Indian Elections
Congress Trounced, Modi Triumphant in India’s State Elections
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  • Kevin

    Will AAP be a factor in the national elections? Or is its strength limited to Dehli?

    • El Gringo

      Right now it is a very Delhi-centric movement. It is possible that it may spread in the future, likely to other urban areas, but not before the upcoming elections. It also remains to be seen whether or not the movement can further translate into votes at the national stage.

  • Kevin

    Will AAP be a factor in the national elections? Or is its strength limited to Dehli?

    • Guest

      Right now it is a very Delhi-centric movement. It is possible that it may spread in the future, likely to other urban areas, but not before the upcoming elections. It also remains to be seen whether or not the movement can further translate into votes at the national stage.

  • El Gringo

    Extrapolating a BJP win in the national elections from these state elections would be like assuming a Republican presidential candidate will win because Kansas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska just elected Republican governors.

    • Atanu Maulik

      You just revealed you profound ignorance of politics. Both Indian and US.

      • El Gringo

        I invite you to make a better analogy.

        • Atanu Maulik

          This is somewhat similar to the drubbing the Democratic party in US suffered in 2010. It revealed deep discontent with the party running the show, but does not guarantee that the opposition will win the bigger battles which lies ahead.

  • Guest

    Extrapolating a BJP win in the national elections from these state elections would be like assuming a Republican presidential candidate will win because Kansas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska just elected Republican governors.

    • Atanu Maulik

      You just revealed your profound ignorance of politics. Both Indian and US.

      • Guest

        I invite you to make a better analogy.

  • Atanu Maulik

    This is NOT a defeat for the Congress party per se. Instead this is a comprehensive defeat for Amartya Sen and his tired old failed socialist re-distributionist policies that the Congress party so faithfully adopted. It is those failed policies which is responsible for today’s 4% GDP growth and 10% inflation which doomed the Congress. The message from this election is loud and clear. India’s youth don’t want to be beggars. They want jobs and opportunities to get ahead in life. So freebies and handouts will no longer win votes. Political parties are advised to stay away from Sen and listen to Bhagwati instead. From now on, they will either have to deliver fast growth and jobs and low inflation or get kicked out.

  • Atanu Maulik

    This is NOT a defeat for the Congress party per se. Instead this is a comprehensive defeat for Amartya Sen and his tired old failed socialist re-distributionist policies that the Congress party so faithfully adopted. It is those failed policies which is responsible for today’s 4% GDP growth and 10% inflation which doomed the Congress. The message from this election is loud and clear. India’s youth don’t want to be beggars. They want jobs and opportunities to get ahead in life. So freebies and handouts will no longer win votes. Political parties are advised to stay away from Sen and listen to Bhagwati instead. From now on, they will either have to deliver fast growth and jobs and low inflation or get kicked out.

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