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Congress's biggest liability is its glorious past

After the 2004 victory, Congress allowed its hangers-on and its own fake Socialist nostalgia to override the most important political argument for the day and years to come


Shekhar Gupta
Forget what Ghulam Nabi Azad is saying for now. The question we need to ask first is more fundamental: Why do we even need to bother about the state of the Congress party? Does the party even matter any longer? If so, why? What does it stand for?

The party has won nearly nothing electorally since the winter of 2018.

In Kerala, the party conceded an unprecedented successive term to the Left, it declined further in West Bengal—if such a thing was possible, failed to regain Haryana and Manipur and was wiped out in its Punjab stronghold. Although, to be fair, its
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First Published: Aug 27 2022 | 9:30 AM IST

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