Watching the early elections trends on my laptop on a slow connection on the beach near Alibag, this one thought:
A man wanted to be Prime Minister on the back of riding a Toyota around the country and calling it a chariot. On the back of fueling resentments, nurturing victimhood and selling weakness. On the back of no vision for this country of any kind.
LK Advani has lost probably his last chance to be Prime Minister of India. Thank you, voters.
I hope he and his party and their various supporters will now learn the lessons that they clearly haven't since 2004. Abusing those who disagree with you, feeling constant resentment and claiming perpetual victimhood -- these things only go so far. They take you to that mark of about 25-30% of the popular vote. They don't take you further. You don't get people to vote for you, or those you favour, by calling them names.
I'll have more later. For now, I am simply relieved and grateful that I live in a country whose government will not be headed by LK Advani.