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Status quo means the Congress will continue to lose ground

Indian National Congress | Congress | Rahul Gandhi

Business Standard Editorial Comment  |  New Delhi 

The outlook for the is steadily getting bleaker. As the only potential nationwide alternative to the (BJP), it has lost credibility as a political force in state after state, losing to both the BJP and regional parties. In recent years it has lost ground in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Delhi, and West Bengal to regional parties; and in Assam, Haryana, and Karnataka to the BJP, besides Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. It has ceased to count in Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Bihar, having been in that position in Gujarat two decades ago. Its resurgence in Madhya Pradesh (MP) has been undone, in Rajasthan it is faction-ridden, and in Maharashtra, it is now only a minor force. In Odisha and several other states, it now comes third.



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First Published: Wed, November 18 2020. 00:19 IST