The obvious choice as prime minister should the NDA return to power. So far, the strongest prime ministerial hopeful.
Transformed into a leader of some standing, despite being written off by critics and sympathisers alike as a liability. Should the Congress combination win, she could ride out all contentious issues.
Mulayam Singh Yadav
Hoping to fork out a coalition of non-BJP, non-Congress MPs with outside support of whoever can give it. At best, a tight-rope walk for him.
Missed his ‘historic’ opportunity after the 1996 elections. Despite that, the venerable leader is the only one who commands the respect of faction-ridden and squabbling Third...