Saturday, October 16, 2004

Maharashtra elections

Election results in the second largest state in India is out, and the Congress-NCP combine is going to form the next government. I think many people expected the results to be along these lines as only recently Congress put up a nice performance in the national elections. I'm happy about the results. Happy not because the Congress is coming back to power, but because the voices of Hindutva have lost elections once again. It's such a shame, and indeed very dangerous, to have Thackerays and Modis wielding a lot of power. I'm sure the psephologists and the mainstream media will come up with many explanations for the election outcome. While doing so, most of them will also contradict the positions that they took yesterday. I wish to believe that people are genuinely fed up with communal politics and that's one lesson from these results. As a congress leader put it: "each time Narendra Modi visits Bombay we get more votes".


At 10:00 PM, Blogger Nitin said...

Hopefully with its majority, the Congress will not need to rely on the support of the loony Left...with all its sinister agenda of detoxification and the Great Indian Undo Button.

At 11:01 PM, Blogger Anand said...

The next Maharashtra Govt. will have to depend on the Left support. And perhaps that's a good thing. Left's track record of resisting the communal forces is much better than the Congress and NCP.


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