Gandhi family under fire for decline of Congress party in India

Questions are being raised over whether the Gandhi family needs to take a step back after Mr Rahul Gandhi (centre) quit as Congress president.
Questions are being raised over whether the Gandhi family needs to take a step back after Mr Rahul Gandhi (centre) quit as Congress president.PHOTO: AFP

NEW DELHI - Early this month, interim Congress president Sonia Gandhi decided against celebrating her birthday to show solidarity with farmers who have surrounded the capital, Delhi, in protest against recently-passed farm laws.

All the state units of the party were asked to refrain from celebrating Mrs Gandhi's birthday on Dec 9.

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