Ashok Mitra in the Telegraph:
Most other political outfits are scared to death at the prospect of the BJP’s assumption of power at the national level on a long-term basis. Even those with an intense dislike for feudal totems such as the monarchy are, therefore, impelled to lend support to the Congress to form a government at the Centre; they judge it to be a lesser evil. In case the conscience of one or two of these parties will not allow them to offer direct support to the Congress, they could be relied upon to exercise a veto on any proposal to vote the BJP to power, thereby indirectly clearing the coast for the Congress...
...the most important part of which is the Nehru-Gandhi family. It is in every sense a love-me-love-my-dog kind of situation.
...As long as the BJP continues to be identified with the fearsome Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the Bajrang Dal and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, the Congress will have its way and firmly wield power at the national level. And given the total hold exercised by the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty over the Congress, this power will automatically get concentrated in its hands; a monarchical system will, in effect, be imposed on the nation. This has emerged as the reality notwithstanding what the Constitution says.