20 September 2010: As opposed to the cheerful media projection of Rahul Gandhi's student-union-type political campaigns, senior Congress leaders are morose and consumed by a sense of enervating drift. They see most evidence of the drift in the Manmohan Singh government, and are particularly appalled by its handling of two very sensitive political issues, namely Jammu and Kashmir and Maoism, although the first has overtaken the second for the moment in the national headlines.