Nothing is what it seems in politics. Once the manufactured fireworks over the leak of the Liberhan report even while Parliament was on (and then the hard thud of reality with its tabling in Parliament) dies down, political parties and politicians will get down to calculating the gains and losses.
Who do you think stands to gain from the report and its contents? Will the gains be all India, or will it restricted to Uttar Pradesh alone? Does the Babri masjid issue still have steam to tilt voters and elections? Was the report leaked to scuttle parliamentary debates and opposition unity on price rise and Madhu Koda?
Was it leaked with prime minister Manmohan Singh away to steal the thunder from his landmark US visit? Should the indicted parliamentarians, including the former future prime minister of India, L.K. Advani resign? Should the Congress expel the former BJP man in its ranks, Shankersinh Vaghela?
And the big question: should the RSS, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), Bajrang Dal, Shiv Sena be banned?