Daily The Hindu Editorial vocabulary (05-07-2019)
With Rahul Gandhi stating categorically स्पष्ट रूप से that he would not continue as Congress president, one uncertainty that had gripped सोचने के लिए मजबूर the party has ended. But this culmination पराकाष्ठा does not end the disorder and chaos अराजकता in the party, which is in a state of paralysis since its rout पराजय in the parliamentary election. Mr. Gandhi’s letter of resignation is part self-reflection, about the Congress in general and his own personal role in it, and part a critique आलोचना of the state of affairs of Indian politics. Mr. Gandhi felt the need for introspection आत्मनिरीक्षण and accountability, and restated his long-held position that he was in politics not for power but social change. By sticking to his decision to quit as party chief, he has thrown a challenge at his colleagues to find a life outside the shelter of the Nehru-Gandhi family. The coterie (मण्डली company) that flourished निखरा around his mother and predecessor पूर्वज Sonia Gandhi had reduced politics to manipulation जोड़-तोड़ and turned the party into an instrument of vested (स्थित located) interests. A small club of self-seekers who reinforce शक्ति बढ़ाना one another and don’t face the electorate had taken over the Congress years before Mr. Gandhi came on the scene. His letter is an indictment कलंक of these leaders, whose personal fortunes भाग्य never waned कम हो, even as the party’s plummeted गिरावट.