Himanta Biswa Sarma, 52, is restive, while his MLAs are vocal that after delivering Assam twice to the BJP, it is now their man's turn to hold the top job of Chief Minister.
You know how you get positive coverage? By doing positive things. Address the real problems - oxygen, beds, misinformation. Apparently it hasn't even occurred to the Modi Sarkar that the safest way to more positive stories is by doing a good job.
The question arises whether the top BJP leadership exists in a bubble that neither internal warnings from scientists, or social media posts or stories in respected international journals, penetrate.
The results of the recently-held panchayat polls in UP do not look good for the ruling BJP led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
The West Bengal elections would also have been a normal event like the other state elections which were held at the same time, had it not been for the hype created by none other than the Prime Minister and Home Minister of India.
It's an oft-repeated warning that poor countries will suffer more from climate change than rich countries.
Banerjee needs to publicly call for an end to the violence and demonstrate that she means it.
Anyone who remotely knows Mamata Banerjee is immediately struck by her capacity and tenacity to fight, she is a prize fighter to the core.
As anyone who has tried to invest in India can tell you, India's states are as distinct from each other as European countries.
India is suffering the world's worst Covid-19 crisis. The daily infection rate is more than 300,000; the daily death toll, in excess of 2,000, is very likely an undercount.
Much of this criticism will be on account of the BJP's abysmal failure to dethrone Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal.
A huge victory for an embattled single woman in a wheelchair who stood for an India and a Bengal for all.
If the results of the Bengal election force the government to focus more on the pandemic and less on politicking, campaigning and legislator-purchasing then India will have gained. And lives will be saved.