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Letter to BS: Congress will have to go back to people, take up their issues

Congress leaders, starting with the Gandhis, have failed to use the last six years to reconnect with the people

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Congress | Rahul Gandhi | Sonia Gandhi

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SACHIN PILOT, RAHUL GANDHI

Apropos the column “ has lost the plot” (July 22), the grand old party has not only lost it, but is in a similar situation that the BJP was in after losing two successive elections in 2004 and 2009. However, the BJP’s performance under late Atal Bihari Vajpayee then was much better than now. Atalji got punished by none other than the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. The infighting was so intense that after the BJP’s defeat in 2009, former party member and Union minister Arun Shourie went on to say that the BJP was kati patang and Rajnath Singh (then party president) Alice in Blunderland. Due to its strong ideology, there wasn't a big exodus from the BJP then, unlike what the is facing now.

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First Published: Thu, July 23 2020. 23:13 IST
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