Hema Malini along with daughters Esha and Ahana performs in a dance drama ‘Meera’ during ‘Sironj Mahotsav’ at Sironj in MP-PTI

Hema Malini along with daughters Esha and Ahana performs in a dance drama ‘Meera’ during ‘Sironj Mahotsav’ at Sironj in MP-PTI

Hema Malini along with daughters Esha and Ahana performs in a dance drama ‘Meera’ during ‘Sironj Mahotsav’ at Sironj in MP-PTI

India

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.