This post is mainly for Jen & Piotr, my inquisitive, politically-minded friends. I personally am pretty confused about the Indian political scene. Despite earnest attempts to sort out who’s who and what they’re up to, I just can’t understand the political structure or process here. The following paragraph is my best attempt to explain it simply, but please follow the link to the NY Times article for more accurate information.
On Tuesday night the Prime Minister called for a confidence vote, and won by a larger margin than everyone was expecting. The PM and his allies have been pushing to go forward with a nuclear deal between India & the US. Tuesday’s vote seems to indicate that India will try to push to seal the deal before Bush leaves the White House.