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The Pak Banker - - EDITORIAL -

RASHANT' means pa­cific. Prashant Bhushan is any­thing but. 'Rahul', ac­cord­ing to early Upan­ishads, means con­queror of all mis­eries. Rahul Gandhi knows he doesn't fit the bill though he does de­serve ap­plause as the rare op­po­si­tion leader who dares to stand up to Prime Min­is­ter Modi's wil­ful rule. Prashant and Rahul thus strangely share a des­tiny. Should they unite their enor­mous en­er­gies, they may well save In­dian democ­racy from get­ting crushed by a stri­dent right-wing state.

Let's fig­ure out if in­deed there's a meet­ing ground for the two. The Congress though re­duced to less than 10 per cent of seats in the Lok Sabha re­mains the only party with reach from Kash­mir to Kanyaku­mari.

The Congress also rep­re­sents a his­tory of things that have gone wrong with In­dia over the last sev­eral decades, which in turn have paved the way for

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