Hope or hype?

as the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (upa) took the reins after handing out a shock defeat to the National Democratic Alliance in the recent general elections, Planning Commission officials went into a tizzy. Senior advisers were busy ferreting out information pertaining to the agenda set by the United Front (uf) government of 1996, which was propped up by the Congress. By May-end, the incumbent Union cabinet framed and adopted the common minimum programme (cmp)