A car set on fire during first day of ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by trade unions, at industrial area phase 2 in Nodia-PTI

A car set on fire during first day of ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by trade unions, at industrial area phase 2 in Nodia-PTI

A car set on fire during first day of ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by trade unions, at industrial area phase 2 in Nodia-PTI

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We are now in the final stages of this general election. On Thursday, May 7, voters will elect a new Parliament. So far the campaign has been curiously lacklustre and timid.

An unquestionably authentic verdict is fundamental as much for democracy as it is for political parties that win with spectacular success.