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Signs of coherence

Has Congress learned the lessons of the past two years?

As he turns 80, after what must have been two of the most difficult years of his career, a few things suddenly seem to be going right for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Thanks to the economic measures that his government announced just less than a fortnight ago, the national conversation has turned away from the problems with coal mine allocations to the private sector, many of which were carried out during the period he held additional charge of the coal ministry. The Congress Working Committee, meeting on Tuesday, reportedly backed the measures firmly, giving Dr Singh public political ...