Why Priyanka Gandhi’s Plunge Into Politics is All Hype, No Substance

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Why Priyanka Gandhi’s Plunge Into Politics is All Hype, No Substance

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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rahmastra is the fireball that can destroy the world. It is the weapon of last resort. It’s taken out when you have nothing else left. Bring out the Brahmastra, or face certain death.

Priyanka Gandhi has long been called the Congress party’s Brahmastra. She’s finally been used because the Congress was facing certain death in Uttar Pradesh. After the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party’s formidable alliance in the state, the Congress looked like a non-factor. Uttar Pradesh appeared to be a bipolar contest for the first time since 1985.

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