Re­align­ing re­la­tions

Business Standard - - DEMOCRACY AT WORK -

Spec­u­la­tion over the re­la­tion­ship be­tween the two Gandhi sis­ters in law — Me­naka and So­nia — re-sur­faces be­fore every elec­tion. This time is no dif­fer­ent, es­pe­cially as it is well known that Varun Gandhi has never got his due from the Bharatiya Janata Party lead­er­ship. Last week, So­nia vis­ited the na­tional fes­ti­val of or­ganic ma­te­ri­als be­ing hosted by Maneka Gandhi’s Min­istry of Women and Child De­vel­op­ment. So­nia is known to visit exhibitions of nat­u­ral and or­ganic prod­ucts and fab­rics. The UPA chair­per­son was seen halt­ing at var­i­ous stalls and spent nearly 90 min­utes there. Al­though both sides clar­i­fied that there was no pol­i­tics in the visit, there are many who have noted how quick off the bat Me­naka was on the #MeToo is­sue, her pub­licly crit­i­cal stand on the killing of a ti­gress on or­ders from a se­nior mem­ber of the Ma­ha­rash­tra cabi­net also did not go un­no­ticed. Some re­align­ments in the Gandhi Pari­var?

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