Tag: rahul gandhi

Why 2019 could accelerate the process of a Congress-free India?

A look at the total number of seats where the Congress stood first and second, and matching it with the BJP’s, tell an interesting story. The Congress continued losing even the number 2 slot on many seats during the ‘90s, mainly in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Since the Congress was slipping rapidly and the BJP wasn’t rising as fast, we had fissionable 3rd Front governments. That

Remonetising the Indian economy with Rahul Gandhi

On Monday, Congress president Rahul Gandhi declared the promise of a ‘minimum income guarantee’ for every poor Indian household, sans the melodrama of ‘wiping away tears’. The idea of a basic income is so powerful that it has even attracted otherwise drab economists to melodramatic descriptions of economic policy. The simplistic idea behind a basic income for