‘BJP can’t be a party of Hindu right. Then it will not succeed. But it can be a party of Indian (centre) right, which it should be’
Brajesh Mishra: Walking on the lawns.
•Shekhar Gupta: Walking on the lawns. I think the second was in front of parliament and now. I think the context also changes with time. And we meet a slightly pained Brajesh Mishra right now. Is that so?
Brajesh Mishra: If you are talking of the election.
•Shekhar Gupta: Yes, not the party man I know, but still.
Brajesh Mishra: My views are that I am neither pro-BJP nor pro-Congress.
•Shekhar Gupta: Right.
Brajesh Mishra: I have a vision of India. I have a reading of what is the national interest and I go by that. S whatever I say is not the criticism of the BJP or the Congress. These results as they have come out, they have shown three tendencies. On is the fear of the electorate particularly the middle class.
•Shekhar Gupta: Fear in the minds of the electorate.
Brajesh Mishra: Yeah, of the Third Front. I mean when they looked at the scene or is it Mayawati who is going to become the Prime Minister or is Chandrababu Naidu or...
•Shekhar Gupta: Deve Gowda...
Brajesh Mishra: ...or Deve Gowda or so and so, and they had no confidence in it.