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Assembly elections 2017: Personalities win the day, not real issues

election results Updated: Mar 11, 2017 14:10 IST

“We rejoiced when the 2014 general elections signalled a paradigm shift in our election campaigns from the purely political and personal to development. Now the people can get their teeth into the real issues that plague much of India we thought. But there seems to have been a reversal of priorities in these elections to five states, one of which is so important that all parties went hell for leather to woo voters. And those who have emerged victorious have done so by at best skimming the surface of development issues.”

Read the complete opinion piece by Lalita Panicker

First Published: Mar 11, 2017 13:10 IST