• Thursday, October 06, 2022

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India’s Congress party crowns Rahul Gandhi president

Rahul Gandhi

By: Sarwar Alam

India’s opposition Congress party named Rahul Gandhi as its new leader on Monday (12), capping years of speculation about the scion of the dynasty that has ruled the country for much of its independent history. The 47-year-old has long been seen as the likely successor of his mother Sonia, who took over as party president nearly two decades ago following the assassination of her husband Rajiv. But doubts emerged after Rahul led the party to its worst ever general election defeat in 2014, gaining a reputation as a reluctant politician who lacks the ruthlessness to succeed in the cutthroat politics of the…

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