Buoyed up by popular schemes, TRS crushes a flailing Opposition
MNF back in power as Congress fails to hide failures, highlight feats
The nitty-gritty of Congress Chhattisgarh sweep
The Congress could have done better as the BJP’s fortunes in Rajasthan were already diminishing
Congress wins by a whisker, through a grind of factors
The ‘semi-finals’ went to the Congress, rousing it from four years of gloom. Its colours now reappear in heartland India, hitting the BJP in its own stronghold: 2019 looks a more open game now.
The assembly poll results are a red flag for the BJP, but not really an endorsement of the Congress. And the TRS victory in Telangana shows regional parties still have a key role to play in 2019.