Assembly Elections 2018: Why BJP’s Loss is Not Congress’s Gain

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Assembly Elections 2018: Why BJP’s Loss is Not Congress’s Gain

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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fter a long, long time, the Congress party symbol looks like it’s asking for a high five instead of signalling for the BJP to halt its onward charge. The date December 11, 2018 is going to be remembered by Congress faithful as the day the BJP’s vision of a Congress-mukt Bharat was dealt a deadly blow by the electorate. Of the five state elections being declared on this day, managing to win Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, and significantly bloodying the ruling BJP’s nose in Madhya Pradesh, all in the BJP’s Hindi heartland backyard, proves that you can teach a Grand Old Party new tricks.

Whether those tricks are anything to be proud of however, is another question entirely.

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