Ooo, very interesting. Do you have any polls or articles or anything to back that up? I wanna know more but for some reason I'm having a hard time finding any details.
I've been getting this information from Indian TV, so unfortunately I can't help there. There are no polls since this is an electoral college, but the figure jaichind quoted is the common estimate.
Shouldn't the PMO transition be starting sometime after the presidential?
The best bet right now is 2014, after the election; Congress ministers right now are begging in public that Rahul join the government.
Who gets to vote in these elections anyways? They're not direct elections, but there seems to be rather a large number of electors.
MPs and MLAs. It's a lot like Germany, except that each voter's vote is weighted according to how many people he represents.