The 'High Command' is trying to shield the Prime Minister despite many his many follies. Handling corruption-related cases is a case in point. The Congress has much to gain rather than lose if he decides to step down.
While the reaction to FDI in retail by several Opposition parties and some of the allies of UPA is on expected lines, they have missed the wood for the trees. Perhaps, that is exactly what Dr Singh wants.
There is a need to make MGNREGA more sustainable and not just a white elephant. One of the ways to do this is to tie up with rural farmers who can be lent the labour force thus making the scheme more productive than what it is now.