State Assembly Elections: Long Before the BJP, the Congress Had Perfected the Art of Communal Politics

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State Assembly Elections: Long Before the BJP, the Congress Had Perfected the Art of Communal Politics

Illustration: Robin Chakraborty

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ecember 11 will be a day the Congress will remember. Congress, India’s Grand Old Party has bounced back this election season, partly because of anti-incumbency and partly because of its outreach programmes – the promise of jobs and subsidies to farmers – and its newfound love for soft Hindutva. That “turn” should surprise absolutely no one. In fact, the party has come a long way because of it.

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