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Achhe din for Rahul Gandhi

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13.12.2018

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  • Madhya Pradesh

  • Rajasthan

  • Chhattisgarh

  • Telangana

  • Mizoram

Ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the recent Assembly polls have handed the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) an embarrassing 5-0 defeat. From Rajasthan to Mizoram, the party which is ruling the county couldn’t bag a majority in any state.

The biggest jolt, however, came from the Hindi heartland.

The three key states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh voted against Hindutva politics, by throwing the right wing party out of power. If this is any bellwether of voting behaviour for the upcoming Parliamentary elections, the BJP is already out of its three strongholds. In Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, the party had enjoyed power for three successive terms.

The PM and Amit Shah have much to ponder over. (Photo: PTI/file)

But then, what went wrong with Hindutva politics, which had given BJP a landslide win in the previous Lok Sabha elections?

Well, the BJP had essentially promised ‘vikas’, a popular Hindi word for development. ‘Vikas’, however, couldn’t progress much beyond the record-breaking heights of new, and upcoming, statues.

The Statue of Unity, a colossal statue of the Iron Man of India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, was recently unveiled as the world’s tallest statue at a height of 182 metres. In a county where........

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