The road to 2019

The Congress party has gained from these Assembly elections in two ways. One, it has managed to improve its bargaining power in the Opposition. And two, party president Rahul Gandhi’s image has improved substantially. But will the Opposition parties, if they successfully form a mahagathbandhan, accept him as a possible prime ministerial candidate? After all, there are others who are equally, or more, eligible for the post. More important, will people who desire a stable government in power want a coalition of regional parties? The Congress has won this round, but there are many difficult decisions ahead.

Jayasree Thampi,




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