After all the hype and fuss over a new-look, rejuvenated BJP, the fault-lines in the party are again emerging in stark relief. By the end of last week, it became clear that the more things change in the BJP, the more they remain the same.
The changes effected earlier this month were supposed to have settled the Vajpayee-Advani issue once and for all. By elevating L.K. Advani to deputy prime minister, the prime minister was seen as anointing his successor and quietly stepping into the background. The BJP was abuzz with a vision of the "real" leader finally leading it into the future.