Priyanka Gandhi: The Brahmastra for a Congress Desperate for Ideas

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Priyanka Gandhi: The Brahmastra for a Congress Desperate for Ideas

Illustration: Akshita Monga

 

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n her surprise last speech to the Members of the Commons in 1601 – now known as The Golden Speech – Queen Elizabeth I said, “I do not so much rejoice that God hath made me to be a Queen, as to be a Queen over so thankful a people.” Though she meant something entirely different, Elizabeth I’s speech underscores the nature of hierarchy, where truth often becomes subservient to belief. Priyanka Gandhi’s belated entry into active Indian politics must seem remedial to the already thankful.

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