In this Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 file photo, Rahul Gandhi, center, senior member of India's ruling Congress Party and son of its leader Sonia Gandhi, salutes with other party members durin

 

              In this Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 file photo, Rahul Gandhi, center, senior member of India
In this Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 file photo, Rahul Gandhi, center, senior member of India's ruling Congress Party and son of its leader Sonia Gandhi, salutes with other party members during a function for Independence Day in New Delhi, India. India’s national election is not expected for a year, but the campaign has already begun. The opposition BJP, which has resisted naming a prime ministerial candidate from among its many leaders, began coalescing around Narendra Modi, the successful and deeply polarizing politician who launched a scathing attack against the ‘termites’’ of the ruling Congress party. Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi, long assumed to Congress’s candidate, hinted he might not want the job after all, even as he laid the groundwork for the coming election by plowing through meetings with coalition allies and party lawmakers. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer, File)