Devotees light candles during a mass prayer held at a church on the occasion of Christmas in Bhubaneswar-PTI

Devotees light candles during a mass prayer held at a church on the occasion of Christmas in Bhubaneswar-PTI

Devotees light candles during a mass prayer held at a church on the occasion of Christmas in Bhubaneswar-PTI

People

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.