- The Congress mimicked Indian society, its confusions, its hopes, its hypocrisy and its sense of plurality. Its genius lay in being not an ideologically uniform party but a conglomeration and celebration of shifting viewpoints.
- D K Barooah’s claim that ‘
Indiais Indira and Indira is India’ was a stupid but a more lethal imitation of ‘What is good for General Motors is good for ’. Each statement while repeatedly quotable was disastrous in terms of its politics. America