Activists of the Indian National Lok Dal protest against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi over the FDI issue in Gurgaon

Activists of the Indian National Lok Dal protest against Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi over the FDI issue in Gurgaon - PTI

Activists of the Indian National Lok Dal protest against Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi over the FDI issue in Gurgaon - PTI

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A political party which seeks a text book start often remains superficial, pretending that the preamble or the introduction remains the real thing. For a party that created a great propaganda machine to devastate the Congress during the election, the Bharatiya Janata Party regime has little to say.

The Narendra Modi government approaching the 100-day mark demands an assessment of its performance. A national television channel even arranged, more a boxing match than a debate, a programme on whether Mr Modi’s foreign policy is continuity or radical change.