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Vote for Indian Nationalism

Vote for Indian Nationalism GPD TO no surprise of ordinary people including the present writer, the Congress(I) has won the battle at the hustings in a more than convincing manner. This is not to say that the ordinary people had predicted four hundred or so seats for the Congress(I). For a party like the Con- gress(I) the difference between a two- thirds majority and any other number is meaningless. It could very well be infinity. When we say to nobody's surprise, we essentially mean that the Congress(I) was poised for a big victory and that 'ordinary' people felt it. The number of seats actually won or lost is a good subject for an indoor game like betting. We ourselves won a couple of bets. (The only bet that we lost showed our poor understanding of pop cinema rather than of politics. We never thought the fading stars would win.) But the bets or for that matter all those accounts of shifts one way or the other give you some idea of the mood of the people but none whatever of the 'politics' which has made this spectacular victory possible.

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