He is a good guy among wolves.
While this is important historical information, the major political parties have not made much of it. None of the key players are around anymore. The Soviet Union has gone.
The Congress party is confused particularly in economic decision-making.
Brilliance as an economist is not a substitute for political acumen. To be a successful prime minister, you need loads of political acumen. Manmohan Singh needs to acquire this -- fast.
It's going to be a tense and difficult year. It's a period of enormous confusion, division in the ranks at the very top, and lack of clarity. Where do they go?
They should set a very clear priority for the government. There is such a large penumbra of issues. The party needs to come to grips with the reality that it has to be coherent politically.
Ambiguity is Vajpayee's strength, ... His roots are in poetry and literature, and I think that's a big advantage.
It's a choice blessed by the RSS.
Uttar Pradesh is a key battleground state and within Uttar Pradesh, the upper-castes are a key battleground.
The Congress is a vast machine sans direction. There is a driver and a pilot but the direction of the vehicle is unclear. They are muddling along.
It's aimed at a revival of Congress fortunes in north India, where minorities, especially Muslims, form an important vote bank.
She's signaling that she is not interested in power and in Indian politics that makes her influence and capability actually go up. She is now sitting pretty.