Congress president Rahul Gandhi has to guard against Prime Minister Narendra Modi creating a pro-poor wave in favour of the BJP in 2019 Lok Sabha elections. In 1977, the Janata Party, formed by the merger of leading opposition parties, gave the country its first non-Congress Union government. Managing a large coalition is never easy and Rahul Gandhi is not known for his people management skills. And then, Rahul Gandhi also has to guard against Prime Minister Narendra Modi creating a pro-poor wave in favour of the BJP. Will Rahul Gandhi be able to stitch together a big enough alliance to stop the BJP juggernaut?
Source: Mint March 12, 2018 22:19 UTC