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Thread on some #KeyTakeaways from #LokSabhaElections2019 results:
1. There was always a #Modi wave but the #LeLi Commentariat insisted it was an undercurrent against Modi and #BJP.
2. Losses in Rajasthan, MP and Chhattisgarh in 2018 were an aberration and not a trend. 1/n
3. Vote transfers do not happen between historically hostile parties. Anticipated vote transfer did not happen in #UP. SP-BSP #MahaGathBandhan was nonstarter.
4. Never mind the bunk peddled by pop political analysts. #India would prefers Government with single-party majority. 2/n
5. Mamata Banerjee underestimated Hindu backlash to her brazen Muslim appeasement and pandering to illegal Bangladeshi immigrants.
6. She overestimated the ability of party goons to strike fear among voters. It took 34 years for LF to unravel; TMC less than 10 years. 3/n
7. No General should show signs of panic and despair during battle. By 7th round Mamata Banerjee had become desperate and made no attempt to hide her panic.
8. Communists are now an extinct species. They belong to the zoo.
9. Congress screwed JDS, got screwed in process. 4/n
10. Lalu Prasad Yadav's flickering lantern has been blown out by the Modi-Nitish Typhoon that swept through #Bihar.
11. Naveen Babu rules #Odisha, but just. #BJD story is now in its last chapter.
12. Himanta Biswa Sarma has proved himself as a master strategist once again. 5/n
12. Chandrababu Naidu pretended he was the arbiter of #India's destiny. His #TDP has been wiped out in #AP. Nobody bought into his gripe against Modi. Nobody will take his calls now. Politicians do not waste time on losers.
13. Mr Arun Shourie and Mr Yashwant Sinha ditto. 6/n
14. As for #Congress it can wallow in self-pity at leisure. Its leadership has been denuded of all credibility. Rahul Gandhi has proved himself to be a liability. He can now hug himself to sleep. He needs the rest.
15. New India has conclusively rejected the Nehru Parivar. 7/n
16. Cash handout politics of reinventing 'Garibi Hatao' as a vote-winner does not work anymore. As I pointed out on Day 1, #Nyay would drive away middleclasses and not attract underclasses. But Congress and Rahul Gandhi chose to go with dolt economists with foreign accents. 8/n
Last though not least: #India has shown the world that it remains committed to democracy. PM @narendramodi has won #LokSabhaElections2019 but the victory is that of our great Republic. Every Indian who voted in these elections has kept the lamp of liberty burning. Thank you. 9/n
I missed
A) #Demonetisation and #GST were nonfactors in #LokSabhaElections2019 Which goes to show dolt economists who advised Congress and others, and claimed Modi has busted the economy, do not know their elbows from their butts.
B) Raghuram Rajan has no job opening in GoI.
C) Rafael may be a super plane but it did not fly for Rahul Gandhi.
D) Cambridge Analytica (now underground) owes sizeable fees to certain 'opinion makers' and social media 'influencers'. But no sympathy. They should have asked for money upfront and not settled for IOUs. 11/n
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