Zoya Hasan

in Congress after Indira

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780195685978
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199082216 | DOI:

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This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the changes and development within the Congress after Indira Gandhi. It discusses the three major changes brought about by Sonia Gandhi's leadership which paved the way for a return of the Congress to power. These include the reassertion of secularism, an alliance with regional parties, and rapprochement with the Left parties. This chapter highlights the party's shift away from ideological frameworks since the 1990s. It also describes how the United Progressive Alliance's political agenda focused on the principles of inclusive growth contributed to the reinvention of the Congress.

Keywords: Congress; Indira Gandhi; Sonia Gandhi; secularism; regional parties; Left parties; ideological frameworks; United Progressive Alliance; inclusive growth

Chapter.  3897 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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