As usual once again, Vajpayee survived! He simply was nowhere during the agitation.
Vajpayee's biggest idol was Nehru and he liked people with class - Jaswant Singh, Arun Shourie.
Modi repelled him.
Vajpayee managed to eat meat have liquor and be sanghi.
Vajpayee managed to be unmarried and yet . . .
Vajpayee managed to deliver a zero on the Hindu agenda.
He managed get political mileage from Ayodhya & Nellie, even Jammu where he "pioneered" the thought of Hindu Jammu and Muslim Kashmir.
Basically Vajpayee managed . . .