丧钟为印度国大党而鸣

纽约—亚洲两强印度和中国的政局突然间变得扑朔迷离起来。当然,中国仍然是专制国家。但侵犯人权大丑闻和镇压持异见者正在造成越来越严重的内部混乱,特别是高层清洗事件。

与此相反,印度有着稳固的自由民主根基,与中国相比,它散发着迷人的气息。但很多人认为印度同样面临着不确定的政治前景。

特别是,如今印度人广泛相信该国两大政党之一的国大党(由索尼娅·甘地及其子拉胡尔·甘地实际控制)大势已去,将成明日黄花。用《经济学人》(Economist)的话说,“国大党……四面楚歌”,“面临长期衰落……的危险” 。

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