Thursday, February 09, 2012

Congress party and Tata group

There is an interesting parallel between the Congress party and the Tata business group. When it was time to decide who should succeed Ratan Tata as Chairman of the group, the toss-up was between the son and the son-in-law of the single largest shareholder namely Shapoorji Pallonji. (Mistry and Noel Tata)
In the Congress party, Sonia Gandhi may be succeeded by her son or son-in-law. (Rahul or Robert Vadera)

According to media reports, Robert Vadera has explained, "I can definitely win an election from anywhere". His chutzpah and links to Gandhi family doubly qualify him to preside over the GOP. The ever-diffident Rahul may lose out. Far-fetched? Did anyone ever assume Sonia Gandhi would one day captain the party?

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