Sonia Gandhi

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Sonia Gandhi Should Realise Only Democracy Can Save the Congress Now

I write this as a 79-year-old citizen with no formal political affiliation but a lifelong allegiance to the ideals of the anti-colonial freedom movement enshrined in the preamble of the Indian constitution.

I hold to the view that, contrary to the monochromatic western models of nationalism, it was a monumental achievement of the leaders of that movement led by the Indian National Congress to forge a post-colonial nation and republic from an inclusive and pluralist vision.

I have also the faith that, after all the turmoil the Congress has suffered through recent years, a very large leadership and mass base of the party still adhere to that vision as the only archive of values that can ensure the survival and progress of this diverse polity.

Source: The wire