Jyoti Malhotra writes in NDTV India’s grand old party has become truly federal in the 132nd year of its existence. With the senior leadership of the Congress out of town or planning to travel soon, the legislative party units of several of the five states going to the polls over the next few weeks have virtually seceded from the Congress High Command in Delhi. According to party officials, if he has planned to take another week off touring Shanghai and Beijing on the invitation of the Communist Party of China from January 15-22. After all, party-to-party ties, comes the pat Congress argument, especially with the most powerful political party in the world, cannot be ignored.
Source - Jyoti Malhotra / NDTV