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The end of the Rajasthan political crisis shows no side could win this game of brinkmanship. But this is just a band-aid fix. Rahul Gandhi appears to have finally woken up to the existential crisis in Congress. He must now allow the party to address larger leadership and generational issues.

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  1. If Mr Rahul Gandhi took his job as head of the Congress party – never mind the designation – seriously, devoted sufficient time to it, was accessible to leaders and also occasionally to party workers, this crisis could have been defused in good time. Not giving Mr Scindia an appointment for one year set the stage for his rebellion and eventual fall of the state government. Mrs Gandhi was the siblings’ age when she became PM. They have had the world presented to them on a platter and see what little they have made of it.

  2. “Some people” want to be a king without portfolio. If even the king has to work, then what’s the point in being a king? The king should have unlimited power to create a mess, and he should have unlimited resources and help to clear the debris thus generated. His power lies in creating Shiva-like mayhem. That’s the only way the commoners whose only job is to work will know how their Supreme leader differs from them.

    Now it’s up to you to decide if by “some people”, the phrase used right in the beginning of this comment I mean
    Rahul Gandhi, or
    Narendra Modi.
    They are both fundamentally alike in temperament. Like poles repel, if you remember your school physics. That’s why RaGa and NaMo hate each other so intensely. But why am I saying all this? Because I saw the phrase , “address leadership issues” in the title of this article. And here is one more and striking likeness between RaGa and NaMo : BOTH ARE HORRIBLE WHEN IT COMES TO LEADING. let this be some food for thought for you. They both are disastrous leaders. One has nearly destroyed a fine political party, the other has destroyed a fine and beautiful country. Or they are getting there, it’s work in progress, work in HECTIC progress.


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