5 December 2022

Can a non-Gandhi Congress leader take on PM Narendra Modi? | Inside Story

It is a political first in India in 24 years. The main opposition Congress now has a head from outside the Nehru-Gandhi family, which has dominated the party since independence in 1947 and given India three prime ministers. The centrist party held an election and chose Mallikarjun Kharge, a veteran politician and former minister who has led the party in parliament. The Congress' support has fallen sharply as prime minister Narendra Modi's right-wing BJP dominates the political space. So can a non-Gandhi leader take on Modi with national elections due in 2024? Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra Guests K.S. 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 who has written a biography of former Indian prime minister H.D. Deve Gowda Javed Ansari – journalist and political commentator Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ Check out our Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/aljazeeraenglish/ #India #MallikarjunKharge #AICC #IndianNationalCongress #NarendraModi #InsideStory
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