India’s Lost Opposition

India’s Congress party is having a moment. It won’t be enough to unseat Modi.

Debasish Roy Chowdhury in Persuasion

Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir: A supporter of India’s Congress party holds a flag while walking past a billboard depicting Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during his 4,000 km march across the country. (Photo by Idrees Abbas/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

A clear analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of India’s oldest party in it’s winter of discontent in opposition. Indian politics may appear tectonic and slow moving, but that is largely an illusion brought about by a tradition of longevity among senior leaders.