Can a non-Gandhi Congress leader take on PM Narendra Modi? | TV Shows

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Veteran politician Mallikarjun Kharge will be the Congress’ first head from outside the Gandhi family in 24 years.

Five generations of the Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty have been party presidents and it has given India three prime ministers.

But in 2014, Narendra Modi led the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to a decisive victory and his Hindu nationalist platform has gained more support since then.

Many have blamed Congress’ dependence on one family for its decline.

So can a non-Gandhi party leader take on Modi?

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra


KS Sabarinadhan – vice president of the Congress party’s youth wing in Kerala and a former member of the regional legislature

Sugata Srinivasaraju – columnist and author of a biography of former Indian prime minister HD Deve Gowda

Javed Ansari – journalist and political commentator

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