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May 13, Congress second time lucky

May 13 has again brought a bit of luck to the Congress when it got governments in two states and its ally Trinamool Congress swept to power in West Bengal.

delhi Updated: May 13, 2011 20:49 IST

May 13 has again brought a bit of luck to the Congress when it got governments in two states and its ally Trinamool Congress swept to power in West Bengal.

However, it was not as lucky in Puducherry where it lost power and saw allt DMK ousted from power in Tamil Nadu.

It was May 13, 2004 that had proved to be a turning point for the Congress under Sonia Gandhi when the UPA under her leadership had come to power for the first time by ousting the BJP-led NDA from power.

At that time, Gandhi had punctured the 'feel good' balloon of the BJP as also the talk of "India Shining" after the then Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee had advanced the Lok Sabha polls scheduled by October.