Like the TV game show "Kaun Banega Crorepati?" the million dollar question in Indian politics today is who will be the next prime minister? Although the Congress has stood by the present incumbent, Manmohan Singh, there is speculation that he may be asked to stand aside in case the party needs the Left's support to form a government.
Modi, Rahul: PMs in waiting?
In view of the Left's allergy to Singh because of his championing of the India-US nuclear deal, his party may be compelled to replace him with someone more acceptable to the comrades if the choice for the prime minister's position becomes the sticking point between the two sides.
Image: Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh waves at his supporters during election rally in Bikaner.Text: IANS