Members of World Cup winning blind cricket team Pankaj Bhue (R) and Md. Jafer Iqbal welcome on at Bhubaneswar airport-PTI

Members of World Cup winning blind cricket team Pankaj Bhue (R) and Md. Jafer Iqbal welcome on at Bhubaneswar airport-PTI

Members of World Cup winning blind cricket team Pankaj Bhue (R) and Md. Jafer Iqbal welcome on at Bhubaneswar airport-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.