Ten Key Pointers from the Verdict 2019

• The BJP’s victory is shell-shocking for all those who hoped for its decline, but not surprising.
• Congress feared it would be reduced to a regional party if it gets into too many alliances across states. It finds itself in a worse plight with no seats from 14 mainland states.
• Indian National Congress fails to reinvent itself. It is clearly devoid of new and young leaders. Liberalist ethos of Congress fails to cast a spell even as Nehru-Gandhi dynasty is in danger of moving into oblivion.
• BJP has emerged as the chief opposition party in West Bengal and Odisha, two states where it had only nominal presence.
• Hindutva overwhelms the social justice narrative in two principal Hindi states, i.e., Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
• Regional dynasties such as Mulayam-Akhilesh Yadavs’ in UP, Gowdas’ in Karnataka, Naidu’s in Andhra Pradesh and Laloo Yadavs’ in Bihar have been decimated completely. The incipient dynasty of KCR has come in for a shock in Telangana. How would Jaganmohan Reddy and his YSRCP would negotiate with the Centre remains an imponderable.
• Parties with standalone iconic leaders like Mamata’s TMC, Mayawati’s BSP and Mahbooba Mufti’s PDP are now vulnerable.
• The BJP makes an impressive dent into Karnataka, which it had ruled just once.
• Split and power tussle in regional dynasties works to the benefit of the BJP. Look at Bihar.
• Marginal victories of Congress in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh have been reversed with massive resurgence of the BJP. Sweeping victory in Chhattisgarh has been negated within six months.

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