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Modi is the best India has had. UP by-poll results and Opposition be damned

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Posted On: 10 APR 2018

In two months from now, the Modi government will complete four years in office. In the penultimate year of its first term, it is but logical to take stock of the performance of the BJP government which came to power riding on the aspirations of millions of Indians seeking riddance from the corrupt and divisive rule of the Congress.

Before one goes into a performance audit, it is important to take note of the manner in which the political situation is unfolding. After being repeatedly rejected by the voters in successive elections, the dejected Opposition camp had something to cheer about when the hurriedly stitched up "sinful" alliance of Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) managed to win Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats in by-elections.

I call it "sinful" because the only reason for the bitter partners to bury their animosity had a sinister design of escaping extinction.

Suddenly, there is a spring in the strides of the Opposition as they sense a chance to replicate its by-poll success in 2019. No one can be stopped from day-dreaming but every rational election analyst would agree that by-poll results are not the basis for predicting a national trend.

Read the complete article at dailyo.in.