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Is the Opposition falling apart?

From the Hindi heartland to the south, but also the east and, of course, Delhi the cracks are spreading

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Congress chief Rahul Gandhi after paying tribute to former PM Jawaharlal Nehru on his 55th death anniversary | Photo: PTI

Karan Thapar
After the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) phenomenal victory and its own crushing defeat, I’ve started to ask myself a disturbing question: Is the Opposition falling apart? I can’t answer conclusively but I also can’t deny there are clear signs it is. What’s worse is that the disintegration that’s distinctly visible is likely to get worse.
Let’s start with the big picture. The Congress has gone into a crisis, in UP the gathbandhan has split, in Andhra and Telangana the Opposition is merging with the BJP or the TRS, in Karnataka the Congress-JD(S) government is in danger of collapsing and
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First Published: Jun 30 2019 | 8:55 PM IST

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