A long march through India: Rahul Gandhi’s bid to revive Congress Party
27 January 2023 | 10:32 am
As India celebrates Republic Day, 52-year-old Rahul Gandhi, heir to the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, is due to complete a march of more than 3,500 kilometres across India next week. His aim is to put the opposition Congress Party back on the political map after a string of scandals and political defeats.
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