16th February 2019
My next TOI blog post: The challenge of scaling up the liberal message
In this I talk about building a cadre.
Extracts: ” I believe we need to build a cadre-based liberal party on the lines of CPM.”
“The only risk during the now inevitable scaling up of this effort will come from opportunists. That is why it is important not to force the pace of growth. It will also be important to build internal systems that are purely based on merit. All party positions in the coming months must be determined by internal party democracy, not by any high command. Only once good systems are in place and we are able to lock out opportunists and fly-by-night operators, will India finally find itself a durable liberal party to serve its needs in the decades to come.”