honest. He is aware of his dynastic baggage on which he is perpetually questioned. But as he has also said, the headstart does not guarantee assured triumphs.
Change is not easy, and the Congress flirts dangerously with obsolescence if it cannot reinvent urgently.
Dad,I know who is going to win the finals today,said my daughter. No you dont,I said,dismissing her with the same casual flourish with which...