Rebellion by Ashok Gehlot loyalists in Rajasthan reaffirms Gandhis’ waning authority in Congress. They have themselves to blame. They won’t give up their feudal style of removing and appointing CMs at will, and attempt to build a consensus. Congress high command hasn’t learnt lessons from its Sidhu-Amarinder episode in Punjab.
Xi can laugh off ‘coup’ rumours. But top officials in jail shows back-stabbing is entrenched
Ensconced among apparatchiks ready to crown him Emperor, President Xi Jinping probably laughed at social media rumours of a coup this weekend. Hubris precedes downfall. Xi’s jailing of top officials and businesspeople has baked back-stabbing into the system. China’s people aren’t on Twitter, but they should be asking these questions.