Sunday, December 16, 2007
It looks like Modi will return to power in Gujarat, albeit with slightly less seats, and with no thanks to the lacklustre efforts of the BJP hierarchy or the RSS. The uncharismatic Rajnath Singh needs to be shifted out. These months with him in the top job have been lost months, and time is wasting. There's no point in keeping this guy on as leader, when he can be shifted to the back room, like some sombre-faced Japanese LDP honcho. Time to get some of the better faces from the next rung in there to reinvigorate the party. Naidu looks like a reasonable choice for the near future, and once Modi has done all he can in Gujarat, it would be nice to see him take a shot at national leadership, since he's a strong campaigner and doesn't back down.