What made the UPA government accede to Anna Hazare's demands so fast? Fear that his crusade against corruption could affect its prospects in the assembly polls.
Corruption is the talking point both in Tamil Nadu, where the 2G scam could influence the result, and in Kerala.
But the people's movement has found its way to other poll-bound states too
In Bengal, Trinamool Congress' Dinesh Trivedi offered to quit the council of ministers to support Hazare's campaign. In Assam, the middle class' support of Hazare is worrisome for the Congress.
"What the Opposition couldn't do in four months, Hazare seems to have done with his four-day fast," said one Congress leader.