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Facing unsparing dissent within the party, Congress on the edge, again

The latest crisis the party is facing stems from its disheartening performance in the Bihar Assembly elections, and dismal showing in the Assembly bypolls for 59 seats in 11 states

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Congress | Rahul Gandhi | Sonia Gandhi

Archis Mohan 

For long, the Congress was the umbrella party of India. But fewer and fewer of its erstwhile support groups wish to stand underneath that umbrella anymore.

The latest crisis the party is facing stems from its disheartening performance in the Bihar Assembly elections, and dismal showing in the Assembly bypolls for 59 seats in 11 states. Ironically, the utility of the Congress for its Bihar allies was that the once all-embracing party was to help the alliance net upper caste votes. The Congress leadership isn’t unnerved that it failed to win upper castes, but ...

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First Published: Sun, November 22 2020. 20:54 IST
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