Sonia, it seems, would be happy with the one-party rule, Congress being the party of natural governance. Jaitley endorses Advani’s refrain that India’s polity is evolving towards a two-party system. Karat, on the contrary, roots for a third wedge.
From the voter’s point of view, of course, a simple choice between two candidates is the most desirable. But then there should always be some scope for surprises without which life becomes colorless and drab. [TNM]