DINNER PARTY

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 15 Mar 2018 11:38:55

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


THE dinner party hosted for leaders of twenty opposition parties by UPA chairperson Mrs. Sonia Gandhi is another futile attempt to flog a dead horse called the United Front that can defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA in the 2019 general elections. This is another last-ditch effort by Congress to stay relevant in national electoral politics after the whiplash it received in various Assembly elections over the last four years. The latest wipe-out of Congress in the North-East has hastened the party’s process of cobbling together a united alliance of ‘like-minded parties’. Though all parties have agreed in principle to form a big umbrella to fight the BJP juggernaut, the fact remains that most of the likely partners of this would-be alliance stand on shaky grounds in national politics at the moment. Forming a United Front by non-BJP parties is not new in Indian politics. Desperate attempts were made earlier too but the the alliances withered away quickly over differences among partners. Congress’ latest attempt also appears to meet the same fate.

DINNER PARTY


THE dinner party hosted for leaders of twenty opposition parties by UPA chairperson Mrs. Sonia Gandhi is another futile attempt to flog a dead horse called the United Front that can defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA in the 2019 general elections. This is another last-ditch effort by Congress to stay relevant in national electoral politics after the whiplash it received in various Assembly elections over the last four years. The latest wipe-out of Congress in the North-East has hastened the party’s process of cobbling together a united alliance of ‘like-minded parties’. Though all parties have agreed in principle to form a big umbrella to fight the BJP juggernaut, the fact remains that most of the likely partners of this would-be alliance stand on shaky grounds in national politics at the moment. Forming a United Front by non-BJP parties is not new in Indian politics. Desperate attempts were made earlier too but the the alliances withered away quickly over differences among partners. Congress’ latest attempt also appears to meet the same fate.