Poll results show itís about the economy


There is no denying the appeal of Modi's model of development among the urban middle class even outside Gujarat. The only way the grand old party can hope to wean the middle class away is to show them a better and secure future with the economy back on a high growth trajectory. The UPA may need to take some tough, unpopular decisions but as these Assembly elections have proved, they can be made palatable as long as people are convinced of the larger narrative being scripted.

Deepak is a senior assistant editor based in Delhi


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