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Message for the Gandhis: Only local leadership can bail the Congress out in assembly elections

Voters are constantly looking for alternatives, a new set of Congress leaders can offer that

A K Bhattacharya 

A K Bhattacharya Early leads based on the counting of votes in the five state Assembly elections till forenoon on Saturday have indicated a clean sweep for the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh.  This will certainly count as one of Mr Modi’s biggest electoral victories and a big boost to his and his party’s prospects for Gujarat next year and more importantly for the 2019 general elections. This is also significant as it comes in the backdrop of the electoral setbacks he suffered in the Assembly elections in Bihar and Delhi. But the message from these ...

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First Published: Sat, March 11 2017. 12:19 IST
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