“BUT IN A DEMOC­RACY, ELEC­TIONS ARE HELD. I OPENLY IN­VITE (SHE­HZAD) POONAWALA TO FILE THE NOM­I­NA­TION AND CON­TEST.”

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Congress leader and seem­ingly chief syco­phant MANI SHANKAR AI­YAR ap­pended these lines to an ill-con­ceived com­men­tary about the dif­fer­ence be­tween the ‘demo­cratic’ Congress party and the pa­tri­lin­eal Mughals. Never one to spurn an open goal, prime min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi twisted Ai­yar’s re­marks to “con­grat­u­late the Congress on their ‘Au­rangzebi raj’.” That said, what was Ai­yar think­ing? Can a process in which Rahul Gandhi is made Congress pres­i­dent with­out a hint of a chal­lenge be con­sid­ered healthy?

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