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Congress party's month-long silence is welcome; will others follow suit?

It should be there for at least six months, not just one. Television channels will have to reimagine news

ongress President Rahul Gandhi with senior party leader Sonia Gandhi and KC Venugopal at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, in New Delhi | Photo: PTI
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ongress President Rahul Gandhi with senior party leader Sonia Gandhi and KC Venugopal at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, in New Delhi | Photo: PTI

Joydeep Ghosh
The election cacophony is over. As I write this, the swearing-in ceremony of the new government is about to begin. Soon, portfolios will be announced. And the answer to – kaun banega finance minister? – will be known. 
 
Amid this, the 134-year-old Indian National Congress or the Congress party seems to be in a disarray. Party President Rahul Gandhi has decided to resign from the post, and appears unwilling to change his stance despite senior party leaders’ requests. There are talks of setting up a presidium-kind of system – a committee of people functioning as the authority.
 
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First Published: May 30 2019 | 7:02 PM IST

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