• Thursday, August 11, 2022

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India’s Congress will not name Gandhi as prime ministerial candidate in election battle

Rahul Gandhi

By: Sarwar Alam

India’s main opposition Congress party said on Monday (22) it would not name its leader Rahul Gandhi as the prime ministerial candidate of an alliance seeking to defeat prime minister Narendra Modi in next year’s general election. Congress is working to build an opposition front with other parties in preparation for the vote, and spokesman Sanjay Jha said it would respect the “aspirations” of potential alliance partners though no alternative candidates will be nominated. Jha said the party would be following the same strategy as it did in 2004 when its alliance defeated a coalition led by Modi’s Bharatiya Janata…

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