I'm sitting in the India Today Conclave 2009. Just heard a brilliant speech by Shivraj Singh Chouhan (CM of MP).
Last year I was impressed by Narender Modi. Another year. Another BJP Chief Minister.
Congress is represented by Ashok Chavan (CM of Maharashtra). Omar Abdullah (CM of J&K) represented the middle front.
Both spoke well, but read from prepared speeches. Shivraj had no notes but had better turns of phrase & more data.
Notice that the self made politicians speak better than those who are products of dynastic democracy.
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