Could the Congress Be Inching Closer to a Winning Formula?

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Could the Congress Be Inching Closer to a Winning Formula?

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n the end, shockingly, the Gujarat election results didn’t turn out to be what #hypemedia consumers and Yogendra Yadav had predicted. The BJP romped home with 99 out of 182 seats, Mr Modi’s charisma hitting yet another home run. The BJP will yet again form the government in Gujarat, even after 22 years of ruling the state casually referred to as the “Hindutva Laboratory of India”.

Hindsight is always 20/20, but the BJP taking the home state of the most popular and magnetic Indian leader since Indira Gandhi was a given. However from the wreckage of PM Modi’s Hindutva blitzkrieg, the Congress, fascinatingly, led by the newly coronated Rahul Gandhi, has projected a well laid-out grievance redressal system for those tired of bad implementation of economic policies like GST or demonetisation, and those tired of neech polarisation.

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