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Rahul Gandhi, whom many looked on as a reluctant heir to power, a man who inherited his position without merit and led the party without conviction, has now brought the National Congress Party, and the family, to its knees.
Rahul Gandhi, whom many looked on as a reluctant heir to power, a man who inherited his position without merit and led the party without conviction, has now brought the National Congress Party, and the family, to its knees.
(Altaf Qadri/Associated Press)

Indian election spells the end of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty

The venerable Indian National Congress Party – the natural governing party in the world’s largest democracy, the party of Nehru and Gandhi – has just suffered its most devastating electoral defeat ever at the hands of the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party and its polarizing, pro-business leader, Narendra Modi.