It had become almost axiomatic that India’s national politics was nothing but an aggregate of what transpired in the states. But the results of four state elections question that premise and suggest that it is national sentiment that overrides local factors. Some parts of the BJP sweep may be less than convincing but the Congress defeat is unambiguous and resounding. Sonia, Rahul Gandhi say there will be 'deep introspection'
When the Congress party sits down to introspect what led to its crushing defeat in Rajasthan assembly elections, it can ill afford to ignore the fact that the BJP won in 16 of the 20 seats where Narendra Modi addressed pre-poll meetings.
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