Why do you think Congress has done well in General Election 2009?

The mandate is clearly in favour of Congress and its allies. Congress has posted its best results in decades. Despite an effective campaign, BJP lead NDA alliance not only failed to muster numbers, it merely repeated its existing performance even in BJP led states. Is the vote for Congress a vote for stability? Did BJP fail to influence public opinion despite raising relevant issues? Did Modi’s theatrics...

A K Antony most likely to be the next PM

NEW DELHI: With backroom discussions on in full swing in the quest for a new, viable government and talk about the Left coming around once again supporting a Congress-led government, the unlikely name of Defence Minister A K Antony has been thrown up as a compromise candidate acceptable to both sides.