What will happen next in India?

1. This can be called the Second Janata Party government, because it will have many features of the Janata Party government which came into existence in 1977 following the Emergency.

The Janata Party of 1977 was really a coalition of several parties whose leaders, like Morarji Desai and Charan Singh, fought each other, and did little else, (except instituting cases against Indira Gandhi), until the party collapsed in 1979. Similar is likely to be the fate of the present unholy alliance.

Justice Markandey Katju: Aaya Nitish Gaya Nitish

Justice Markandey Katju writes: Indian politicians have no principles; unless the pursuit of power and pelf can be described as one. They keep changing their parties as regularly as the Italian adventurer Casanova would change his mistresses. The latest in this fold of trapeze artists is Bihar’s 72-year-old chief minister, Nitish Kumar. He reminds one of the French politician Charles Maurice de Talleyrand (1754-1838) who kept switching sides all his life like a weathervane. He had the uncanny skill for sniffing which side the political wind was blowing.