People pose for the camera with victory signs in New Delhi. Reuters
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday appeared set to retain power as its candidates led in 229 of the 405 Lok Sabha seats from where counting trends were available, leaving the Congress far behind.
The Bombay Stock Exchange's Sensex index jumped more than two percent to pass the 40,000 mark for the first time ever while the Nifty crossed 12,000 points, also a new landmark.
After the recent Lok Sabha elections, there was much discussion in the media, both in India and abroad, often in hyperbolic terms, on the rise of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the fall of the Congress party. But the dramatic change in the fortunes of the Left received scant attention. The Communist Party of India, the oldest of the Left parties,
The stunning blow in the recent parliamentary elections has pushed Congress back to the drawing board. An exercise like this should have been undertaken by India’s grand old party after the 2014 polls, but better late than never (‘Priyanka plans to revamp party in UP’, June 28, Gulf Today).
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