Bengal has revealed what it is thinking. Will India follow? – By Mohan Guruswamy
….The elections to the four states and Puducherry that he was focused on have been his undoing. He began campaigning on February 5 in Assam and February 7 in Bengal. After that, he addressed 20 more rallies in Bengal and six more in Assam. He also addressed ten rallies in Tamil Nadu, three in Kerala and one in Puducherry, in all around 40 giant rallies crisscrossing across in Indian Air Force Boeings.
The cost is not important. The time spent on huckstering is important. He lost almost a month campaigning instead of managing the engulfing crisis. Clearly, he factored winning Bengal was more important and worth the cost….
Bengal unambiguously has expressed what it is thinking. It has rejected Modi and his message and campaign style, lock, stock and barrel. A clearly subservient Election Commission helpfully broke up the Bengal polling into eight phases starting on March 27 and closing on April 29. During this period the daily Covid-19 cases rose in Bengal from 812 to 17,403….