I imagine that Guha could have marshalled many arguments to reject Rahul Gandhi and dismiss those of us who have the courage of our conviction in publicly standing by him.
There are two ways of spending these dark moments: to count our blessings and the moments of joy and comfort our party has given us, or to whine about what we did not receive.
The recent developments in the Congress party, are, by all indications, more than a storm in a tea cup. This is so because despite the thousands of tea cups consumed by the authors of the leaked letter over the years at the exclusive club of the AICC, they have chosen to complain about the quality of tea served. But they have left us all wondering if there are tea lea...
The loss of promising young leaders, irrespective of the reason, is indeed unfortunate and sad. But the young, who feel we older generation are not giving way, must not forget that there are even younger ones waiting on the sides.
When the migrant labour returns home, how will they access PDS, not having local cards? How will their children continue their studies? How will local authorities know that they have returned to their homes and should be given the monetary relief meant for labour?
Disobedience in a democracy has suddenly become central to our public discourse because of the protests inspired by Shaheen Bagh. Clearly the government has no idea about the concept but there is some reason to believe that people opposed to the government's position might also be mistaken about its dimensions.
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