There is nothing like hubris for tripping up Indian leaders. Just ask Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who let a little success go to his head in 2004 when he led Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party to disaster.
Vajpayee fought that election with a splashy "India Shining" campaign highlighting the wave of optimism supposedly sweeping the nation. Hundreds of millions of Indians who were not feeling Vajpayee's economic magic retorted: "We will not be ignored!" and showed the BJP the door.