The NDA’s prime ministerial puzzle
Published on Friday, 29 June 2012 19:37
In a democracy it is a good sign when the Opposition gets ready for the next round of the electoral battle and names it’s prime ministerial candidate in advance. The people then get adequate notice about the choice they have. In 2004, the Congress was in the Opposition and though it’s president Sonia Gandhi was the clear leader, she was never projected as the prime ministerial candidate. In fact Dr. Manmohan Singh, who ultimately became the Prime Minister, had not even contested the Lok Sabha elections.
But then as the principal opposition party, the BJP has demonstrated a remarkable obsession about its next prime ministerial candidate. To many neutral