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Connecting the missing election dots

The results may have been surprising, but for many on the ground, the undercurrents of discontent were unmistakable

Lok Sabha elections, exit polls
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Lok Sabha elections, exit polls

Nivedita Mookerji
The journey is as important as the destination, as the saying goes. This rings true as the election season in India draws to a close after a nail-biting finish, though leaving room for some more twists and turns, perhaps in sync with a coalition era. Some called the counting of votes for the 18th Lok Sabha elections a “national thriller”, while others used terms like “down to the wire contest”. While the result came as a surprise, going back to reporters’ diaries, looking at newspaper reports from the last 45 days, and exchanging notes with colleagues who travelled to different
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First Published: Jun 05 2024 | 10:24 PM IST

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