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With Karnataka win, Congress gets a template for other Assembly polls

THE WEALTH OF THE POOR: If BJP spent eight years trying to displace Congress as party for the poor, Congress' Karnataka triumph could help it reclaim that perch. Archis Mohan writes

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The Congress party’s comprehensive Karnataka Assembly election win has armed it with an electoral template it is putting to use in Madhya Pradesh (MP) — the only Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state of the five poll-bound states in November.
 
The Congress campaign in MP will focus on those affected the worst, across all castes, by inflation and a lack of gainful work and promise Rahul Gandhi’s “five guarantees”.
 
But the Karnataka win, evident in the four days it took after the election results to agree on a power-sharing formula between Siddaramaiah and D K Shivakumar, brings the challenge

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First Published: May 21 2023 | 10:19 PM IST

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