Hey Liberal Optimists, Wake Up and Smell the Saffron

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Hey Liberal Optimists, Wake Up and Smell the Saffron

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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o all the people who’ve been following the results of the state elections, the news that the Congress has taken the lead over BJP in three crucial states must feel like manna from heaven. From the campaign to the results, the entire affair has had more twists and turns than the trailer of Captain Marvel – and the dust has not yet settled.

As the BJP gets set to lose two (and maybe three) states in its Hindi heartland base, this election will be remembered as historic, at least for a certain type of citizen.

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