and behold. India badly needs a real conservative/libertarian type
party. Otherwise, the left/center-left establishment gets away with too
much crap. And no, BJP doesn't fit the bill. They are essentially social
conservatives, being right-wing on only one issue (religion/culture).
Elsewhere, they are rather Congress-like. Even on economic issues, the main
undercurrent in BJP seems to favour socialism rather than free-market
beliefs. As for Congress itself, a small but vocal part of it consists of
leftists who found full-blown communism too arduous. The overwhelming part
of Congress is, of course, filled with people who really don't care about
such stuff- they just want their share.