The Rahul Gandhi doctrine: will it work?

One of the most persistent critiques of the Congress party has been the allegation that it indulges in dynastic politics. But even that allegation is likely to flounder soon enough, as Rahul Gandhi pushes ahead with his efforts at completely democratising the internal politics of the party, starting with the Youth Congress, says Anil Padmanabhan in Mint.

Theoretically, all of it sounds so wonderfully seductive, especially to the urban middle class, which is otherwise cynical about politicians.

But we all know the realities are so different and challenging.

While the Gandhis may, for whatever reason, want to seek a change, vested interests may not be so willing to comply.

At the moment, the Gandhi family is on top of the game.

They ensured the Congress returned to power in 2004, even though it was only as a coalition leader. In a winning situation, discipline is natural.

But what if the 2009 verdict throws up a nasty surprise for the Congress party? That is when the doctrine of the Gandhis would be put to the test.

If it survives, Rahul Gandhi would have proved more than just a point.

Read the entire article here.

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